More on Federal Disaster Relief for New York
WASHINGTON, DC – Today in response to a question posed by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) at a hearing of the Financial Services Committee, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will streamline the approval of FHA loan applications of multifamily apartment owners in New York and New Jersey.
WASHINGTON, DC – After final Senate passage today of the Sandy aid bill, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-12-NY), issued the following statement:
Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Government, Business & Veterans’ Leaders Hail House Passage of Federal Aid Package to Help NYC Region Recover from Superstorm Sandy
NEW YORK, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn) today joined with other New York City elected officials and civic leaders to hail last night’s final passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of a package of legislative measures delivering federal disaster aid to those areas of the New York metropolitan region devastated by the cataclysmic Superstorm Sandy last October. The leaders spoke at a news conference she convened outside the Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital on East 23rd Street, which will benefit from more than $228 million in federal funding to help it recover from Sandy that will help the facility renovate and repair key departments and systems, replace damaged or destroyed medical equipment and building systems, and repair or replace damaged IT equipment damaged during the superstorm.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-12-NY) spoke out in support of passage of the flood relief portion of Sandy Disaster Aid that was passed by the Senate in the last Congress and died in the House earlier this week.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued the following statement this morning after the House failed to vote on the Senate-passed Sandy aid package last night:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) decried reports that House Republicans are discussing a Sandy aid package that would be "much smaller" that the $60 billion approved by the Senate last Friday.
Washington, DC -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) issued the following statement upon Senate passage tonight of a $60 billion disaster aid package for those affected by Superstorm Sandy:
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), hailed President Obama’s selection today of Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as “point person” for Washington’s involvement in New York’s recover from Superstorm Sandy.
WASHINGTON – Legislation introduced by Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Charles Melancon (D-LA) to reauthorize the Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program was included in the Disaster Response, Recovery and Mitigation Enhancement Act of 2008 (H.R. 6658) which passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on July 31, 2008, by voice vote. The Mortgage and Rental Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 5685) would help keep people in their homes in the wake of a federally declared disaster, such as a hurricane or terrorist attack. “I am glad to see that Congress has taken steps to help communities recover from unpredictable disasters and help citizens stay in their homes,” Said Rep. Maloney. “By including the Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program reauthorization in this bill, we are taking a necessary step toward improving the way this nation handles disaster response and recovery.” After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, individuals who required temporary housing assistance relied upon the Mortgage and Rental Assistance (MRA) Act for aid. Under the MRA program, many homeowners and renters were eligible for grants to repair homes to a habitable condition, or to obtain mortgage or rental payment assistance to prevent foreclosures or evictions. The MRA was discontinued by the Disaster Mitigation Act in May 2002. “The MRA program provided critical assistance to victims of the September 11th attack in my home state of New York. Unfortunately, the MRA was not available to the victims of Hurricane Katrina or the California fires,” continued Rep. Maloney. “Many disaster affected area residents would have benefitted from assistance provided under the MRA. The lack of MRA assistance is detrimental to disaster recovery processes.”
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Charles Melancon (D-LA) introduced legislation today that would help keep people in their homes in the wake of a federally declared disaster, such as a hurricane or terrorist attack. The Mortgage and Rental Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 5685) would provide temporary mortgage or rental financial assistance to homeowners and renters who lost a job or part of their income as a result of a disaster.