Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Congresswoman Sewell Announces that the City of Birmingham Will Receive $350,000 in Emergency Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funding from HUD

Aug 3, 2011
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) announced that the City of Birmingham will receive $350,000 in emergency community development block grant disaster recovery funding from The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  HUD generally awards noncompetitive, nonrecurring Disaster Recovery grants by a formula that considers disaster recovery needs unmet by other Federal disaster assistance programs. 

The City of Birmingham will be able to use the funding for efforts involving housing, economic development, infrastructure and prevention of further damage to affected areas.  Earlier today, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan called Congresswoman Sewell and shared the news with her. 

“I am pleased that HUD will provide this critically important funding to the City of Birmingham to rebuild its communities.  As a result of the April tornadoes and heavy storms, communities and homes were destroyed and hundreds of lives were lost in the State of Alabama. The road to recovery will be long, but this desperately needed funding will assist Alabama in its effort to rebuild again,” said Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-07).

More details to come soon.

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Contact:   Allison Abney;  (202) 225-2665;  Allison.abney@mail.house.gov