NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A LaPlace woman has been charged with fraudulently receiving more than $28,000 in federal aid following Hurricane Gustav in 2008. A court filing Tuesday charges 33-year-old Shanette Raquell Kennard with one count of theft of government funds. She faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal program that provided temporary housing assistance to nearly 20,000 families displaced by two 2008 hurricanes has come to an end. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said 3,500 households affected by hurricanes Ike and Gustav were still enrolled in its rental assistance... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal officials are extending disaster housing aid for victims of hurricane Ike and Gustav by five months. The extension, announced Friday, will help about 1,743 families in Louisiana. The victims have been receiving disaster aid since the hurricanes hit in the fall of 2008. The rental... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State agriculture officials say more than 1,000 Louisiana farmers will share $5.7 million to help them recover losses suffered after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says the funding, announced Thursday, was part of the 2008 Farm Recovery Program... more »
Some Vermilion Parish homeowners are struggling with a huge financial decision. Thursday afternoon, The Office of Community Development held a meeting in Abbeville to try to resolve a debate between 540 people across Louisiana and State officials.
It all started in 2008, after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, when residents... more »
Slemco costumers are seeing a new charge on their bill. It's called "Gustav-Ike Storm-Rider" and is suppose to help the electric company replenish funds used during those 2008 hurricanes.
Communications Manager at Slemco, Mary Laurent, says other electric companies implement charges like this after storms all the time. But,... more »
NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the Governor's request for a 12-month extension to the Direct Assistance provided for temporary housing has been granted for eligible hurricane Ike and Gustav individuals and families. The program was originally slated to end March 2010 but has... more »
As Louisiana families transition from their FEMA temporary housing unit (THU) to a permanent, long term home, FEMA has an updated telephone number to assist these residents who need to have their unit deactivated. Call 1-225-389-5732. This telephone number is for FEMA temporary housing unit deactivation requests in Louisiana associated... more »
PATTERSON - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal awarded four grants totaling $24,331,770 to St. Mary Parish that will go towards hurricane recovery, hazard mitigation and infrastructure improvements. Governor Jindal awarded the funds to local officials in a ceremonial check presentation during a townhall meeting in Patterson as part of his "Louisiana... more »