HUD's Frederick Tombar Testimony on Sandy Disaster Relief

Investor Update: On March 15, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the written testimony of Frederick Tombar, Senior Advisor for Disaster Recovery to Secretary of HUD, on Sandy Disaster Relief and Recovery.

Written Testimony of Frederick Tombar Senior Advisor for Disaster Recovery to Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Hearing before the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and related Agencies of the House Committee on Appropriations, on

Sandy Disaster Relief and Recovery

Chairman Latham, Ranking Member Pastor, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding relief and recovery from Superstorm Sandy, particularly with respect to the actions of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As Senior Advisor for disaster recovery to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, I have been deeply involved in those activities. I am joined today by Marion McFadden, who is currently serving as the Chief Operating Office of the Hurricane Sandy Task Force established by President Obama and chaired by Secretary Donovan. We would both be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

In my testimony today, I will cover three subjects: 1) the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy; 2) HUD’s participation in the ongoing response and recovery efforts; 3) the longer term rebuilding efforts with respect to Sandy, including the work of HUD with respect to the recent supplemental funding provided by Congress for those efforts.

To view the testimony in its entirety, please click here.

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