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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2010
Contact: Christina Stephens, christina.stephens@la.gov

FRIDAY: Louisiana Recovery Authority Board to Meet in Baton Rouge
Recovery fund reallocation plan, proposed housing programs on agenda for discussion

BATON ROUGE – The board of the Louisiana Recovery Authority will meet Friday, April 16 at 9 a.m. to discuss unmet hurricane recovery needs and a plan for reallocating potentially unspent recovery funds, as well as plans for future housing aid.

The board also is scheduled to hear a report from a representative the Board of Commissioners Fifth Louisiana Levee District.

WHAT: LRA Board of Directors Meeting

WHEN: 9 a.m., Friday, April 16, 2010

WHERE: Louisiana Purchase Room in the Claiborne Building, 1201 North Third Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

Created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita in 2005, the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) is the coordinating and planning body leading the most extensive rebuilding effort in American history. The central point for hurricane recovery in Louisiana, the LRA works closely with the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and partners with state and federal agencies to oversee more than $20 billion worth of programs, speed the pace of rebuilding, remove hurdles and red tape and ensure that Louisiana recovers safer and stronger than before.

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