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CORE in the News: Flood victims in first phase of Restore Louisiana pleased with program

07.16.17  |   New Orleans, Louisiana

Howard and Nita Sibley still have some things to do and some questions to answer before they return to the house where they reared their children and built a life these past 30 years.

The hot water heater needs repair. The yard needs some work, the windows need curtains and the cost of flood insurance remains a big question.

The Sibleys are still working through the interminable details of recovery, 11 months after their four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home in Baton Rouge’s Sherwood Forest neighborhood took on 16 inches of water in the August flood.

But the retired couple took a big, $62,000 step recently thanks to Restore Louisiana, the nearly $1.7 billion state grant program primarily designed to bring homeowners back after the devastating March and August 2016 floods that affected 51 parishes in the state… CLICK HERE to continue reading this article from the The Advocate .

CORE Louisiana is proud and honored to serve the Baton Rouge community as one of the construction firms selected to participate in the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program. The Program, funded by the Department of Urban Housing and Development, provides assistance to homeowners affected by the March and/or August 2016 floods.

To receive assistance through this program, the required first step is taking a brief survey. Completing this survey is critical in helping us gather information about the ongoing needs of homeowners affected by the flooding. All flood-impacted homeowners are strongly encouraged to complete the survey. Even if you don’t think you will qualify now, you may qualify as more funding becomes available. To learn more about the program, including eligibility, program phases, and tiers, please visit http://restore.la.gov.