Isaac CDBG Homeowner Rehabilitation Program Floodplains and Wetlands Notice Early Public Review Notice
WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 8, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — This shall serve as notice that St. John the Baptist Parish has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations located at 24 CFR 55.20, Subpart C- Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands, to determine the potential affects that the St. John the Baptist Isaac CDBG Homeowner Rehabilitation Program may have on floodplains and wetlands located with St. John the Baptist Parish. The St. John the Baptist Parish Isaac CDBG Homeowner Rehabilitation Program will be funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery (DR) Program and the State of Louisiana Office of Community Development-Disaster Recovery Unit.
The Program is intended to provide CDBG-DR financial assistance in the form of a grant to eligible homeowners to rehabilitate, reconstruct, and elevate single family homes located within St. John the Baptist Parish that sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Isaac. The elevation component of the program will only be provided in conjunction with rehabilitation/reconstruction and will not be a standalone activity under this program.
In accordance with Executive Order 11988, St. John the Baptist Parish has determined that a portion of the project target area lies within the 100-year floodplain. In accordance with Executive Order 11990, St. John the Baptist Parish has also determined that the project is unlikely to impact wetlands within the Parish.
A project file is available at the St. John the Baptist Parish Office of the President located at 1801 W. Airline Highway, LaPlace, Louisiana. The file may be examined during regular business hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Comments may be submitted to the Royal Engineers & Consultants, LLC, office located at 552 Belle Terre Boulevard, LaPlace, Louisiana 70068, through October 22, 2015.
Natalie Robottom, Parish President