Fifty additional homes have been added to a federal repair program for people in St. John the Baptist Parish whose houses were damaged by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
The Times-Picayune reports the parish council on Tuesday awarded the additional work to four current contractors, chosen in a request for proposals earlier this year.
The contracts went to Affordable Residential Modifications LLC, Family Homes by Tommy and Sheila Inc., Chatmon Construction LLC, and E & L Construction and Real Estate LLC.
Residents must own their homes and meet income requirements to be eligible for the program.
The contracts, including administrative costs, will be increased by $736,000. The parish was able to increase the number of homes in the program because of additional federal financing.
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