Tag Archives: FEMA

Puerto Rican Evacuees Increase Pressure for Affordable Housing in Florida

More than 150,000 people have left Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September and have come to Florida.  This surpasses the number of Cubans who fled to Miami in the Mariel boatlift of 1980.  Evacuees continue to arrive and are in need of housing and other services including health care and schools.  … Continue Reading

Congress Moving on Re-authorization and Reform of National Flood Insurance Program

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the U.S. House of Representatives voted last Tuesday to approve House Resolution 2874 entitled the “21st Century Flood Reform Act.”   The Act must still pass the Senate and be signed by the President before becoming law with a current expiration date just around the corner – December 8, 2017.  But … Continue Reading

Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). When does it Expire? Will it be reauthorized or changed?

One of the most significant land use issues facing Congress this year is reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  The NFIP is a FEMA managed program that provides flood insurance, analyzes and improves floodplain management, and develops flood plain maps (called Flood Insurance Rate Maps or “FIRMs”) showing different types of flood zones.  … Continue Reading
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