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

Forced Mortgage Payoff bureaucracy created by state government increases disaster victim homelessness.

By Murray Wennerlund published 9-2-2019 updated 1-11-2022
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HUD Guidance June 14, 2019: "Funds are not available to an applicant if the applicant does not have legal control of the funds when they are received." Efforts to prevent homelessness by HUD may be sabotaged by states added bureaucracy to recovery funds..

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Grantee Louisiana Grant B-16-DL-22-0001 HUD CDBG-DR Program Allocations, Obligations, and Expenditures.

By Murray Wennerlund published 7-17-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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Follow the flow of American taxpayer dollars as it leaves the hands of Washington D.C. executive branch agency control for state government control and management to be used for disaster recovery programs per policy and procedure of HUD CDBG-DR programs.

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Communicating with State workers and their Sub-Contractors.

By Writers Pool published 7-15-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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Our CTA refused to provide us with information to allow us to move forward in the program. I knew what we needed he refused to answer. We reported him to the state from the director to the Governor and nothing was done about it.

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1,565 Louisiana homeowners may lose nearly $58 million in HUD CDBG-DR grants because they are moving too slow.

By Murray Wennerlund published 6-15-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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Awarded and accepted a Restore LA grant? You must close out on that grant with all required documents by July 31, 2019 or your grant award will be revoked and your recovery will end without federal assistance as ordered by state director Patrick Forbes.

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Restore Louisiana contractor IEM denies homeowners elevation costs in Construction Payment process

By Murray Wennerlund published 3-29-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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In the state of Louisiana homeowners required to reconstruct and elevate have had an on going battle with select IEM managers about the proper methods of handling the financing. To date, not a single homeowner in this group has been able to finalize.

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October 14, 2016 RESTORE LOUISIANA TASK FORCE DRAFTED MINUTES

By Contributor published 3-7-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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Louisiana State Capitol, House Committee Room 5 DRAFTED MINUTES

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State of Louisiana OCD-DRU tells homeowners to start using CTA for answers.

By Murray Wennerlund published 2-26-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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This comes after months of fighting between homeowners and their point of contact CTA at the IEM offices for recovery information. Many CTAs where told by management not to communicate with homeowners while others simply ignored the homeowner.

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State of Louisiana contractor IEM hires sub-contractor to reduce elevation caps by 5%

By Murray Wennerlund published 1-7-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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IEM Inc a NC Risk Management company holds true to their core business model by creating a report comparing the price of wood vs. concrete when elevating homes. The report awards 5% more grant funds to use timbers and 5% less for concrete CMU blocks.

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

By Murray Wennerlund published 12-16-2018 updated 6-5-2019
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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.

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