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CEO Walks Back Pledge to Fix Homes Damaged in Houston Blast

HOUSTON — The head of a company involved in a massive explosion in Houston that killed two workers and injured 20 others on Tuesday backtracked on a pledge he had made earlier in the day to fix the hundreds of …

FEMA to End Hotel Room Shelters for Florida Irma Victims

Federal disaster officials are ending a program that paid for hotel rooms for more than 27,000 Florida households in the wake of Hurricane Irma. FEMA officials announced Tuesday that the short-term emergency sheltering program will end March 10, six months …

Colorado Flood Victims Hit With Lease Penalties

Many flood victims from Lyons, Colo., who signed short-term leases for temporary housing can now return home, but it could cost them if they break their leases. Renters paid a premium for a 90-day lease at some apartments after the …

Alaska Officials Seek Long-Term Homes for Galena Evacuees

The Tanana Chiefs Conference wants to find new temporary housing by the end of this month for Galena flood evacuees staying at a former hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska. The tribal consortium says no one will be asked to leave Willow …

Temporary Housing Provides a Permanent Service for the Claims Industry

The insurance housing industry got its start 23 years ago when a few bright entrepreneurs realized there was a temporary housing need for policyholders who lost the use of their homes. Since the mid-1980s, a lot has changed. The insurance …

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in West Virginia County

A Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery center is opening in Logan County, W.Va., to help with flooding assistance. The March 15 storms caused flooding, mudslides and landslides in Logan, Lincoln and Mingo counties. Those counties have been declared federal …

Housing Program for Ike, Gustav Victims Ends

A federal program that provided temporary housing assistance to nearly 20,000 families displaced by two 2008 hurricanes has come to an end. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said 3,500 households affected by hurricanes Ike and Gustav were …