WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Alabama and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding this week.
On Thursday, President Obama issued a disaster declaration for Cullman, Dekalb, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marshall, Tuscalossa, and Walker Counties in Alabama. The President's declaration allows HUD to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to certain families living in these counties.
"Families who may have been forced from their homes need to know that help is available to begin the rebuilding process," said Donovan. "Whether it's foreclosure relief for FHA-insured families or helping these counties to recover, HUD stands ready to help in any way we can."