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Committee on Financial Services

United States House of Representatives

Committee on Housing and Community Opportunity Hearing

Emergency CDBG Funds in the Gulf Coast: Uses, Challenges, and Lessons for the Future

Thursday, May, 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m., 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

Witness List & Prepared Testimony:

Panel One

  • Mr. Stanley Gimont, Acting Director of Block Grant Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Mr. Bill Johnson, Director, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
  • Ms. Gail Stafford, Administrator of Community Development Block Grant Funds, Florida Department of Community Affairs
  • Mr. David Bowman, Director of Research and Special Projects,  Louisiana Recovery Authority
  • Mr. Jack Norris, Director, Governor’s Office of Recovery and Renewal, State of Mississippi 
  • Mr. William Dally, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs  

Panel Two

  • Mr. Craig Baab, Katrina Advocacy Fellow, Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Inc.
  • Ms. Leslie Powell, Senior Attorney, Legal Services of North Florida
  • Mr. James Perry, Louisiana Housing Alliance, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
  • Mr. Derrick Johnson, President, Mississippi State NAACP
  • Mr. Reilly Morse, Equal Justice Works Fellow, Mississippi Center for Justice
  • Mr. John Henneberger, Co-Director, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service 

Available Member Statements: Chairwoman Waters

Printed Hearing: 110-110



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