HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for California Fire Victims

HUD recently announced it will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of California and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes in areas affected by wildfires. President Trump issued a major disaster declaration for Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties.

The President’s declaration allows HUD to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to certain families living in these counties. HUD is providing immediate foreclosure relief, making mortgage insurance available, making insurance available for both mortgages and home rehabilitation, and making information on housing providers and HUD programs available. The Department will share information with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state on housing providers that may have available units in the affected counties. This includes public housing agencies and multifamily owners. The Department will also connect FEMA and the state to subject matter experts to provide information on HUD programs and providers.