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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 Flood 2016 Task Force Meeting April 13 2018
    Supervisor

    In References you will find the link to the video. This transcript to offer publicly what was said about the Homeowners Responsibility issue and Duplication of Benefits.

  • Low income, moderate income households are suffering at the hands of HUD funds to rebuild after a disaster.
    Writers Pool

    The discussion regarding Duplication of Benefits and who can make changes continues for Louisiana the poorest state in the union still resisting to give federal grant money to below moderate income and low income families to help them rebuild.

  • Flood Victims are Victims of their own OCD DRU people.
    Writers Pool

    Flood Victims are Victims Twice with State Employed Community Development Office members not following HUD guidance. Louisiana Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit headed up by Patrick Forbes ignores HUD guidance regarding SBA Loans

  • Declare your financial hardship for accepting the SBA loan
    Writers Pool

    A Facebook.Com Group called Restore LA Program Info Exchange offers Disaster Victims in any state help with navigation by personal experience and published laws, rules and guidance your OCD-DRU CDBG-DR grantee programs.

  • State of Louisiana OCD-DRU Grant Administrative Manual and Resources
    Writers Pool

    The OCD-DRU seems to remove pages online and not link to the new pages. But thats going to end now that I know they are removing documents that could be of interest to victims of the 2016 Floods in Louisiana

  • Louisiana 2016 Floods Contractor contracts and links.
    Writers Pool

    Find contracts associated with the Louisiana Floods of 2016 here.

  • How to Research and Select a Contractor
    Writers Pool

    This is a shared group collaboration of knowledge and experience. We encourage everyone to participate. Copy / Download / Edit / Add Additional Information Comments open at bottom of this document.

  • You are forced to Elevation and Reconstruct because your home or structure was substantially damaged.
    Writers Pool

    Elevation, Reconstruction - Substantially Damaged Home. It's more than just money, it's time and the conflicting instructions each federal agency gives you. One may tell you not to fix anything, one may say go ahead and repair what you can.

  • State of Louisiana OCD-DRU Reports links old page
    Writers Pool

    Louisiana Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit reports

  • CDBG DR Program how to lower your Homeowner Responsibility expense line item
    Writers Pool

    Working with your Homeowner Responsibility is not easy. You have to either have the cash in hand so you can return the money they claim is DOB or you must add additional repairs to eliminate the amount owed in the Homeowner Responsibility field.

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