Audit: Work still needed on tracking hurricane aid
NEW ORLEANS - A state audit shows Louisiana has a long way to go to ascertain that more than a billion dollars in housing aid has been used properly by the thousands of people who got federal help from the catastrophic 2005 hurricane season.
The Louisiana Legislative Auditor report, released Monday, finds state agencies still need to make sure more than $1 billion in aid has been used properly by aid recipients. The funds were allocated to people rebuilding homes, to landlords fixing up their rentals and to folks elevating their homes out of flood plains.
The report was a progress report on efforts to keep track of tens of thousands of federal hurricane aid recipients and to make sure they do what they're supposed to do with their aid money.