Saturday, July 08, 2006

Who Should Get The Grant Money?

The Homeowner grant checks are being mailed out. But some groups object to the homeowners getting the money to replace their homes.

They say by giving the money directly to homeowners instead of going through mortgage companies, recipients will be more susceptible to con artists and scammers and the arrangement will mean many hard-hit neighborhoods won't be rebuilt.

Barbour has said one reason for giving the money directly to homeowners is it would allow them to relocate to higher ground, if they so choose. He has said the grants would still be subject to mortgage and other liens, similar to insurance payments

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