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Flood meeting Tuesday night in Gonzales

8 months 5 hours 56 minutes ago Tuesday, December 20 2016 Dec 20, 2016 December 20, 2016 8:53 AM December 20, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

GONZALES – People impacted by the flood in Ascension Parish will have an opportunity to meet with the governor's council that is overseeing rebuilding.

The Office of Community Development will meet with Ascension residents from 5:30 to 7:00 Tuesday evening at the parish government office on Worthey Street in Gonzales.

The meeting will give area residents an opportunity to view and comment on the homeowner, renters and small business flood-recovery assistance programs that were recommended earlier by the Restore Louisiana Task Force. The action plan can be found online here.

 The assistance programs are funded through an initial $438 million federal appropriation through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. After the official public comment period ends Jan. 3, the state will submit the plan to HUD for final federal approval.

 The Office of Community Development is the state agency working with the Restore Louisiana Task Force to coordinate flood-recovery efforts.

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