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HUD No. 11-086
April Brown
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Thursday
May 12, 2011

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE
FOR NORTH DAKOTA 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 North Dakota and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following flooding during the month of February.

On Tuesday, President Obama issued a disaster declaration for Barnes, Benson, Bottineau, Burke, Cass, Cavalier, Dickey, Eddy, Foster, Grand Forks, Grant, Griggs, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Nelson, Pembina, Pierce, Ramsey, Ransom, Renville, Richland, Rolette, Sargent, Sheridan, Spirit Lake Reservation, Steele, Stutsman, Towner, Traill, Walsh, Ward, Wells, and Williams Counties as well as the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. 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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