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Urge Louisiana to Prioritize Home Rebuilding!

Posted on 09. Mar, 2012 by

Yesterday the Times-Picayune ran a story on an important effort we’ve been spearheading to get people back in their houses.

Instead of fighting blight and getting people back in their homes, the Louisiana Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) is spending close to 90% of funds on home elevation, not reconstruction. The program has close to $300 million left— the last large pot of funding left to rebuild homes and eradicate blight.

By steering funding towards elevation, the program primarily benefits people who are back in their homes, rather than those needing to rebuild.

Join us and our 50 supporting partners in asking the State to:

  • Review all applicants and prioritize households that applied for reconstruction money
  • Prioritize homeowners that face action by the City of New Orleans because their property may be blighted but they are still awaiting funding to reconstruct
  • All Road Home Option 1 recipients should be eligible for the individual mitigation measures, such as hurricane shutters

No one should be left out just because the State made a mistake. Tell them that you support funding for home reconstruction.


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