Roof Repair Sign-Up Period Announced

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez has announced that sign-up forms will be available until Oct. 1, 2015 for homeowners in Ascension Parish whose roofs suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Gustav and /or Hurricane Ike and desire to have their roofs repaired.The roofing program will be offering qualified households up to $15,000 in Community Block Grant Funding to have their roofs repaired or replaced.

 Now – Oct. 1

 Roof Repair Program Sign-Up Period

 Aug. 17

 6 p.m.

Ascension Parish Courthouse Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 828 Irma Blvd., Gonzales

Aug. 24

6 p.m.

Informational Ascension Parish Courthouse Donaldsonville Courtroom, Second Floor, 300 Houmas St., Donaldsonville

Sign-up forms are available at the upcoming informational meetings, as well as the following municipal sites across the parish:

· Gonzales City Hall

· Donaldsonville City Hall

· Sorrento Town Hall

· Ascension Parish Library – Gonzales

· Ascension Parish Library – Donaldsonville

Residents will be contacted after signing up for assistance to schedule interviews to begin the full application process.

The funding source or this repair program is the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Louisiana

Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD-DRU) is acting as the coordinating agency of these funds for the State’s Disaster Recovery Program.