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:

  • DENIED BY TASK FORCE And OCD-DRU Director Homeowner Declined or Canceled SBA Disaster Assistance
    Murray Wennerlund

    Its difficult enough recovering from a disaster, but even more difficult when the execute order to establish a task force does not have provisions that the task for research and discuss public input. Denied citizen solutions without discussion.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • 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.

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