Low to moderate income with good credit denies you HUD Grants based on Restore.LA.Gov processes.Writers Pool
We have noticed that many low to moderate income families have been refused HUD CDGB-DR grant funds due to the fact that SBA has approved them for a loan. Even if they didnt take the loan it is being used to deny grants because of their credit.
SBA and CDBG DR Duplication of BenefitsSupervisor
If you havent read the report published by the Congressional Research Service CRS that was prepared for Members and Committees of Congress report number R44553 then you should. Ill be making many references to this report as well as others.
Follow Elevation Standards from HUD not from FEMA or your local zoning unless they exceed HUD standardsSupervisor
Its not to often you will read, Follow HUD standards. Most of us that have been in a disaster know HUD standards are low quality and economical grade. But when it comes to flood elevation requirements they are often the best numbers to use.
When does a HUD required environmental review cost taxpayers millions in wasted expensesWriters Pool
When you dont plan your process and your process includes an environmental inspection before you qualify the homeowner for CDBG-DR Grant funding you are wasting taxpayer money and your own allocated recovery funds.
HUD requires an Environmental Inspection prior to awarding CDBG-DR grantsSupervisor
What state leaders do not understanding is more than a few of these homes required to have Environmental inspections are owned by homeowners that will NOT qualify for CDBG-DR grants no matter the outcome of their environmental inspection.
Louisiana Flood 2016 Task Force Meeting April 13 2018Supervisor
In References you will find the link to the video. This transcript to offer publicly what was said about the Homeowners Responsibility issue and Duplication of Benefits.
You recently registered with FEMA for assistance with your disaster lossesWriters Pool
You were told that you had to apply for a SBA Loan to be eligible for possible grants from FEMA. They may have mentioned Vehicle Grants, Home Repair Grants or any number of grants that only FEMA offered but you had to apply for a SBA Loan first.
Low income, moderate income households are suffering at the hands of HUD funds to rebuild after a disaster.Writers Pool
The discussion regarding Duplication of Benefits and who can make changes continues for Louisiana the poorest state in the union still resisting to give federal grant money to below moderate income and low income families to help them rebuild.
SBA Disaster Loan Application NoWriters Pool
SBA will follow up with you many times by mail and by telephone to get you to complete your loan application and to sign the agreement for the loan. This is totally up to you if you would like to take the SBA loan now or wait for better options if any.
Need a Not for Profit to help get your home up to Restore Louisiana Standards?Writers Pool
Better watch it, Not for Profit building companies are in fact a Duplication of Benefits so you best ask if you could hire them before you go thinking you have a great deal. You never know what new rule is going to be enforced.