Louvenia Pelmore Matthews wrote to Mayor Turner and the Housing and Community Development Department for repairing her home which was damaged in the 2015 flood.
Here’s what she had to say:
“I thank my God Jehovah first, and all of you for my newly remodeled home. When I applied for the Elderly Program, (later switched to the 2015 Flood Program), I never dreamed that I would receive so much," she wrote.
“On my small retirement income, it would have taken me years to accomplish what you all did in about a months' time. I am just blown away with sheer happiness. When I retired from HISD in 2017, the monetary incentives had stopped, thus, a certificate, cake, punch, and a beautiful plaque from the school where I taught a Special Education Class. You all have given me the best retirement gift ever! Thank you so, so, so much," she wrote.
"I would like to thank the following people who were involved in the application and inspection process: Ms. Martha Rodriguez, Ms. Romeka Mimms, Mr. Valasquez, Mr. Nathan Washington, Mr. Craig Moody, Mr. Mullings, Ms. Terumi Shorter, and the JW Turner Construction Company, with Cody Wheeler, Brent Richardson. and Matthew Wheeler at the helm.”