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Road Home Program cautions about letters

BATON ROUGE, La. - Road Home Program administrators warn grant recipients to beware of correspondence from outside sources.

The state Office of Community Development-Disater Recovery Unit issued a news release  staying it has learned that some Road Home grant recipients have received letters that offer assistance in making homeowners compliant. They stress that these letters are not from the Road Home.

"It's important for our grant recipients to know that these letters are out there, but they have nothing to do with our program," said Pat Forbes, executive director of the Louisiana Office of Community Development. "It's a shame that someone is trying to trick homeowners in this way, while we're doing everything we can to get as many Road Home recipients back in their homes as possible."

According to the news release, the letters from the "Louisiana Recovery Campaign" claim to have set up a "recovery department" to help homeowners in becoming compliant.

Road home administrators warn that organizations like this have no authority in the program and could cause additional problems for a homeowner.

The Road Home is asking any homeowner who receives a letter, phone call or email that seems suspicious to contact the Road Home at 1-888-762-3252.

The Road Home has scheduled more outreach events, including three in Southwest Louisiana next week. The New Orleans Road Home office at 2021 also has extended weekday hours and will be open some Saturdays between now and the November 25 compliance deadline.

For a list of the upcoming Outreach Events, click here.

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