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Donovan & Napolitano to Tour Gulf Coast

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Publication Date: 
February 20, 2009
Author: 
Katy Reckdahl
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The Times-Picayune

Following Capital Hill and White House visits last week by NESRI partner Sam Jackson of Mayday New Orleans and other grassroots leaders with the Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights and the Housing Justice Movement, the Obama administration today announced that HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano would tour the Gulf Coast on March 5 and 6 to “see first hand the progress made … and report back on the needs they see in the region.”  The administration also announced the six month extension of the Gulf Coast Hurricane Recovery Office and the Disaster Housing Assistance Program.  Read a Times-Picayune article about the Obama's plans for the hurricane recovery office.

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