Senator Kirsten gillabrand
On affordable Housing
**No Longer a Presidential candidate as of 8/28/2019**
Original co-sponsor of the Housing Survivors of Major Disasters Act of 2019
Joined Senator Warren's bill, the "Housing Survivors of Major Disasters Act of 2019" (S 1605 and HR 2914). This bill would require FEMA to enter into an interagency agreement with HUD to implement the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), providing temporary rental assistance and wrap-around counseling services for individuals affected by recent and future disasters. The proposal also aims to address barriers low-income survivors face when applying for FEMA assistance.