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State of Louisiana Reviewing FEMA Rules on Arbitration Language The state of Louisiana is reviewing new arbitration rules published today that will govern how long-standing disputes between state and local Public Assistance applicants and FEMA will be resolved. State of Louisiana Approves $2 Million for Theater District Acquisition The state of Louisiana has approved $2 million for the purchase of a commercial building in the theater district of New Orleans, allowing the city's Office of Recovery and Development Administration to access federal Community Development Block Grant funds needed to implement the project.
State of Louisiana Funds Lafitte Community Redevelopment in New Orleans Representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Louisiana Recovery Authority and the Office of Community Development joined with investors, lawmakers, state and city housing chiefs, and local officials at today's groundbreaking of a new mixed-income housing development at the site of the former Lafitte Public Housing project in the mid-city section of New Orleans. Road Home Recipients Can Request More Time to Rebuild Their Homes Homeowners who accepted Road Home grants to rebuild their homes after hurricanes Katrina and Rita can request an extension of the three-year deadline to rebuild their homes, the state of Louisiana announced Thursday.
Louisiana's Recovery Continues Its Economic Impact in 2009 Almost four years into its recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the state of Louisiana continues to invest hundreds of millions in infrastructure and housing, including programs that promote safer building practices, repair public infrastructure and bolster the rental market. WEDNESDAY: Louisiana Recovery Authority Board of Directors Meet in Baton Rouge The board of directors of the Louisiana Recovery Authority will meet Wednesday, with a vote scheduled on approving a plan for the second allocation of $620 million in Community Development Block Grant funds announced this summer for recovery from hurricanes Gustav and Ike and briefings planned on the status of hurricane recovery and an upcoming Chinese drywall program.
Rainwater Joins Federal Officials for Recovery Announcement LRA Executive Director Paul Rainwater was on hand today as Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced more than $32 million in funding for the rebuilding of four educational buildings at Southern University at New Orleans. State of Louisiana Approves $12.1 Million for Drainage Projects in Jefferson Parish The state has approved $12.1 million for repairs and improvements to four drainage facilities in Jefferson Parish, allowing parish officials to access federal Community Development Block Grant funds needed to implement the projects.
LRA Executive Director Welcomes Independent Arbitration Panel for Disputes with FEMA over Infrastructure Projects LRA Executive Director Paul Rainwater today welcomed the creation of an independent arbitration panel to handle long-standing disputes between state and local governments and the Federal Emergency Management Agency over hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Public Assistance rebuilding projects. State of Louisiana Reminds Families that Disaster Housing Assistance Ends in August The state of Louisiana reminds families relying on rental assistance from the federal Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) that they have only one month of benefits left from this program.
State of Louisiana Approves $4.3 Million for Recreation Complex, Lagoon Fishing Pier at City Park in New Orleans The state has approved $4 million in Long Term Community Recovery funds for a recreational complex and $375,000 in Fisheries Infrastructure funds for a fishing pier at New Orleans' City Park. State-Funded Housing Development Holds Groundbreaking for ‘The Muses’ in New Orleans Representatives from the Louisiana Recovery Authority and the Louisiana Office of Community Development joined with officials from nonprofit developer Gulf Coast Housing Partnership and private developer LDG Corporation in a groundbreaking ceremony held Wednesday for The Muses, a mixed-income housing development to be built in three phases in the Central City area of New Orleans.
State of Louisiana Approves More Than $650,000 for Street Improvements in Vermilion Parish The state of Louisiana recently approved $657,665 for street improvements in the towns of Erath and Delcambre, which allowed Vermilion Parish officials to access federal Community Development Block Grant funds needed to implement the project. State of Louisiana Approves $1 Million for Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center in New Orleans The state of Louisiana has approved $1 million for the renovation of a donated commercial building that will house the relocated and expanded Tulane University Health Center, allowing the New Orleans Office of Recovery and Development Administration to access federal Community Development Block Grant funds needed to implement the project.
Recovery Housing Outreach Fairs connect families in temporary housing with available resources State officials are hosting outreach fairs in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles this weekend in an effort to reach families who will transition off of the Disaster Housing Assistance Program on August 31, as well as those who are exiting the Federal Emergency Management Agency's trailer housing.  


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