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Governor Ron DeSantis Thanks U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Breaking the Deadlock Regarding the Release of Funds for Florida Communities Impacted by Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew and Irma

Aug 02, 2019

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for clearing the issues surrounding the release of up to $633 million in funding for mitigation efforts for communities impacted by Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew and Irma. The funding will come to the state through the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program.

“I thank Secretary Carson and the officials at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for their efforts,” said Governor DeSantis. “Florida looks forward to a quick release of the federal guidance as a critical step in helping our communities who were devastated by these hurricanes rebuild stronger than before.” 

For more information about the CDBG-DR program, click here.

 

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