Tell Congress, FEMA and HUD that is Critical that Low Income People are Treated Fairly During Recovery from Hurricanes
You can help ensure that low income people and neighborhoods are treated fairly after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. We know how important this is as we are still recovering from Sandy.
A broad coalition of national, state, and local organizations is calling on Congress, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to ensure that the federal response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria is complete and equitable for everyone.
It is especially critical that the federal response is complete and equitable for families and individuals with the lowest incomes who are often the hardest hit by disasters and have the fewest resources to recover afterwards.
Please join the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and Monarch Housing Associates in signing your organization onto the national letters to Congress, FEMA, and HUD. The deadline to sign on is Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
After past disasters, low income people and neighborhoods were often left out of the housing recovery process. As a result, many of the most vulnerable people – including low income seniors, people with disabilities, and families with children – and neighborhoods are never able to recover fully.
Not being able to fully recover, makes the most vulnerable people even more vulnerable when the next disaster strikes.
For that reason, a broad coalition of organizations – including many working directly with impacted communities in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands and with first-hand experience recovering after prior disasters – have drafted letters to Congress, FEMA, and HUD.
The letters outline specific policy recommendations to ensure a fair and just recovery process.
Click here to read more about the importance of effective recovery plans.
Congress and the Trump administration need to hear from you.
To sign onto letters separately, please contact Sarah Jemison at the National Low Income Housing Coalition.