road home http://wwno.org en Road Home Program Repayment Demands Still Unresolved http://wwno.org/post/road-home-program-repayment-demands-still-unresolved <p>The Road Home program created after Hurricane Katrina is still causing paperwork headaches nine years after the storm.</p><p>The nearly $10 billion program was designed to help residents rebuild so they could return.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But 32,000 people remain in legal limbo.</span></p><p>Last year the state sent almost 50,000 letters to homeowners demanding they repay some of their grants.</p><p>About 100 people attended a New Orleans City Council committee meeting this week, saying they are caught in a paperwork nightmare.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 64680 at http://wwno.org Housing Advocates Asking HUD To Speed Up Road Home Funding http://wwno.org/post/housing-advocates-asking-hud-speed-road-home-funding <p>A letter asking federal officials to help speed up state Road Home money has been delivered to the New Orleans office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Some residents are still out of their homes — almost eight years after Hurricane Katrina.&nbsp; Wed, 01 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 34376 at http://wwno.org City Council Gets Road Home Update http://wwno.org/post/city-council-gets-road-home-update <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d699b53e79c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d699b53e79c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d699b53e79c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-762405.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>The New Orleans City Council has been asked to keep up the pressure on the state's Road Home program. Members heard an update yesterday on what is — and isn't — happening with getting funds to people still working on recovery from Hurricane Katrina.</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:16:08 +0000 Eileen Fleming 1494 at http://wwno.org