Group Says State's Homeowner Grant Program and Katrina Recovery Spending Missing Mark Set by Congress
By Keith Burton 8/26/07 GCN
A report by the Steps coalition shows Mississippi has strayed from the Congressional intent to devote at least half the Disaster Recovery funds to primarily benefit lower-income residents.
In a report available online as a .pdf file, the Steps Coalition says that Congress intended that at least 50 percent of the Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) Disaster Recovery Funds be used to help low and moderate income families. The report by Steps says "To date, Mississippi has allocated only 20 percent of the funds available to low-moderate income residents."
The report outline how the money is currently allocated and notes that the state has asked for waiver to allocate the money as Congress had intended.
From the organization's website:
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