To the editor:
I would like to thank reporter Dave Herndon and the Dearborn Press & Guide for the excellent article; dateline 8/25/2021, “City purchasing, tearing down houses in fight against floods“. The article raises awareness of FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance Program which is administered by the mayor and his staff.
My wife and I participated in this program and would like to thank and commend Hassane Jamal, director, Grants Budget Compliance, and Marianna Hernandez, chief of staff, for their invaluable assistance in navigating us through the process. Both are very knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated public servants.
The program will provide much-needed relief by reducing the risk of flood damage in the Currier/Hanover neighborhood.
Again my appreciation to the Dearborn Press & Guide and to Mayor Bill Bazzi and his staff for their efforts to continue to make Dearborn Heights a desirable city in which to live and prosper.