Sign Letters to Support Equitable Housing Recovery after Devastating Hurricanes

Sign Letters to Support Equitable Housing Recovery after Devastating Hurricanes

Help ensure that low income people and neighborhoods are treated fairly after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. A broad coalition of national, state, and local organizations is calling on Congress, FEMA, and HUD to ensure that the federal response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria is complete and equitable for everyone, especially families and individuals with the lowest incomes who are often the hardest hit by disasters and have the fewest resources to recover afterwards. Sign your organization onto the national letters to Congress, FEMA, and HUD. The deadline to sign on is Wednesday, September 27.

Background

After past disasters, low income people and neighborhoods are 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, making them even more vulnerable when the next disaster strikes.

For that reason, NLIHC and 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 outlining specific policy recommendations that will help ensure the recovery process is fair and just.

How You Can Take Action

Congress and the Trump administration need to hear from you. The deadline to sign on is Wednesday, September 27.

Sign your organization onto all three national letters to Congress, FEMA, and HUD.

To sign onto letters separately, please contact Sarah Jemison at the National Low Income Housing Coalition at: sjemison

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