Monday, October 5, 2009

Gustav/Ike Public Meeting - October 8

Public Meeting Notice
Thursday, October 8, 2009
5:30-7:00 pm
City Council Chamber, City Hall
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

The City of New Orleans has received notice that Orleans Parish will receive $1,982,628.00 from the State's $1,058,690,549.00 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to assist in recovery and rebuilding activities within the parish as a result of the impact of Hurricane Gustav and Ike.

This meeting is designed to obtain input from citizens on potential recovery projects.

The State Action Plan delineates housing, economic development, and infrastructure as the general categories eligible for funding. These will be described in more detail at the meeting. The CDBG funding is intended for certain uses, and each project must meet at least one CDBG national objective. The national objectives are:
- Eliminating Slum and Blight
- Benefit to Low and Moderate Income Persons, or
- Urgent Need

Those who want a copy of the State framework that outlines the types of projects that are eligible for funding can download the plan from the City's website at, or come to the Office of Community Development, 1340 Poydras Street, Room 917, New Orleans, LA 70112.

City of New Orleans encourages the participation of minorities, the disabled, low income persons, the elderly, residents of public housing developments, community-based organizations, and all others. This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for additional accommodations or any assistance to participate may be directed to the Office of Public Advocacy at 504-658-4015 (voice), 504-658-4002 (facsimile), or the City's TTY 504-586-4475.

If you have any further questions about this meeting please call Dubravka Gilic at (504)658-7019 or email her at Citizens wishing to participate that are unable to attend the hearing may submit written correspondence via email or mail to the above listed address.

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