Aug. 1, 2014 01:14

The state is accepting public comments on a plan that would invest $1 million in a new Homeowner Rehabilitation Program for low- to moderate-income residents whose homes were damaged after Hurricane Isaac.

 

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state is accepting public comments on a plan that would invest $1 million in a new Homeowner Rehabilitation Program for low- to moderate-income residents whose homes were damaged after Hurricane Isaac.

Partial Action Plan 2 allocates $1 million to the program in order to address housing needs in parishes that didn't get separate Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant funding.

The funds are part of the $66.4 million in CDBG dollars that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated to Louisiana for recovery from the 2012 storm.

Eligible parishes include: Allen, Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Lafourche, Livingston, Morehouse, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

The formal public comment period runs through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12.

Citizens, community leaders and elected officials can submit comments about the plan online by clicking here, and opening, "Isaac Partial Action Plan 2."

Submissions also will be accepted:

- via email, www.ocd@la.gov

- via mail to Disaster Recovery Unit, P.O. Box 94095, Baton Rouge, LA., 70804-9095, Attention: Janice Lovett

- via fax to Janice Lovett at 225-219-9605.

After accepting public comments, the state will submit the plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for final federal approval.