Disaster recovery funds to repair damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support seven states in their recovery from major disasters that occurred last year, including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence and devastating wildfires in California.

These funds are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will address seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure in hard-hit areas of these states. The CDBG-DR Program requires grantees to develop thoughtful recovery plans informed by local residents.  Learn more about CDBG-DR and the State’s role in long-term disaster recovery (en español).

“Last year’s disasters left damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure in their wake,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “These recovery dollars will help the hardest-hit communities in these states and allow for residents to put their lives back together again.”

CaliforniaWildfires and High Winds 4407 & 4382$491,816,000
FloridaHurricane Michael 4399$448,023,000
GeorgiaHurricane Michael 4400$34,884,000
HawaiiSevere Storms, Flooding, Landslides and Mudslides 4365 & Kilauea Volcanic Eruption & Earthquakes 4366$66,890,000
North CarolinaHurricane Florence 4393$336,521,000
South CarolinaHurricane Florence 4394$47,775,000
TexasSevere Storms and Flooding 4377$46,400,000

On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed Public Law 115-254, which provides $1.68 billion in CDBG-DR funding for “disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization in the most impacted and distressed areas resulting from a major disaster declared in 2018.” In addition to the funds being allocated today, HUD will allocate an additional $205 million later in the year following a comprehensive analysis of the recovery needs in American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.


HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet
at www.hud.gov and https://espanol.hud.gov.