Washington, D.C. –- (RealEstateRama) — Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $13 million in disaster assistance funding for Lafayette and Baton Rouge under the Declared Disaster Recovery Fund.
Boustany said: “Baton Rouge and Lafayette were hit hard by the recent flooding. While we wait for the federal government to allocate funding for long-term recovery, the people affected by this disaster need help now. This funding will provide critical temporary relief to the surrounding communities until further assistance is made available.”
The Declared Disaster Recovery Fund was established under HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Baton Rouge will receive $11 million in funding while Lafayette Parish will receive $1.9 million. The award is an early infusion of funds to meet emergency needs in the surrounding communities while the status of a larger appropriation of funds is yet to be determined. The funding will be used to repair damaged infrastructure, restore properties and businesses, and provide support for families with severely damaged homes.