HUD Restores Hurricane Relief For Puerto Rico

NBC News reports:

Under Trump, HUD had previously approved a total of $20 billion for the island’s reconstruction, a historic amount. But the agency stalled the release of the aid in 2019 and imposed additional restrictions and requirements last year on how Puerto Rico could gain access to the funds, citing corruption and financial mismanagement concerns.

“Puerto Rico needs to recover from past disasters and build resilience to future storms, while ensuring transparency and accountability,” Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge said in a statement Monday. “We are committed to an ongoing partnership with Puerto Rico to empower the island’s communities and help them build back better.”

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