Louisiana selects site for Isle De Jean Charles residents to relocate from vanishing island
Posted on 3/21/2018 12:36:00 PM.

A site has been selected for the residents of Isle de Jean Charles to relocate. They currently live on a tiny, sinking island along the state’s coast, which is at the risk of being crushed by a major hurricane. Louisiana Office of Community Development Executive Director Pat Forbes says it’s been a slow motion disaster.

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State in the process of purchasing land to resettle residents of the disappearing Isle de Jean Charles
Posted on 12/26/2017 2:15:00 PM.
The state has entered into negotiations to purchase a 515 acre sugar cane farm near Thibodaux where it hopes to relocate residents of an island that is disappearing in extreme coastal Terrebonne Parish. Division of Administration spokesman Jacques Berry says Isle de Jean Charles has been slowly sinking into the Gulf for a long time.
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HUD has released $1.6 billion in flood recovery dollars to the state
Posted on 4/10/2017 6:24:00 PM.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has granted Louisiana access to start dispensing $1.6 billion to flooded homeowners in federal aid. Deputy Chief of Staff for the Governor Julie Baxter Payer says this will finally allow the state to move forward with recovery plans.

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HUD approves state's plan for spending $438M in federal flood aid
Posted on 2/17/2017 10:21:00 AM.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved the state’s plan for spending the first $438 million approved for Louisiana flood recovery. The governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff Julie Baxter Payer says the next step is for HUD to do grant agreements and open a line of credit for the state.

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Homelessness down 68% in Louisiana
Posted on 1/21/2017 4:02:00 PM.

Homelessness in Louisiana is down 68% over the last seven years. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s yearly Point-in-Time count.

Louisiana Housing Corporation Executive Director Keith Cunningham credits this decrease to hard work by his agency to help individuals living on the street.
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