Friday, September 22, 2006

Where’s the money?

U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor wants to know where’s the money that was promised homeowners through the $3 billion, federally-funded Homeowner Grant Program.
The money for the program comes from the $5 billion the federal government gave to Mississippi in January to help homeowners who were flooded by Hurricane Katrina.
But of the 17,000 Coast homeowners who applied for the grants, The Mississippi Press in Pascagoula reports today, only 75 checks have been written.
The Press reported Taylor, the Democratic 4th District congressman, asked Republican Gov. Haley Barbour to speed the process.
“(Congress) passed this funding before Christmas,” Taylor told The Press. “Here we are 10 months later and people don’t have their money. The whole idea was to do something quickly.”
And for many people, the wait continues . . .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAITING almost 2 years now and still no grant for us and most of our neighbors here in gautier. We are in phase two (?) We are told at the Singing River Mall (Katrina Help?) that we are only being delayed because of title verification on a property thst we have lived on for 33 years(?) paid taxes and utilities on and have filed Homestead exception 2 years in a row now on our property.
What kind of "FAST" help is this? FEMA was wonderful . State help is really slow or what is really going on?

July 09, 2007 12:23 PM  

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