HUD to Hold Competition to Help Sandy-Ravaged Communities
HUD recently announced that it would hold a competition to attract talent and projects to help strengthen communities battered by Hurricane Sandy. The competition, Rebuild by Design, is part of the nearly $51 billion Sandy aid package approved by Congress in January.
The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have identified $82 billion in storm-related damages. Hurricane Sandy killed more than 100 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, crippled mass transit, set off fuel shortages, and paralyzed power grids.