Matters Under Review MUR When victims of disaster question why. Disaster Victims Watchdog Advocacy Group.
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.

One legged amputee told by State Office of Community Development you will have no wheelchair walkway to home.

By Murray Wennerlund published 4-10-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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Misty Hopkins received a HUD CDBG-DR Grant for the replacement of her condemned old manufactured home. The new MHU was setup, but the location is 280 feet from any surface she can navigate with her wheelchair. Restore Louisiana says No to wheelchair path.

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Mr. Murray Wennerlund Restore Louisiana Public Comments Feb. 12, 2019 LA state capitol

By Murray Wennerlund published 3-12-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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Speaking out during the Public Comment period for Action Plan Amendment 11 with focus on "Seed" funding of state projects from Homeowners Assistance grant funds which US Taxpayers funded.

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Homeowner with Zero Grant Award Calculation sent Zero Grant Award Letter with line, "Wait for SBA Bailout Fix"

By Contributor published 3-2-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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Ms. Smith did everything right after the 2016 floods in Louisiana. Her family collected every dime they had, used insurance and took an SBA Disaster loan to rebuild their home. Their home was completed before they leaned about HUD CDBG-DR grants.

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Mr. Jim Tucker, Representing Tucker Properties Restore Louisiana Public Comments June 9, 2017 LA state capitol

By Contributor published 2-26-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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The Difficulties our For Profit sectors faced after the 2016 floods in Louisiana are best learned by listening to the for profit business owners. Can we in the long term afford to only grant funds to Opportunity Zones that have had 20 years failed growth

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Ms. Charlette Minor Restore Louisiana Public Comments June 9, 2017 LA state capitol RM 1

By Contributor published 2-25-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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The Difficulties we all face are often best learned directly from the victims of the disaster and in their own words.

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Ms. Paula Collins Restore Louisiana Public Comments June 9, 2017 LA state capitol RM 1

By Contributor published 2-25-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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The Difficulties Homeowners and families faced during and shortly after the 2016 floods in Louisiana are best learned by listening to the disaster surveyor.

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Restore Louisiana Task Force approves using Homeowners HUD grants as Seed Money for State mitigation projects

By Murray Wennerlund published 2-23-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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Many never heard it coming, others actually knew since July of 2018 that the program that was once designed to help homeowners would be used to fund state mitigation projects directly or indirectly. This time its direct, state asks for SEED Money!

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The Water Institute Group TWIG April 12 2018 Request on the Task Force Watershed item for tomorrow.

By Contributor published 2-23-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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...I've been thinking more about how to make use of the scientists at the Water Institute of the Gulf (TWIG) in this work. The state has invested enormous resources to build the strength of this independent science institute as a unique global leader...

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Elevation for disaster victims, the Data, Math and illogical approach that costs flood victims 5% more.

By Murray Wennerlund published 1-12-2019 updated 6-5-2019
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Elevation Cost Analysis by IEM recommends increasing disaster victims out of pocket costs by more than 5 percent if homeowner selects to use concrete blocks for column supports in lieu of timber poles or wood columns.

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True experience with IEM Inc. Disaster Recovery people, it is very hard to find straight answers

By Murray Wennerlund published 1-12-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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For months homeowners have asked the same question of IEM contractors. Many questions were posted, email, called in to the Baton Rouge call center that IEM inc manages. Some from as far back as May 2018 that are still unanswered today. Heres one Question

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