Housing and Urban Development

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Gov. Chris Christie in Little Ferry, August 20, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

HUD Secretary Tours Bergen County, Promotes Regional Solutions To Future Storms

On Monday, Donovan a report that makes 69 recommendations for developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Sandy.

08/20/2013

Secretary of Housing And Urban Development Shaun Donovan, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, August 19, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Presidential Task Force On Superstorm Sandy Issues Report

The report released Monday by the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force says coastal communities should assume floods are going to happen more frequently and realize that spending more now on protective measures could save money later.

08/19/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy surveys shoreline damage from Sandy (credit: Governor's Office)

Plans For Federal Sandy Aid Earmarked For Conn. Relief Effort Open For Comment

Two plans detailing how the state will spend $82.5 million in federal relief for damage caused by Sandy are now available for public comment.

05/29/2013

City councilman Donovan Richards (at podium) on left Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, on right is State Senator James Sanders (Credit: Jim Smith WCBS 880)

City Lawmakers Want Feds To Reimburse Sandy-Devastated Homeowners

Nearly six months after superstorm Sandy, some victims still haven’t seen any of the funds promised to them.

04/21/2013

Westchester County Exective Rob Astorino - File / Photo: Westchester County

Westchester County Exec Accuses Feds Of ‘Extortion’ Over Fair Housing Dispute

The Department of Housing and Urban Development warned the county last month that it would lose $7.4 million on April 25 unless it complies with a demand stemming from the 2009 settlement of a desegregation lawsuit against the county.

04/10/2013

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan (L) and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaking in Kearny, N.J. April 4, 2013 (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

New Federal Rebuilding Standards Announced In Kearny

Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.

04/04/2013

Housing Sales (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

HUD Gives Long Island Big Boost To Help Housing Market

Long Island is getting a big boost to help the housing market. On Thursday, governments received an additional $5 million to buy and rehabilitate vacant, foreclosed homes and fight off neighborhood blight.

09/09/2010