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Disaster Recovery: Efforts to Identify and Address Barriers to Receiving Federal Recovery Assistance, Statement of Chris P. Currie, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Testimony Before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 283KB]

From the Highlights: "Each year, disasters affect hundreds of American communities and cause billions of dollars of damage. Disaster recovery is a complex process with many factors that affect individual and community outcomes, including in various socioeconomic and demographic groups. Recently, federal actions have focused on equitable administration of federal recovery assistance. This statement is based on preliminary observations from GAO [Government Accountability Office]'s forthcoming report on federal actions to identify and address potential access barriers and disparate outcomes, which is currently at FEMA, HUD [United States Department of Housing and Urban Development], and SBA [United States Small Business Administration] for comment. It also discusses prior GAO work and recommendations issued from 2019 through 2021 related to various federal recovery programs and vulnerable populations."

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GAO-22-105488
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2021-10-27
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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