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Washington D.C.
Culberson Shows HUD Secretary Carson West Houston Areas Hardest-Hit by Hurricane Harvey
Press Release
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, Representative Culberson (TX-07) and residents of Fleetwood, Nottingham Forest, and Ashford Village hosted United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson to show him some of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey.

Following the visit, Rep. Culberson issued the following statement:

“I’ve never been prouder of the City of Houston and of Texas than when we all stepped up to help each other during Hurricane Harvey. It was especially meaningful to show Secretary Carson West Houston's subdivisions, and for our neighbors to have the chance to thank him personally for cutting through the red tape and allocating the $5 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to help us rebuild after Harvey. From selling assets to pulling from personal savings, pensions and Individual Retirement accounts, our neighbors have exhausted every option to try to rebuild on their own. These CDBG-DR grants will provide badly needed relief as we press ahead on the road to a full recovery from the storm.

“I’m confident that Secretary Carson understands that the best people to administer our precious and hard-earned tax dollars are locally elected officials, and I will keep working with our local leaders as they develop the plans to allocate this grant funding.

“I look forward to working with federal agencies to ensure that the money gets out the door as quickly as possible to help rebuild, repair, and prepare our community for any future storms. We’ll continue to be ‘Houston Strong’ and will come out of this more resilient than before.”

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