October 14, 2016 RESTORE LOUISIANA TASK FORCE DRAFTED MINUTESContributor
Louisiana State Capitol, House Committee Room 5 DRAFTED MINUTES
Homeowner with Zero Grant Award Calculation sent Zero Grant Award Letter with line, "Wait for SBA Bailout Fix"Contributor
Ms. Smith did everything right after the 2016 floods in Louisiana. Her family collected every dime they had, used insurance and took an SBA Disaster loan to rebuild their home. Their home was completed before they leaned about HUD CDBG-DR grants.
State of Louisiana OCD-DRU tells homeowners to start using CTA for answers.Murray Wennerlund
This comes after months of fighting between homeowners and their point of contact CTA at the IEM offices for recovery information. Many CTAs where told by management not to communicate with homeowners while others simply ignored the homeowner.
Mr. Jim Tucker, Representing Tucker Properties Restore Louisiana Public Comments June 9, 2017 LA state capitolContributor
The Difficulties our For Profit sectors faced after the 2016 floods in Louisiana are best learned by listening to the for profit business owners. Can we in the long term afford to only grant funds to Opportunity Zones that have had 20 years failed growth
Ms. Paula Collins Restore Louisiana Public Comments June 9, 2017 LA state capitol RM 1Contributor
The Difficulties Homeowners and families faced during and shortly after the 2016 floods in Louisiana are best learned by listening to the disaster surveyor.
Ms. Charlette Minor Restore Louisiana Public Comments June 9, 2017 LA state capitol RM 1Contributor
The Difficulties we all face are often best learned directly from the victims of the disaster and in their own words.
The Water Institute Group TWIG April 12 2018 Request on the Task Force Watershed item for tomorrow.Contributor
...I've been thinking more about how to make use of the scientists at the Water Institute of the Gulf (TWIG) in this work. The state has invested enormous resources to build the strength of this independent science institute as a unique global leader...
Restore Louisiana Task Force approves using Homeowners HUD grants as Seed Money for State mitigation projectsMurray Wennerlund
Many never heard it coming, others actually knew since July of 2018 that the program that was once designed to help homeowners would be used to fund state mitigation projects directly or indirectly. This time its direct, state asks for SEED Money!
True experience with IEM Inc. Disaster Recovery people, it is very hard to find straight answersMurray Wennerlund
For months homeowners have asked the same question of IEM contractors. Many questions were posted, email, called in to the Baton Rouge call center that IEM inc manages. Some from as far back as May 2018 that are still unanswered today. Heres one Question
Elevation for disaster victims, the Data, Math and illogical approach that costs flood victims 5% more.Murray Wennerlund
Elevation Cost Analysis by IEM recommends increasing disaster victims out of pocket costs by more than 5 percent if homeowner selects to use concrete blocks for column supports in lieu of timber poles or wood columns.