Diaz-Balart Secures $616 Million in CDBG Recovery Funds for Florida
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released $615,922,000 to the state of Florida as part of the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR).
"I am glad I was able to work with HUD Secretary Carson and my congressional colleagues to secure these funds for Florida. Parts of the Sunshine State remain in recovery from the 2017 Hurricane Season, and these funds will help Floridians in the midst of that process. I will continue to work with Secretary Carson and my colleagues to ensure we provide adequate resources to address the broad range of recovery needs for our state, including housing, economic recovery, and infrastructure repair.”
In addition to his collaboration with HUD Secretary Carson and congressional leaders, Congressman Diaz-Balart has hosted a series of informational briefings for Appropriations members on the numerous programs within the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. Included in this series was a briefing on the CBDG-DR program, educating colleagues on the importance of this program in recovery efforts after natural disasters. He is also scheduled host a hearing this coming Friday, December 1 with HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Neal Rackleff regarding the agency’s supplemental request.