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Gustav, Ike housing program extended again

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Posted: May 13, 2010 1:10 PM by Associated Press
Updated: May 13, 2010 1:11 PM
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Topics: Gustav, Ike, housing program, Louisiana, Texas, Disaster Housing Assistance Program, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Baton Rouge, WBRZ

The federal government has again extended a housing program for Louisiana and Texas residents still
displaced by the 2008 hurricanes, Ike and Gustav.

The extension will allow the 9,200 residents still in government-owned mobile homes to remain there through Oct. 31.

The program, which began in November 2008, had been slated to expire on May 27.

The Disaster Housing Assistance Program, run through a partnership between the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has assisted around 26,300 families at a cost of $253 million.

Families still in the program in October that meet certain eligibility requirements will be transitioned to a HUD program that will allow them to rent housing for no more than 30 percent of their income.

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