Thursday, January 18, 2007

But lawmakers still not pleased.

We’ve tried ICF (International). It hasn’t worked,” Sen. Derrick Shepperd, D-Marrero, said of the company running the program. “The ($756 million) contract is too big for ICF. Just call it what it is. It isn’t rocket science. We’re not getting any results.”

Mike Spletto, senior housing manager for the “Road Home” program, told the Joint Subcommittee on New Orleans of the Select Committee on Disaster Planning, Crisis Management, Recovery and Long-Term Revitalization that nearly 99,000 homeowners have applied for assistance under the program and some 63,000 appointments have been held — but only 177 homeowners have received funding as of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
from the Advocate

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