Brandy Bones
Recovery and Resiliency Programs Expert

Brandy Bones (AICP, PMP) has over 13 years of experience helping states and localities implement disaster recovery and resiliency, neighborhood stabilization, and affordable housing programs. As an expert in HUD-funded programs including Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), she has led and provided expert support on disaster recovery and resiliency programs and projects in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the US Virgin Islands. Brandy led the execution of HUD's national CDBG-DR Problem Solving Clinics in 2017 and 2018 and spearheaded the development of HUD's CDBG-DR Launch Toolkit and a Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Toolkit for HUD's Office of Housing Counseling. She specializes in voluntary buyout programs, helping disaster- impacted communities maximize their funding resources to build more resilient communities and improving outcomes and economic opportunities for vulnerable populations most affected by disasters. Brandy holds an MBA from the University of Florida and a BA from Colgate University.

Insights by Brandy Bones

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CDBG Mitigation Funding: The Criticality of Planning and Coordination
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How to build a resilient and sustainable infrastructure
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Three ways small businesses can prepare for hurricane season
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Buyouts: Transforming Hazard-Prone Areas Into Community Havens
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Decoding the Latest Single-Family Housing CDBG-DR Requirements
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Rebuilding Better Under New CDBG-DR Rules
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