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New Orleans after Katrina: A tale of two cities

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina’s assault, the story of New Orleans is very much a tale of two cities. In some parts of town, rebirth and restoration; in other parts, few signs of any recovery. Our Cover Story is reported now by Martha Teichner: As if we needed reminding, even after ten years, how terrible […]

New Home Elevation Regulations Further Protect New Jersey Homeowners

On May 18, 2015, The Division of Consumer Affairs published new requirements for registered Home Elevation Contractors (HECs) in New Jersey: “Once an HEC enters a specific home elevation contract, it is required that the HEC post a payment and performance bond in favor of the homeowner, tenant or other party.” These new performance bonds […]

New surcharge catches flood insurance policy holders off guard

FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social The higher rates took effect in April. “Homeowners are seeing about a 10 percent increase, it could be as high as 18 percent,” said Ricky LeBoeuf with Leithman-LeBoeuf Insurance, Inc. in Gretna. Resident and businessman Robert Wolfe said the policy for his home increased slightly, but […]

Calvin Duncan Fundraiser | Community Work

    Calvin Duncan Fundraiser: In 1985, a New Orleans Ninth Ward resident by the name of Calvin Duncan was wrongly accused of murder and sentenced to life without parole, probation or suspension of sentence. He was imprisoned for over 28 years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for a crime he did not […]

Elevation News for Jefferson Parish

In an effort to assist you, we would like to recap where we are currently with the JP elevation program. Jefferson Parish continually accepts applications from homeowner that meet the Repetitive Loss criteria. As this information is privacy act protected, the best way for a homeowner to find out if they meet that criteria is […]

VIDEO: Paid In Full

There are certain stories that just get stuck in your head…changing the way you look at life. In the next three minutes, you’re about to experience one of those stories. It’ll illustrate, more than words can say, the #1 thing you can do to transform your entire life…and the lives of those around you.