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PRESS RELEASES

July 7, 2008

HUD APPROVES $200 MILLION "GROUND ZERO" ACTION PLAN

Local project proposals due by August 8

 

July 1, 2008

FEMA TRAILER COUNT DOWN DRAMATICALLY

Fewer than 4,000 remain in lower three coastal counties

 

June 25, 2008

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR

“Without question HUD's final approval of the Long Term Workforce Housing Action plan is a major milestone is Mississippi's Katrina recovery effort.

 

May 8, 2008

TESTIMONY OF JACK NORRIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF RECOVERY AND RENEWAL TO THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES

Good morning. I’d like to thank the members of the Committee for allowing me to tell you about the tremendous recovery that continues to occur in our great state

 

May 8, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL MATCHING FUNDS FOR HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM

Local governments to pay lower federal match for program designed to increase community safety, disaster preparedness

 

April 18, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR PRAISES PRESTON’S NOMINATION AS HUD SECRETARY, O’DELL AS FEDERAL COORDINATOR

Governor Haley Barbour today praised President Bush’s nomination of Steve Preston as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

April 15, 2008

BARBOUR ANNOUNCES $41 MILLION AWARDED FOR GO ZONE DISASTER RECOVERY PROJECTS

More than $41 million in disaster recovery grants is being awarded to 39 Mississippi counties and municipalities for individual projects involving disaster recovery, Governor Haley Barbour and the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Disaster Recovery Division announced today

 

March 31, 2008

HUD PRAISES MISSISSIPPI HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) says Mississippi has implemented sound controls regarding how the state determines eligibility and avoids benefit duplication while administering its Homeowner Assistance Program

 

March 25, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES 2,000 FAMILIES ARE LIVING IN MISSISSIPPI COTTAGES

Governor Haley Barbour announced today that 2,000 Mississippi families have moved out of their FEMA provided travel trailers and mobile homes and into Mississippi Cottages

 

March 20, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR SIGNS BILL APPROPRIATING $25M TO DEFRAY REINSURANCE COSTS

Governor Haley Barbour today signed legislation that gives the state Department of Insurance the authority to transfer $25 million to the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association

 

March 20, 2008

$200 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR CRITICAL RECOVERY PROJECTS IN HANCOCK COUNTY

‘Ground Zero’ projects eligible to apply for CDBG funding

 

March 6, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR SEEKS TO MORE THAN DOUBLE SIZE OF STATE’S LONG-TERM WORKFORCE HOUSING COMMITMENT

Today Governor Haley Barbour announced the State of Mississippi will seek federal approval to commit another $100 million for the Long-Term Workforce Housing Program

 

February 20, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR: AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM TAKES BIG STEP

16 projects will result in estimated 5,850 affordable housing units