NEW ORLEANS (BRPROUD) — The state will be receiving $831 million from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Hurricane Ida disaster relief, according to Congressman Troy Carter Thursday.
Carter said this group of funding is the latest allocation for the Louisiana of Community Development Block Grant — Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR). He said the funds headed to Louisiana are part of the $1.447 billion HUD allocated to assist United States communities to recover from disasters.
“The road to recovery after a natural disaster can be long and winding for impacted communities struggling to rebuild their lives,” said Congressman Carter. “The federal government should never make a tough situation worse. We must always step up to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of these disaster survivors, not only building back what was lost, but thoughtfully strengthening communities to weather future storms. I have been a vocal advocate for additional disaster aid after last year’s terrible storm, and I’m proud to have helped bring these funds home. The allocation of these millions of dollars in disaster relief grants will help power Louisiana, and its people, toward full recovery from Hurricane Ida.”
The state will be receiving $831,502,000, Lake Charles will be receiving $7,042,000, and Baton Rouge will be receiving $3,038,000, according to Carter.