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Community Development - City, Town, County, Parish, Disaster Recovery.

At first glace your Office of Community Development might not seem like much. But once your Community Development department in your local city, town, county, parish level gets hold of some serious federal grant money offered by HUD your Community Development people can be proactive and create solutions that lead to a rapid recovery plan or they can be reactive in that they do the minimum and only react when public outcry or other issues drive them to respond.

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  • OCD-DRU Patrick Forbes accuses flood victim "..creating unnecessary panic and frustration among flood victims"
    Murray Wennerlund

    My neighbor came over banging on our door asking for me to read the 30 day notice to purchase flood insurance to cover the Programs costs or be deemed ineligible for HUD CDBG-DR Grants. This comes weeks and months after grants were awarded and signed.

  • Part III Pay Up or Get Out, Flood Insurance Requirements Homeowners Assistance Program flyer version 3.1
    Murray Wennerlund

    Did the State of Louisiana OCD-DRU forget to inform homeowners and grant recipients the correct amount of NFIP Flood insurance to carry to cover Program Costs? Why did a 30 day notice go out just 30 days after the unannounced policy change of 10-5-2018?

  • Part IV Pay Up or Get Out, Flood Insurance HUD CDBG-DR Federal Policy, Laws, Rules, Guidance.
    Murray Wennerlund

    State of Louisiana OCD-DRU Directors Response to unfair policy enforcement: "...completely incorrect information and statements not based in current law or policy...". Show related Federal Policy, after all, its hard to trust without transparency.

  • Part II Pay Up or Get Out, You have not provided evidence that you are maintaining sufficient flood insurance.
    Murray Wennerlund

    State of Louisiana OCD-DRU Directors Response to unfair policy enforcement: "...completely incorrect information and statements not based in current law or policy...". The letter that the state sent to flood victims is below. You have 30 days to comply.

  • State of Louisiana Announces Pay Up Flood Insurance or Get Out of the RLHP Disaster Program!
    Murray Wennerlund

    Notice to provide proof of insurance letters have been sent out to all Restore Homeowner Applicants eligible for Restore Louisiana HUD CDBG-DR Grant funds.

  • August 13, 2016 Louisiana Flood, 2 years later we are still called Flood Victims and not Flood Survivors, why?
    Contributor

    Two years after the flood we have foundations cracking due to erosion, wood buckled and warped, joists and beams bent and split. Old wood has never been perfect after it's been soaked for days and dried slowly for months.

  • Executive Order JBE-2016-65 Task Force has to setup a method for the public to offer input
    Contributor

    According to Governor Edwards Executive Order JBE-2016-65 the Task Force has to setup a method for the public to offer input and to allow them to make policy based on such input.

  • State of Louisiana OCD-DRU adds DOB to Flood Victims Denied SBA Loans because of Adverse Financial conditions
    Contributor

    The State office of Community Development director Patrick Forbes denies flood victims HUD CDBG-DR Funds and adds SBA Loans that the SBA has Declined because of Adverse reasons. State demands Homeowners provide SBA details of the Adverse condition.

  • State of Louisiana Task Force Meeting SBA Fix topic July 13, 2018 where will the money go if no SBA Fix?
    Contributor

    Not only does the Director of the State of Louisiana OCD-DRU Patrick Forbes state that it will take HUD Guidance or Congress to pass law. He goes deeper into what he will spend it on if the $682 million isn't used for the SBA Fix. This was in APA 9 .

  • What are you going to ask your HUD CDBG-DR State OCD-DRU Homeowners Assistance Task Force members today?
    Murray Wennerlund

    You could start with a simple request like, How can I contact you with a proposal or issue that may effect hundreds of people. It appears our states DOA office feels that the contact information for Governor Appointed Members of the Task Force Hands Off!

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