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An artist's rendering of part of 'The Big U', one of several winning entries announced in the 'Rebuild by Design' competition on June 2, 2014. (credit: Big Team/Rebuild by Design)

Feds Pick Winners Of Post-Sandy Storm Protection Design Contest

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan on Monday will visit the New York and New Jersey to announce winners in the Rebuild By Design competition.

06/02/2014

Gov. Chris Christie delivers his 'State of the State' address in Trenton on Jan. 14, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Christie Addresses Bridge Scandal In State Of The State Speech, Says It Doesn’t Define State

The governor said he will not let the situation overshadow the bipartisan accomplishments of his first term or stand in the way of achieving new ones.

01/14/2014

An American flag flies near homes that remain damaged and mostly untouched since Superstorm Sandy hit the coastline, May 5, 2013 in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. 
 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

1 Year Later, Superstorm Sandy Survivors Light Up Shore

Candles and flashlights will light up the shore along the East Coast as survivors of Superstorm Sandy pay their respects to what was lost when the storm roared ashore one year ago.

10/29/2013

Michael Bloomberg and other elected officials announce a new round of Sandy Aid for New York state and New York City on Oct. 28, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

New York State To Receive $2.1 Billion More In Federal Superstorm Sandy Aid

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Monday that the state will receive nearly $2.1 billon, and the city will get over $1.3 billion.

10/28/2013

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

The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

6 Months After Superstorm Sandy, Signs Of Progress But More To Be Done

Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.

04/29/2013

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

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

The street in front of a home on Wynsum Lane is littered with contents of a flooded home in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Merrick, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Federal Government: Buying Out Flooded Homes Is A Complex Process

The federal government is providing guidance for towns and states considering flood-related home buyouts, but it is not as simple as just writing a check.

03/16/2013

New York Harbor is seen from Chopper 880 (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Bloomberg On Storm Barrier Idea: ‘Not In Your Lifetime’

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan has signed an agreement with the Netherlands to share information on how to rebuild the northeast to better protect it against tidal surges, specifically including the possibility of storm barriers on the coastline.

03/05/2013

Governor Chris Christie, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Mayor Dina Long walk down Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright, N.J. Feb. 7, 2013. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

HUD Secretary Discusses Ways To Cut Sandy Red Tape, Meets With Gov. Christie

As the federal government releases its first batches of aid for recovery from superstorm Sandy, Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has been visiting some of the areas hardest hit.

02/07/2013

Vice President Joe Biden greets first responders at Hoboken Terminal (credit: Vice President's Office)

Vice President Biden Tours Devastation Across New Jersey Left Behind By Sandy

Biden is just the latest Obama administration official to visit New Jersey.

11/18/2012

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / credit: Westchester County)

Westchester County Executive Meets With HUD Secretary In Washington

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says he came to no agreement with Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, about Westchester’s housing desegregation settlement.

07/27/2011

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: Westchester County)

Westchester County Executive Fuming Over Housing Settlement

Rob Astorino says he won’t work with a gun to his head.

07/15/2011