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Duplication of Benefits Fix (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-06-21

Duration: 00:08:37

Subjects: Disaster response and recovery | Restore Louisiana Task Force | Floods, 2016


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Burdette, Howard Interviewee
  • Graves, Garret Interviewee
  • Forbes, Pat Interviewee


This segment from the June 21, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development releasing new guidelines to fix the duplication of benefits issue impacting 2016 flood victims. Williams reports that people who received an SBA loan will now be eligible to receive federal assistance through the Restore Louisiana program. She interviews: Howard Burdette, an August 2016 flood victim who has been living in a FEMA trailer for two and a half years; Congressman Garret Graves; and Pat Forbes of the Louisiana Office of Community Development.