HUD News: Hud approves plan to support to support southern Georgia counties in their recovery from 2017 disasters

$38 million in federal recovery funds to rebuild damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced its approval of the State of Georgia’s disaster action plan, which will invest $38 million to support the state in its recovery from the effects of deadly tornados in January of 2017 as well as the impact of Hurricane IrmaRead Georgia’s recovery plan.

These funds are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will address lingering unmet needs in impacted Georgia counties, including seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure.

“Today, we are taking an important step to help Georgia recover from these disasters,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.  “HUD will remain steadfast partners to support Georgians as they rebuild their homes, restore their businesses and repair their critical infrastructure.”

HUD requires that these recovery dollars be targeted to local communities that experienced the greatest impact and that all disaster relief funds will be spent in a manner that helps disaster victims.  As a result, HUD will impose strict conditions and financial controls on the use of these funds.