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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Louisiana Homeowners Restore LA Solution 1 State offers Turnkey Contractor Solution
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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.
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Remembering the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program's of yesterday.
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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.
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2016 Floods Action Plan Amendment 8 taking money from Administrative funds to create a new government program
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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
Low to Moderate Income disaster victims with good credit are denied HUD CDBG-DR Grant funds
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Grantee OCD-DRU Louisiana has adapted a new policy to deny Low and Moderate income households from claiming a financial hardship do to having good credit and the ability to receive a Federal Secured SBA loan.
Flood Victims are Victims of their own OCD DRU people.
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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
You are forced to Elevation and Reconstruct because your home or structure was substantially damaged.
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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.
Did your state inform you that you qualify for federal assistance only to later deny you assistance based on state created policy or procedure? Is your home listed as being in one of the most impacted areas? Do you have proof your state accepted you into the federally funded HUD CDBG-DR grant program? Contact us about your experience.
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You spend countless hours researching disaster recovery for the citizens of your state. You research your state leadership and it's workforce on all matters associated with disaster recovery. You make it your concern to help others by providing much needed information. You take all disaster recovery issues facing homeowners today and make them your Matters Under Review. If this sounds like you, visit Matters Under Review (MUR) for more information.
LA, FL, TX, PR, NC are receiving billions in US taxpayer dollars to mitigate against future flood disasters. We are looking to help your county or parish find the best clearing and dredging people. Contact us about your experience.