Laura Sullivan

Laura Sullivan appears in the following:

FEMA Internal Report Cites Problems With Agency's Response To Hurricane Maria

Saturday, July 14, 2018

An internal report released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency has concluded the agency was unable to provide adequate support to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico last year.


FEMA Report Acknowledges Failures In Puerto Rico Disaster Response

Friday, July 13, 2018

Problems included a lack of key supplies on Puerto Rico before the storm, unqualified staff and challenges with delivering emergency supplies, according to the internal report.


FEMA Blamed Delays In Puerto Rico On Maria; Agency Records Tell Another Story

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Internal documents show FEMA failed to get enough supplies to Puerto Rico before the storm and then scrambled to supply them after. Democrats in Congress call for an independent commission.


Federal Response To Puerto Rico Reignites Statehood Push

Sunday, May 06, 2018

The federal government's flawed response to Hurricane Maria has rekindled the long-running debate around statehood for the U.S. territory.


How Puerto Rico's Debt Created A Perfect Storm Before The Storm

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

For years, the nation's largest banks made millions off Puerto Rican debt as the island approached financial ruin. Then, with its infrastructure crumbling, a Category 4 hurricane barreled in.


How FEMA Failed To Help Victims Of Hurricanes in Puerto Rico Recover

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

NPR and PBS'S FRONTLINE investigate the federal government's flawed response to Hurricane Maria in part two of this series. A trove of internal government documents reveal a federal relief agency in chaos as millions struggle without power.


Even Before Hurricane Maria Hit, Puerto Rico Was In Financial Ruin

Monday, April 30, 2018

NPR and PBS's FRONTLINE have investigated the devastating toll of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico and how the federal response, Wall Street and a century of colonial neglect left 3.5 million Americans struggling to survive.


How The Affordable Housing Crisis Is Playing Out In One Dallas Neighborhood

Monday, October 23, 2017

Only 25 percent of people who need government help to pay for housing get it. In collaboration with The FRONTLINE Dispatch, NPR looked at what can happen to the other 75 percent and how the affordable housing crisis is playing out in one Dallas neighborhood.


Housing Program Worth Billions Lacks 'Basic Accountability,' Says GAO

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Government auditors can't determine if the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program costs too much because the program lacks adequate IRS oversight, according to testimony before Congress.


Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In Dallas and other tight rental markets, Section 8 voucher holders can't find the homes they need, while developers face resistance from wealthier neighborhoods when trying to build new housing.


Affordable Housing Program Costs More, Shelters Fewer

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The low-income housing tax credit program gave way to a booming $8 billion private industry, but as tax credits for companies increased, the number of housing units being built for the poor fell.


News Brief: Sally Yates Testimony, South Korea Election, 'Front Line' Probe

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Senate panel told ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn was compromised by the Russians. South Koreans elect a president. Probe shows why some families aren't getting government-funded housing.


N.Y. Attorney General: Nation's Flood Insurance Program Defrauding Taxpayers

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The report comes after a joint investigation by NPR and PBS' Frontline that uncovered how private insurance companies in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy were profiting while homeowners suffered.


Report: Red Cross Spent 25 Percent Of Haiti Donations On Internal Expenses

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A congressional inquiry finds that the American Red Cross stonewalled lawmakers as they sought to understand the charity's finances, and that it sent significantly less money to Haiti than claimed.


Lawmakers To FEMA: Flood Plan Overhaul Is 'Too Little, Too Late'

Friday, June 03, 2016

While the Federal Emergency Management Agency vows to make sweeping reforms to the nation's flood insurance program, senators say the program "needs to fundamentally transform."


Business Of Disaster: Local Recovery Programs Struggle To Help Homeowners

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

State and local disaster relief programs are leaving communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy confused by the dizzying array of directives on how to rebuild.


The Pitfalls Of Creating A Disaster Recovery Program From Scratch

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We have the second report in a probe into who profits when disaster strikes. NPR and the PBS show Frontline examine the millions wasted when state disaster recovery programs aren't up to the job.


Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

More than three years after Superstorm Sandy, NPR and PBS's Frontline investigate the thousands still not home, the government agencies that failed to help and the companies that made millions.


Senator Wants Names Of Red Cross Officials Who Did Not Cooperate With Inquiry

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking federal investigators to give him the names of officials at the American Red Cross who did not cooperate with the government's recent inquiry into the charity.

Grassley, an Iowa Republican, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office Monday morning saying that the Senate ...


Red Cross Effort To Shut Down Inquiry Fails; Report Calls For Outside Oversight

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The American Red Cross allegedly did not fully cooperate with a government investigation of its performance and finances. Now investigators and a congressman want the charity's books open for audits.