HUD Launches New Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance Program
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has unveiled a new program that will provide up to 18 months of temporary rental housing to tens of thousands of families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance Program will provide a rental subsidy based on 100 percent of fair market rent in a given community.
Eligible families include displaced public housing residents, Section 8 voucher holders, other households receiving HUD assistance, and pre-disaster homeless individuals who were directly affected by the hurricane. HUD and a network of approximately 2,500 public housing authorities will jointly administer the program. Read the Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance program flyer (PDF) or visit the HUD website for additional information on this and other disaster relief programs.