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HUD Secretary Announces Disaster Assistance for Washington Mudslide Victims

Press Release

Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Washington and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following flooding and mudslides beginning on March 22, 2014, and continuing.

Yesterday, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Snohomish County and the Sauk-Suiattle, Stillaguamish and Tulalip Indian Reservations. The President's declaration allows HUD to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to certain families living in these impacted areas.

"Families who may have been forced from their homes need to know that help is available to begin the rebuilding process," said Donovan. "Whether it's foreclosure relief for FHA-insured families or helping these counties to recover, HUD stands ready to help in any way we can."

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