Statement from Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. on behalf of the Coalition for Sustainable Flood Insurance


“Congress’ action to extend the NFIP until November 30 is welcome news for Greater New Orleans and, frankly, all of America. Extending the NFIP without a lapse provides certainty to both the housing market and to policyholders that have faithfully paid their premiums that the NFIP will stand by them should a flood occur. We appreciate the extension in authorization as we continue to work on reforms to the NFIP that enhance mitigation options, improve the mapping process, ensure affordability, and increase program participation.”

About the Coalition for Sustainable Flood Insurance
The Coalition for Sustainable Flood Insurance works to ensure that flood insurance offered through the NFIP is both affordable and sustainable. Founded by GNO, Inc. in April 2013 in the wake of the Biggert-Waters Act, CSFI is a national coalition representing 300 organizations across 35 states. CSFI advocates for policies that enhance mitigation options, improve mapping, ensure affordability, and increase program participation.

About Greater New Orleans, Inc.
The GNO, Inc. Mission is to serve as the catalyst for wealth creation in the Greater New Orleans region. GNO, Inc. will accomplish this by pursuing an aggressive agenda of business development – marketing the region – and product development – improving regional business conditions through policy, workforce and research initiatives.

The GNO, Inc. Vision is for the Greater New Orleans region to fulfill its potential as one of the best places in the country to grow a company, and raise a family. The ultimate indication of success for GNO, Inc. will be the presence of a robust and growing middle class in southeastern Louisiana. More information can be found at www.gnoinc.org.