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HUD No. 11-070
April Brown
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Monday
May 2, 2011

 HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE
FOR MISSISSIPPI STATE STORM VICTIMS
Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Mississippi and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding last week.

On Friday, President Obama issued a disaster declaration for Clarke, Greene, Hinds, Jasper, Kemper, Lafayette, and Monroe Counties in Mississippi. On Monday, the following counties were added to the disaster declaration: Chickasaw, Choctaw, Neshoba and Webster Counties. The President’s declaration allows HUD to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to certain families living in these counties.

“Families who may have been forced from their homes need to know that help is available to begin the rebuilding process,” said Donovan. “Whether it’s foreclosure relief for FHA-insured families or helping these counties to recover, HUD stands ready to help in any way we can.”

HUD is:

Information on housing providers and HUD programs -The Department will share information with FEMA and the State on housing providers that may have available units in the impacted counties.  This includes Public Housing Agencies and Multi-Family owners. The Department will also connect FEMA and the State to subject matter experts to provide information on HUD programs and providers.

Read about these and other HUD programs designed to assist disaster victims.


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