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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.

  • Louisiana Appendix 1 Public Comments Action Plan 1 master action plan for recovery from Great Floods 2016
    Contributor

    This Action Plan was posted for public comment on February 1, 2017. The plan was posted online in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Public notices were published in eight newspapers, including The Advocate, the states journal of record, a press release.

  • Action Plan Amendment No. 1 Community Development Block Grant Funds in response to the Great Floods of 2016
    Contributor

    Action Plan Amendment No. 1 for the utilization of Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG) in response to the Great Flood of 2016 Public Comment Period: February 1 to 15, 2017

  • Restore La. Program Speeds Up Progress, Aims to Help More Homeowners and Businesses
    Contributor

    At todays Restore Louisiana Task Force meeting, Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state is making significant progress in its recovery from the 2016 floods, but there is more work to be done to help homeowners and businesses recover faster.

  • Louisiana Flood DR 4277 and 4263 the APA 8 Action Plan Amendment 8 with Public Comments are here
    Writers Pool

    You have to ask the right people to get a copy of the public documents that our Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit is required to publish to the public on the state OCD-DRU web page. Lucky for thousands we have concerned citizens

  • Request for copies of missing Flood 2016 Contracts from OCDDRU Flood Contract page
    Writers Pool

    Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, Efficiency and Open Public Communications is much more difficult with the state of Louisiana Department of Administration than you might think. No accountability even with their methods of asking for Public Records.

  • Quality Controls and inspections related to Estimates with missing items
    Writers Pool

    The state of Louisiana Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit creates contracts with companies to do a job for disaster victims. Its the homeowners responsibility to report any errors or omissions to the OCD no matter how small.

  • Louisiana Homeowners Restore LA Solution 1 State offers Turnkey Contractor Solution
    Supervisor

    The state of Louisiana Office of Community Development hired IEM Inc. to manage the repair and reconstruction program for our flood damaged homes. The state trusts IEM, now our Louisiana neighbors can assure the contract and trust is never broken.

  • Remembering the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program's of yesterday.
    Supervisor

    Well it feels like it is still yesterday with most of the same players and a few new names in the game Customer Satisfaction isnt part of the Hazard Mitigation program and it appears that engineering may also be something that comes with a rubber stamp.

  • 2016 Floods Action Plan Amendment 8 taking money from Administrative funds to create a new government program
    Supervisor

    May 15 at 5 p.m public comments end for Actin Plan Amendment 8 which wants to take away money from the overall program to bailout government. Don't sit back waiting for this to happen. Speak out, stop government waste and bailouts. Repair Homes First

  • GAP issue a.k.a. Homeowners Responsibility related to Duplication of Benefits.
    Supervisor

    I have been researching different ways we could propose a solution to the GAP between what Restore OCD-DRU says your work completed on your flooded home should be and what they actually calculated.

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