Hurricane Katrina Forest Recovery

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Thursday, January 25

10,000 Katrina Grants Delivered in Mississippi

Mississippi has delivered more than 10,000 grants under a program to help homeowners along the Mississippi Gulf Coast recover and rebuild from Hurricane Katrina, Gov. Haley Barbour announced Wednesday.

"This is a milestone," Barbour said. "It means that approximately 75 percent of south Mississippi families who qualified under Phase I of our Homeowner Assistance Grant Program have received their checks, and this will help them get on with their lives."

As of Wednesday, 10,002 families had received grants.

In total, closing packets have been sent to 13,207 households, and program administrators expect that about 14,000 homeowners will qualify under Phase I.

Phase II, which is targeted to low- and moderate-income homeowners regardless of insurance or flood zone status, was approved by HUD shortly before Christmas. Grant notification packets to eligible applicants will be distributed in the first quarter of this year.

Homeowner Grant Program Delivers 10,000th Check


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