Matters Under Review

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


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

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

  • What it means to be Low and Moderate income families in declared disaster zones in the USA and Territories.

    More specifically, what does it mean to rebuild with next to nothing leaving you dependent on federal and state agencies that seem not to understand the urgency of the matter.

  • Collecting homeowner expense to income percentages pre and post one year after the floods.

    I will be presenting to the Task Force the increased or decreased costs to homeowners after the disaster. I am looking to identify any possible remaining options to assist homeowners with unmet needs based on the increased cost of living.

  • S. 3041, Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Record

    What does the S. 3041 Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 which was once called H.R. 4460 - Disaster Recovery Reform Act do for homeowners with SBA Loans? In our opinion, nothing, but if you have news that will help we are listening.

  • How well does your state follow the HUD Grant Amendment Process?
    Writers Pool

    When you follow the HUD Grant money trail you will run into the guidelines HUD places on Grantees which is your state government on just how to handle the Action Plan and the inevitable Amendments that follow in the wake of every declared disaster.

  • Why Governor J.B. Edwards will never fully understand the issue with Duplication of Benefits SBA and HUD
    Writers Pool

    The Governor of Louisiana John Bell Edwards has consistently referred to the Duplication of Benefits issue without really understanding what his own state employees are doing about it.

  • Louisiana Waivers Alternative Requirements for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grantee
    Writers Pool

    When we follow the waivers, alternative requirements and requests our state of Louisiana OCD asks HUD and the CDBG-DR program for we start to see a trend of funneling money away from those that it actually is to assist. Follow the Money.

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

    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!

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

    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.

  • Low to moderate income with good credit denies you HUD Grants based on Restore.LA.Gov processes.
    Writers Pool

    We have noticed that many low to moderate income families have been refused HUD CDGB-DR grant funds due to the fact that SBA has approved them for a loan. Even if they didnt take the loan it is being used to deny grants because of their credit.

  • HUD requires an Environmental Inspection prior to awarding CDBG-DR grants

    What state leaders do not understanding is more than a few of these homes required to have Environmental inspections are owned by homeowners that will NOT qualify for CDBG-DR grants no matter the outcome of their environmental inspection.

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    Jonathan L.

    Hundreds of homeowners with SBA Duplication of Benefits may have been categorized incorrectly.

  • 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