Real Estate Mortage Database Crash Still Lingers in New Orleans

Fifty days after the real estate database crash in New Orleans, it appears the ground breaking for the new LSU teaching hospital, set for this month, will have to be delayed since a database fix isn’t expected until January 2.

According to the state, more than half the land needed for the project, can’t be acquired until the database is restored. The delay in building the new Mid-City hospital is far from the only casualty resulting from the database crash.

Road Home transactions, 269 so far, are still in limbo, according to Christina Stephens, spokesperson for the state’s Disaster Recovery Unit in the Office of Community Development. Stephens says some of those transactions include grants for hurricane victims – a total of $25 million in aid.

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