HUD Issues Statement on Hurricane Sandy Bill

On January 30, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released, "Statement of Secretary Shaun Donovan, Chair of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force."

Statement of Secretary Shaun Donovan,
Chair of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

WASHINGTON – On January 29, 2013, President Obama signed into law a bill providing “supplemental appropriations to respond to and recover from the severe damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.” Today, Shaun Donovan, Chair of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, issued the following statement:

"This funding represents our commitment to doing all we can to support the families, businesses, cities and towns in this region as they rebuild their communities and make them stronger, more economically competitive and better able to withstand the next storm.

"As chair of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force - and a native of the region - I am grateful to Congress for supporting the President's request, which is so vital to this rebuilding effort. I am especially appreciative to the congressional delegations from New York and New Jersey and Governor Christie, Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and all the local elected officials for their continued leadership.

"The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force will continue to work closely with our federal as well as state and local partners to support impacted communities as they make important decisions about rebuilding and recovery. Our focus will continue to be on ensuring that these efforts, both at the federal and the local level, are coordinated, maximizing the impact of available resources to support recovery while also mitigating against future disasters.”

To view the online statement, please click here.

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Safeguard Properties is the largest privately held field services company in the country. Located in Cleveland, Ohio and founded in 1990 by Robert Klein, Safeguard has grown from a regional preservation company with a few employees  and a handful of contractors performing services in the Midwest, to a national company with more than 1,600 employees. Safeguard is supported by a nationwide network of subcontractors able to perform any requested superintendence, preservation, and maintenance functions, as well as numerous ancillary services in the U.S., the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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