22 Total Quotes

Nicol Andrews Quotes

We received a letter from the National Apartment Association in September making FEMA aware that more than 1 million apartments were ready to occupy across the country, so apparently there is plenty of supply.
Nicol Andrews
#Apartment

I think anyone whose life has been turned upside down by a disaster has been traumatized. We want to help as many people as we can and that's what we're trying to do.
Nicol Andrews
#Disaster

The federal government can't play favorites to certain businesses one over another,
Nicol Andrews
#Government

The whole goal is to get people in apartments. Hotels are the most immediate resource,
Nicol Andrews
#People

no automated way to coordinate quantities of commodities with the people available to accept and distribute them.
Nicol Andrews
#People

skirted around the law.
Nicol Andrews
#Law

from 30 years' experience that these hurricanes are still largely unpredictable and can turn at a moment's notice.
Nicol Andrews
#Experience

As far as people can get away from the storm there will be places for them to go.
Nicol Andrews
#People

Marty has a huge heart, he is hardworking, a lover of FEMA, a lover of the mission of the agency.
Nicol Andrews
#Heart

Since an effort like this has not been undertaken in the modern history of this country, I think we are about to learn how it will truly move forward. Historically, local decision makers have been the lead, and the federal government picks up the tab where the law allows.
Nicol Andrews
#Country

It's unfortunate that threats of violence would be made against anyone, as we all work together to recover from this disaster. The first priority is to protect and ensure the safety of FEMA workers. There are a lot of employees working hard . . . to help folks return to their homes and ensure they are receiving the assistance they are eligible for under the law.
Nicol Andrews
#Violence

The information that people provide us when they are in the midst of, or recovering from, a life-altering event includes Social Security number, income levels, very personal information. We take our charge to protect that information very seriously.
Nicol Andrews
#Information

There was a technical error, so the information will be provided.
Nicol Andrews
#Information

We're required by law to send the letters. We're required by law to receive 25 percent of this cost share, and obviously, we're going to be working closely with the state of Louisiana because of the circumstances.
Nicol Andrews
#Law

The states have obviously welcomed with open arms these evacuees and the president is giving them a way to pay for it.
Nicol Andrews
#Giving

We look forward to working with all of our partners in states across the country as we continue to help families in hotels and motels find longer-term housing solutions.
Nicol Andrews
#Country

Everything from parishes not willing to accept trailers at all, to local rules and ordinances that we don't have authority to override, or the delay in getting power hook-ups, all impact the pace of getting trailers on the ground and occupied. The supply of trailers is not the issue; we have plenty of trailers.
Nicol Andrews
#Authority

The research that we've conducted shows that we don't expect large throngs of folks to suddenly find themselves in a desperate situation.
Nicol Andrews
#Research

We continue to be attuned to any extenuating circumstances that still exist and we want to help.
Nicol Andrews
#Circumstances

We were under the assumption that in Louisiana, they would need substantial housing support and would be willing to receive manufactured housing. It's not a big mistake. We've been trying to give these away for six months.
Nicol Andrews
#Support

It would be a false sense of security to rely on FEMA to rebuild a life the way it was before a disaster.
Nicol Andrews
#Life

I think one of the biggest misconceptions is that we're designed to make people whole when our job is to get them back on their feet.
Nicol Andrews
#People