Testimony The Evidence Base on How CDBG-DR Works for State and Local Stakeholders
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives
Carlos Martín
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Carlos Martín, Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Financial Services. In his testimony, Martín identified two characteristics of the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) program and its consist challenges: CDBG-DR’s final position in the sequence of federal post-disaster response, and CDBG-DR’s lack of permanent statutory authority. Within his testimony, Martín noted that future disasters are certain and equal certainty in the federal response to these disasters will improve how communities recover, quantitatively and qualitatively.

Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Climate change, disasters, and community resilience
Tags Equitable disaster recovery Climate impacts and community resilience
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Research Methods Performance measurement and management