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Katrina Evacuee Recovery

Section 8 Vouchers Available for a Limited Time: Updated Section 8 Vouchers are now available for the first time in 12 years! Below is information about how the people you serve can get applications or move their existing applications to the top of the list. The City will only be taking applications until May 14th 2006, so please have your clients get their applications now to allow time to complete and documentation. They can also call 311 for more information. Only 22,000 vouchers are available. The Mayor announced that 3,000 of these vouchers will be targeted specifically to households at risk of homelessness.
Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco's Road Home Program: Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco's Road Home program was developed to help Louisiana residents get back into their homes as quickly and as fairly as possible. Through the Road Home, homeowners affected by Katrina or Rita may be eligible to receive up to $150,000 in compensation for their losses to get them back into their homes. (Learn more)
Access 2 Care Program: New! The Access to Care program is designed to help cover the cost of emotional support service to Katrina/Rita/Wilma clients. It is an American Red Cross program administered through the Link2Help Solutions organization. Clients can call 1-866-794-HOPE, or visit to enroll or obtain more information.


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Coordinated Assistance Network Calendar of Events: Find out whats happening in NYC and elsewhere through the CAN Community Calendar.