Belle View Homeowners Off the Hook for FEMA Paybacks

From Saturday's Washington Post:

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials said Friday that the agency would no longer try to recover flood damage assistance given out to some Fairfax County homeowners whose residences were damaged during Hurricane Isabel in September 2003.

U.S. Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) said in a statement that FEMA had agreed to cease efforts to recoup money from Belle View condominium residents who were not insured beyond what was provided under the condo association's policy.

For those who had already complied with FEMA's earlier order to return the assistance, a process is being formulated to give the money back, according to the statement. The 900-unit condominium complex, just off the George Washington Memorial Parkway south of Alexandria, sustained nearly $6 million in damages from the hurricane. FEMA paid about $140,000 to 147 homeowners.

By  |  December 5, 2005; 11:08 AM ET  | Category:  Government , Neighborhoods
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