Hurricane Irene and its aftermath have dominated headlines in the last part of August 2011, and while recovery efforts continue other communities are also getting assistance for non-hurricane related issues.
The most recent press release from the FHA and Department of Housing and Urban Development announced FHA help for Hurricane Irene victims in Puerto Rico, but in Iowa, help is also on the way for those who experienced storm and flood damage from weather problems in July.
According to HUD press release 11-176, “HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Iowa and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of July 9-14, 2011.”
On August 30, 2011, President Obama declared federal disaster areas in Benton County, Iowa, as well as Clay, Dickinson, Marshall, Story, and Tama. The HUD press release says, “The President