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    THE REAL DEAL
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  • State of Louisiana Task Force Meeting SBA Fix topic July 13, 2018 where will the money go if no SBA Fix?
    Contributor

    Not only does the Director of the State of Louisiana OCD-DRU Patrick Forbes state that it will take HUD Guidance or Congress to pass law. He goes deeper into what he will spend it on if the 862 million isnt used for the SBA Fix. This was in APA 9 .

    OCD-DRU
  • State of Louisiana OCD-DRU corrects Action Plan 9 and effectively hides $682 million to benefit credit worthy
    Contributor

    When plans are made to move money from one program to the next amounts below several million do not have to be approved by HUD but when the State of Louisiana OCD-DRU places 682 million of homeowners assistance "on hold" for SBA loan recipients...

    OCD-DRU
  • HUD Grantee state of Louisiana denies Retiree Reimbursement for reconstruction for not following HUD policy
    Murray Wennerlund

    HUD Grantee the State of Louisiana denied a retiree any reimbursement for rebuilding their home to city and parish codes regarding Base Flood Elevation months before the HUD Grantee LRHAP released policy and guidelines for reconstruction of flooded homes.

    Disaster Rants
  • U.S. Small Business Administration has Declined my SBA Disaster Loan - You are the lucky one
    Contributor

    When you reach out to the SBA Disaster Loan program to have your loan cancelled because you find you can not financially afford the loan at the monthly payment amounts they offered. Living Paycheck to Paycheck is proof SBA loan debt is not an option.

    OCD-DRU
  • Governor John Edwards of Louisiana forms the Restore Louisiana Task Force and outlines it's roles and purpose.
    Murray Wennerlund

    According to the Governors Executive Order JBE 2016-65 our task force is to allow the public input and use the public input. To date, its public comments on deaf ears. There must be a mechanism for public input and the opportunity to modify priorities.

    Fact Check
  • State of Louisiana accepted HUD Guidance Nov 16 2011 76 FR 71060 Duplication of Benefits as policy
    Writers Pool

    Funds are not reasonably anticipated when the source and/or amount is indefinite, or the applicant is unaware that he/she may be eligible to receive additional funds at a later date.

    OCD-DRU
  • State of Louisiana accepted HUD Guidance Nov 16 2011 76 FR 71060 Duplication of Benefits policy
    Contributor

    HUD Guidance Nov. 16, 2011 76-FR-71060 Duplication of Benefits policy. We have declined assistance from the SBA Disaster Loan Program and have Cancelled our approved loan based on our household debt burden and inability to repay.

    CDBG-DR
  • Your SBA Disaster Loan Program approved maximum loan amount is available to you for how long
    Murray Wennerlund

    The State of Louisiana Office of Community Development follows the HUD Guidance published 11-16-2011 which states, Funds are not reasonably anticipated when the source and/or amount is indefinite. What does the SBA say about cancelled loans and time?

    SBA Loans
  • Defy law making branch of government without threat or ramifications from Louisiana State Representatives.
    Murray Wennerlund

    Secretary and any grantee under this section shall not take into consideration or reduce the amount provided to any applicant for assistance from the grantee where such applicant applied for and was approved, but declined assistance ...

    Fact Check
  • Full repair reimbursement plus SBA payoff leaves many Low to Moderate income families with nothing
    Writers Pool

    Louisiana Task Force made up of individuals that represented the people voted last Friday, July 13, 2018 to hold 683 million in HUD CDBG-DR funds until Congress and HUD allow funds to be granted to SBA Disaster Loan recipients.

    Disaster Rants

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  • FEMA-4382-DR California Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration of August 4, 2018

    Supervisor O.

    FEMA-4382-DR California Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration of August 4, 2018

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  • PUBLIC INPUT REQUEST: Thinking back when you visited FEMA and FEMA instructed you to apply to the SBA Program.

    Supervisor O.

    PUBLIC INPUT REQUEST: Thinking back when you visited FEMA and FEMA instructed you to apply to the SBA Program.

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