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January 24, 2006

Free Home Gutting in St. Bernard Parish

The St. Bernard Parish Council has agreements with FEMA, Habitat for Humanity and other volunteer organizations to assist with the gutting of homes in St. Bernard Parish.

To sign up for this free service, home owners need to fill out the "RIGHT-OF-ENTRY AGREEMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL HAZARD REMOVAL ON PRIVATE PROPERTY" form and either mail it or deliver it to the St. Bernard Parish Office of Community Development.

Community Development Hazard Removal 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive Chalmette, LA 70043

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January 15, 2006

Supporting America by Supporting Louisiana

What most residents of devastated parts of Louisiana need is the passage of the Baker Plan.

This bill forms a government corporation which buys the damaged properties of Katrina victims. The corporation then cleans the property and resells it either to the original homeowner or to developers, which allows it to be self-funded.

The benefit to Katrina victims is that they no longer need to worry about paying the mortgage on a house they can no longer live in or worry about the house being foreclosed because they can't afford paying rent and paying their mortgage.

No one, not the home owner nor the mortgage company escapes the wrath of Hurricane Katrina unscathed. The homeowner can expect to receive about 60% of their equity and the mortgage companies will be expected to accept something less than 100% of the balance of the mortgage.

I am urging everyone I know to sign a petition in support of the Baker Plan. Doing so would be the biggest help that victims of Hurricane Katrina could ever receive.

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