Reported by Associated Press
The Road Home aid program has met a target of 90,000 closings with homeowners whose properties were damaged in the 2005 hurricane season, according to an official with the program.
ICF International Inc., a company hired by Gov. Kathleen Blanco's administration to run the Road Home, was required to complete 90,000 closings by the end of 2007 or face a $150,000 fine.
That requirement was part of a package of tougher standards the state imposed last August to speed up the troubled program and improve its performance or be penalized.
Gentry Brann, a Road Home spokeswoman, says that target has been met.