Alphonso Jackson is the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was in Milton Tuesday where he said that the new allotment will bring the agency's total hurricane spending in Florida to $95 million.
The money is in addition to millions more from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other government sources.
The HUD chief said the new money for housing includes $10 million in emergency money to repair elderly multifamily housing. It also includes $40 million to cover post-storm rental costs higher than amounts HUD normally pays and $15 million for families displaced from public housing.
The money will be used to rent existing homes, but they are scarce. To add to that supply the Federal Housing Administration is making foreclosed houses available to hurricane victims.