When natural disasters strike, most of us read about the home destroyed from the safety and comfort of our own dwellings.
Helping those communities recover, nonetheless, falls to taxpayer-funded government services; especially when it comes to housing.
So, who brings housing hope to those deeply impacted by natural disasters? Who will help the 117,000 FHA-backed homeowners of Puerto Rico?
That role falls mainly on the shoulders of HUD Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude. In this, the second episode of our exclusive podcast series, 6 Questions with 6 HUD Executives, Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney speaks with Patenaude about disaster recovery, the impact of the opioid epidemic and the interconnected nature of the nation's housing policy.
How much do you think you really know about how things work at HUD? Listen and learn more.
Tune in for our next episode, featuring Federal Housing Administration Commissioner Brian Montgomery, premiering on Oct. 10.