Matters Under Review
MUR

Matters Under Review (MUR). When victims of disasters question why.

When rules, guidance, process, laws and procedures are put in place that are described as helpful but the victims of the disasters see no help we need to review the rules, the process, the laws and the procedures and question why they are in place. Matters Under Review are issues experience by disaster victims that are specific to rules, laws, guidance, procedures of disaster recovery.

Citizens Proposed SBA Disaster Federal Assistance Declined Solution.

Proposal Date: 8-22-2018
Announcement via: Published Web, Social Media, Email
Title: Homeowner Declined or Canceled SBA Disaster Assistance
Preview 8-22-2018

Exhibits:

A. Email to Sen. Kennedy 2-8-2018:

B. Press Release Gov. Edwards 2-8-2018:

  • Word has it Louisiana Flood Victims are not interested in rebuilding based on a 13% program dropout rate.
    Contributor

    When you first applied to the Louisiana Restore Homeowners Program you may have thought this would be easy, you flooded, you do not have enough money to rebuild. HUD offered $1.33 to share with homeowners, then the OCD-DRU stepped in and took it all away.

  • Task Force Public Input: Citizens Proposed SBA Disaster Federal Assistance Declined Solution
    Murray Wennerlund

    In the spirit of rebuilding, we the people of the 2016 floods, a natural disaster in the State of Louisiana, officially submit to the Restore Louisiana Task Force the following guidance and policy modifications to advance our disaster recovery efforts.

  • IMPORTANT FOLLOW UP for the 3800 SBA Declined issue for DR-4263 and DR-4277 Louisiana Flood Victims
    Murray Wennerlund

    Last Thursday Aug. 16, 2018 I sent the linked page as an email to all task force members. As public input allows I proposed a solution to FIX the SBA issue for those that DECLINED the SBA Disaster Loans. I need your help to deliver the message again.

  • Louisiana Representative Edward "Ted" James, Dist 101 said it, we are echoing the call to fight hard Now!
    Contributor

    When LA Rep James asked for a few minutes before Governor Edwards entered the room to express his feelings of how our Congressional Representatives were not fighting for Louisiana Disaster Victims hard enough, we ask, will he fight for us in our state?

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • DR-4277 DR-4263 Louisiana Flood Victims request review of Task Force public comment policy and other issues.
    Writers Pool

    Citizens request for assistance from HUD to review Action Plan Amendment 9 processing by the Louisiana Office of Community Development - Disaster Recovery Unit under the direction of Patrick Forbes.

  • Louisiana Disaster Victims 2016 Floods are requesting Data Feed information from SBA as it may contain errors
    Murray Wennerlund

    The SBA data feed which is used by the State of Louisiana Office of Community Development to determine duplication of benefits may contain inaccurate information that is penalizing homeowners thousands of dollars and may disqualify them from HUD Grants.

  • The SBA Offers 61 reasons to say No to a loan. The State of Louisiana knows only one word and that is DENIED.
    Murray Wennerlund

    Contractors hired to train CDBG-DR state employees for HUD are not aware of SBA policy which allows misinformation to spread. The worse enemy of a disaster victim is a poorly trained Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit.

  • Restore Louisiana Task Force Meeting July 13th 2018 Waivers Policy Clarification Vote Requests and Assistance
    Murray Wennerlund

    July 13th 2018 I will be reading for the Task Force 4 out of 6 proposals I have created designed to assist hundreds of Louisiana disaster victims capture more federal relief money that currently is being withheld as a duplication of benefits.