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Louisiana Flood Victims fear losing HUD CDBG-DR Grant funds if they speak out about the Restore.LA.Gov Program

Louisiana Flood Victims fear losing HUD CDBG-DR Grant funds if they speak out about the Restore.LA.Gov Program

  • By: Contributor
  • Workshop

Its 2018 fear and ignorance of what state employees can and can not do fills the hot humid air here in the state of Louisiana. You've seen the pictures, the piss po southern sitting in a chair on an old porch that looks like it's about to collapse.

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Louisiana Trades and Building Contractors need to build trust once again.

Louisiana Trades and Building Contractors need to build trust once again.

  • By: Supervisor
  • Workshop

Louisiana Homeowners risk being a victim of the building trades more often than you might think. After every disaster we are all warned about unlicensed contractors. This warning isnt enough, we need to be warned about all contractors!

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How to Create your Contractor Contract Checklist for Homeowners

How to Create your Contractor Contract Checklist for Homeowners

  • By: Writers Pool
  • Workshop

When I use the word "Contractor" what I really mean is the person or group of people you are hiring to do a project to which you are not going to do anything to or be involved with other than setting up the original order and contract.

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Remembering the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program's of yesterday.

Remembering the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program's of yesterday.

  • By: Supervisor
  • Workshop

Well it feels like it is still yesterday with most of the same players and a few new names in the game Customer Satisfaction isnt part of the Hazard Mitigation program and it appears that engineering may also be something that comes with a rubber stamp.

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Why some states will never learn how to handle disasters.

Why some states will never learn how to handle disasters.

  • By: Supervisor
  • Workshop

Rebuilding your states infrastructure each time it is damaged by storms makes your state a real storm chaser. Don't plan ahead and build a resilient infrastructure. Wait for the next big one to rip your state apart then go begging for money to rebuild.

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2016 Floods Action Plan Amendment 8 taking money from Administrative funds to create a new government program

2016 Floods Action Plan Amendment 8 taking money from Administrative funds to create a new government program

  • By: Supervisor
  • Workshop

May 15 at 5 p.m public comments end for Actin Plan Amendment 8 which wants to take away money from the overall program to bailout government. Don't sit back waiting for this to happen. Speak out, stop government waste and bailouts. Repair Homes First

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Low to Moderate Income disaster victims with good credit are denied HUD CDBG-DR Grant funds

Low to Moderate Income disaster victims with good credit are denied HUD CDBG-DR Grant funds

  • By: Supervisor
  • Workshop

Grantee OCD-DRU Louisiana has adapted a new policy to deny Low and Moderate income households from claiming a financial hardship do to having good credit and the ability to receive a Federal Secured SBA loan.

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GAP issue a.k.a. Homeowners Responsibility related to Duplication of Benefits.

GAP issue a.k.a. Homeowners Responsibility related to Duplication of Benefits.

  • By: Supervisor
  • Workshop

I have been researching different ways we could propose a solution to the GAP between what Restore OCD-DRU says your work completed on your flooded home should be and what they actually calculated.

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Bank traps mortgage holders under flood waters by denying forced mortgage payoff letter.

Bank traps mortgage holders under flood waters by denying forced mortgage payoff letter.

  • By: Writers Pool
  • Workshop

Many of us never think to ask our home mortgage lenders if they would force us to pay off our mortgage if our home was destroyed by natural disaster.

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Local Action Plan by Comments collected for the Louisiana Task Force to address.

Local Action Plan by Comments collected for the Louisiana Task Force to address.

  • By: Writers Pool
  • Workshop

Very few speak out, in most all 2017 Louisiana Task Force meetings public comments were typically not from the general public or disaster victims but rather groups looking for their own gains. Why are the people not involved in the Disaster Recovery?

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