Monitoring Disaster Recovery in Louisiana. Watchdog Moderator: Murray Wennerlund Long term recovery is the responsibility of state leadership and state managed programs to assist the citizens recover from disasters. Watchdog group monitoring and holding local and state government accountable to the citizens they serve. Watchdog Disaster Recovery Monitoring for Louisiana Disaster Victims. HUD CDBG-DR meets CDBG-MIT Updates and news provided in part by Disaster Watchdog volunteers for the state of Louisiana and other sources. This is a live document page that changes often which links you to resources and reports specific to the state of Louisiana. We have a documented list of 2019 issues that are still being addressed. Forced Mortgage Payoff Rescinded / Terminated awarded Grants (July 31, 2019 and Dec. 9, 2019) Solution 2 Labor Support Flood Damage Assessment differences Solution 1 Tier 1 Contractor Complaints Solution 1 Warranty Claims Homeowners Responsibility / Escrow / Recapture Unforeseen Costs for Repairs Interim Mortgage Assistance Elevation Grants / Cost Share Louisiana Timeline 08/13/16 August The Flood of 2016 Technology showed heavy rains, high river levels and poor water flow. Never again will we question technology. 08/15/16 August JBE-2016-65 Executive Order Executive order JBE-2016-65 Section 2 flawed. "There must be a mechanism for public input... and the opportunity to modify priorities and plans based on such input".. 09/19/16 September LA 2016 Task force formed An email was sent out to 22 individuals thanking them for agreeing to be a member of the Restore LA Task Force. Thank you for agreeing to serve on the Governor's Restore Louisiana Task Force, which is charged with establishing short and long-term priorities in developing plans for recovery and redevelopment throughout the state of Louisiana as a result of the March and August flooding events. 11/21/16 November 1st Allocations under Public Law 114-223 Covering disasters (FEMA) DR-4277, DR-4263, DR-4272. Allocations under Pub. Law 114-223 of $437,800,000. 01/18/17 January 2nd Allocations under Public Law 114-245 Covering disasters (FEMA) DR-4277, DR-4263 Allocations under Pub. Law 114-245 of $1,219,172,000. 08/07/17 August 3rd Allocations under Public Law 115-31 Covering disasters (FEMA) DR-4277, DR-4263 Allocations under Pub. Law 115-31 of $51,435,000. 8/9/17 August Adverse Financial Conditions Adverse Financial Conditions force SBA to decline loans while state of Louisiana still counts the approved amount. 07/12/2018 July Task Force shown SBA Loan Process To be declined a loan from the SBA you have to fail the FEMA pre-screening. 07/14/18 July SBA DataFeed may contain errors Datafeed may be providing inaccurate information that is penalizing homeowners thousands of dollars. 7-18-2018 July OCD-DRU corrects Action Plan 9 by $682 million OCD-DRU places 682 million of homeowners assistance "on hold" for SBA loan recipients. 7-19-2018 July $683 Million CDBG-DR Louisiana Task Force members promise $683 to pay SBA loans only if Congressional SBA fix works. 07/06/2019 July Public Law 115-123 enforced by HUD Public Law 115-123 signed into law Feb 9, 2018 helped 230 Louisiana Disaster Victims this week. 07/15/2019 July Communicating with your State and state Sub-Contractors. Your state has policy published regarding how long they will wait for a response from you, 7 calendar days. 07/17/2019 July Citizens track federal grant dollar flow Follow the HUD CDGB-DR dollars as they are handed over to State Government.