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City of Philadelphia will receive $98 million, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will receive an additional $23 million

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing that Philadelphia will receive $98 million in funding for disaster relief and economic revitalization from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will receive an additional $23 million for surrounding counties. The funding will be used to restore infrastructure and housing after the destruction from Hurricane Ida, which impacted nearly 1,200 homes in Southeastern Pennsylvania and caused $117 million in damage to public infrastructure in the region.

“The destruction that Hurricane Ida brought to Pennsylvania was shocking. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the Vine Street Expressway flooding – I never thought I would see anything like that in my lifetime,” said Senator Casey. “This funding will be instrumental in helping the city of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continue recovery efforts and support residents whose homes and businesses were impacted by Ida. Seven months after the storm, many Pennsylvanians are still cleaning up and rebuilding. I will continue fighting to bring infrastructure funding to Pennsylvania and work with my colleagues to pass commonsense legislation that addresses the catastrophic effects of the climate crisis.”

This funding comes from a distribution of Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery, intended to be used for disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization and mitigation. The funding will go directly to the state and city, which will then distribute to residents, businesses, state agencies, non-profit organizations and economic development agencies. The most impacted areas in this region are Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia.