6 U.S. Code § 772 - National Disaster Housing Strategy

(a) In general
The Administrator, in coordination with representatives of the Federal agencies, governments, and organizations listed in subsection (b)(2) of this section, the National Advisory Council, the National Council on Disability, and other entities at the Administrator’s discretion, shall develop, coordinate, and maintain a National Disaster Housing Strategy.
(b) Contents
The National Disaster Housing Strategy shall—
(1) outline the most efficient and cost effective Federal programs that will best meet the short-term and long-term housing needs of individuals and households affected by a major disaster;
(2) clearly define the role, programs, authorities, and responsibilities of each entity in providing housing assistance in the event of a major disaster, including—
(A) the Agency;
(B) the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
(C) the Department of Agriculture;
(D) the Department of Veterans Affairs;
(E) the Department of Health and Human Services;
(F) the Bureau of Indian Affairs;
(G) any other Federal agency that may provide housing assistance in the event of a major disaster;
(H) the American Red Cross; and
(I) State, local, and tribal governments;
(3) describe in detail the programs that may be offered by the entities described in paragraph (2), including—
(A) outlining any funding issues;
(B) detailing how responsibilities under the National Disaster Housing Strategy will be shared; and
(C) addressing other matters concerning the cooperative effort to provide housing assistance during a major disaster;
(4) consider methods through which housing assistance can be provided to individuals and households where employment and other resources for living are available;
(5) describe programs directed to meet the needs of special needs and low-income populations and ensure that a sufficient number of housing units are provided for individuals with disabilities;
(6) describe plans for the operation of clusters of housing provided to individuals and households, including access to public services, site management, security, and site density;
(7) describe plans for promoting the repair or rehabilitation of existing rental housing, including through lease agreements or other means, in order to improve the provision of housing to individuals and households under section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174); and
(8) describe any additional authorities necessary to carry out any portion of the strategy.
(c) Guidance
The Administrator should develop and make publicly available guidance on—
(1) types of housing assistance available under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) to individuals and households affected by an emergency or major disaster;
(2) eligibility for such assistance (including, where appropriate, the continuation of such assistance); and
(3) application procedures for such assistance.
(d) Report
(1) In general
Not later than 270 days after October 4, 2006, the Administrator shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report describing in detail the National Disaster Housing Strategy, including programs directed to meeting the needs of special needs populations.
(2) Updated report
The Administrator shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report updating the report submitted under paragraph (1)—
(A) on the same date that any change is made to the National Disaster Housing Strategy; and
(B) on a periodic basis after the submission of the report under paragraph (1), but not less than once every 5 years after the date of the submission of the report under paragraph (1).

Source

(Pub. L. 109–295, title VI, § 683,Oct. 4, 2006, 120 Stat. 1446.)
References in Text

The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, referred to in subsec. (c)(1), is Pub. L. 93–288, May 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 143, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 68 (§ 5121 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 5121 of Title 42 and Tables.

 

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