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Examining the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, November 1, 2017   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the November 1, 2017 hearing on "Examining the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program," held before the U.S. House of Representatives on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Financial Services. From the opening statement of Ann Wager: "Today's hearing will focus on whether the Department of Housing and Urban Development's administration of the CDBG-DR [Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program] program lives up to the ideals I mentioned a moment ago. It will also, I hope initiate a constructive dialog between Congress, HUD [Housing and Urban Development], and the HUD Office of Inspector General about how this CDBG-DR program can be reformed to increase oversight, to increase accountability, and ensure disaster relief dollars go directly and expeditiously to those who need them the most. As we will hear today from our witness, the Acting HUD Inspector General, Helen Albert, the HUD OIG [Office of Inspector General] has routinely identified serious systemic problems with the CDBG-Disaster Recovery Program. Money appropriated to this program often failed to reach those who need it most and instead was diverted to wasteful or inefficient uses." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Helen Albert.

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Serial No. 115-51
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2018
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