Washington, DC –Yesterday, Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is giving authority to the state to begin issuing Duplication of Benefits checks.
“This is news that many of you have been waiting on for a long time,” said Graves. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has given the Louisiana Restore Program the authority to issue Duplication of Benefits checks to those individuals between 40% and 120% AMI with unconditional approval. For the hardship criteria, the state submitted nine hardship criteria and HUD has approved two of them but will continue to work with the state to approve or develop a hardship program. So for those over the 120% AMI, we are not stopping.” Graves added.