Opelousas housing effort begins in fall

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Posted: Jul 26, 2010 6:02 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: house, rehabilitation, effort, Opelousas, fall, Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Ike, roof, roofing, fix

A $1.5 million housing rehabilitation effort will begin in Opelousas this fall.

A housing specialist with the Shaw Group that will oversee the program says only owner-occupied houses that were damaged during either hurricanes Gustav or Ike will qualify.

For the first round of funding, there is a $15,000 per household cap and only metal roofs will be funded at this time.

The city is concentrating on roofs for this first funding round, but if money remains after that, another round will begin to address leaky windows, water-soaked ceiling tiles and other storm-caused damage.

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