Where To Turn home page
 CalendarCalendar   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups  ResourcesResources   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Calendar eventCalendar
Mon Jun 26
Tue Jun 27
Wed Jun 28
Thu Jun 29
Fri Jun 30
Sat Jul 01
Sun Jul 02

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Where To Turn Forum Index -> SANDY SUPPORT INFORMATION
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Site Admin

Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Posts: 22572
Location: Staten Island

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:44 pm    Post subject: CONGRESSMAN GRIMM LETTER TO MIDLAND CIVIC
From May 17, 2013 to May 19, 2013 (included)
Reply with quote

Thank you for contacting me regarding federal assistance for Sandy
> victims. It is good to hear from you and I am happy to respond to your
> concerns.
> Many Staten Islanders just like you faced an overload of confusing
> information in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandyís devastation. Many
> victims made the prudent financial decision to forego applying for an
> SBA disaster assistance loan to avoid taking on a debt they would be
> unable to pay back. In the months following the storm, I worked
> tirelessly in Congress to pass H.R. 152, the Superstorm Sandy
> Supplemental Appropriations Act which provided $51 billion in emergency
> aid funding in the form of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).
> These grants were allocated to federal, state, and municipal agencies
> with discretion to assist homeowners and business owners fill in the
> gaps left by FEMA and uninsured losses.
> Recently, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
> announced that storm victims that did not take SBA loans would be
> ineligible for HUD disaster assistance. I share your outrage and
> disbelief at HUDís decision. Those impacted by Sandy have already
> suffered tremendous loss and accrued significant amounts of debt. Now
> many may lose access to grant funding because they made a responsible
> decision to turn down a loan they simply could not afford to pay back.
> It is simply unfair to punish those who have played by the rules. That
> is why I am calling for a viable solution that puts all Sandy survivors
> on a more equal playing field, and I am pleased to see growing support
> for this effort from other leaders in Staten Island and Brooklyn. On
> May 10, 2013, I sent a letter to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan demanding
> that he waive the policy or implement a viable alternative solution. I
> am confident that HUD will listen to reason and waive their
> counterintuitive policy for the benefit of so many Staten Islanders
> still coping with the after-effects of Sandy.
> Thank you again for sharing your thoughts and concerns. If you require
> assistance in dealing with state, local, or federal agencies with your
> disaster assistance claims, please contact my Staten Island District
> Office at (718) 351-1062. I invite you to follow me on Facebook
> www.facebook.com/repmichaelgrimm and Twitter @repmichaelgrimm or visit
> my website at www.grimm.house.gov.
> Sincerely,
> Congressman Michael Grimm
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Where To Turn Forum Index -> SANDY SUPPORT INFORMATION All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Credits | Contact Us | Privacy Policy