Marilyn* received a Road Home Program grant after Hurricane Katrina to elevate her home, but along the way life happened and she lost the home to foreclosure in 2011. To add insult to injury, she was sued by the program for failure to elevate a home she no longer owned.
Unemployed and facing a debt of over $38,000 she turned to SLLS for assistance. With years of experience working on Road Home cases, her attorney was able to file an answer that showed she used the funds for repairs to the home and the debt was cleared this year.
16 years after Hurricane Katrina we are still receiving calls from clients struggling with the bureaucratic nightmares that come with the recovery process. With extensive damage in some of the most underserved portions of our service area, we know the Hurricane Ida recovery will be a long haul, but we have the team we need to get through this thanks to your continued support.
You still have time to make an immediate impact on Hurricane Ida survivors in 2021 with a tax-deductible gift by December 31st. We are getting close to our year-end goal to raise $20,000! You can make your year-end gift at www.slls.org/donations.
*Some information about our client has been change to protect their identity.