General questions and comments about RLHP Action Plan Amendment No. 1 Public Meeting Comments

FAQ#: 150 published 8-4-2019



TO: Lauren Nichols, State of Louisiana OCD-DRU
FROM: Seth Magden, GCR Inc.
SUBJECT: Action Plan Amendment No. 1 Public Meeting Comments
DATE: February 16, 2017

OCD-DRU staff attended the four public meetings for Action Plan Amendment No. 1. in Lafayette Parish (Youngsville), East Baton Rouge Parish, Lincoln Parish (Ruston), and Washington Parish (Franklinton), and has complied the below summary of the public comments captured at the meetings.

1. General questions / comments about RLHP:

  • Is there a location that applicants can go sign up for information? Will the state coordinate with FEMA to contact those applicants who already applied to FEMA
  • How will an applicant know if you are eligible?
  • We need our delegation to understand that we are being forced to make a decision between having food, medicine or flood insurance.
  • Will there be a process in place to help people who are elderly and disabled, who don't have the mental capacity to understand?
  • If a homeowner had granite countertops, will they be replaced with granite?
  • My husband is a technology consultant from home, and he lost all his computers at home – would that be covered by this program?
  • If someone hasn't been able to pursue assistance due to illness, and they haven't been able to get help, and haven’t done any repairs, will they be eligible for this program?
  • What is the timeline for assessment, disbursement, and implementation and who is going to be the program manager?
  • Will Native American folks be prioritized?
  • Were people on the task force impacted personally by this flood?
  • Is LA-OCD-DRU going to handle all grant dollars?
  • Are there medical services being provided for counseling?
  • Has there been any collaboration between federal, state and lending institutions, and how we can look at refinancing as a tool to help folks in recovery?
  • Will there be other public comment meetings?
  • At the end of the rehab, must the home must be fully completed or just safe, secure and livable?
  • Am I eligible for this if I am on a fixed income? I am below $8K a year.


Comment | Suggestion | Feedback

Does the Restore Louisiana OCD-DRU HUD Grant program offer a Scheduled Draw payment?

FAQ#: 451 published 5-14-2022 1 min. 32 seconds read


Secured Federal USDA Single Family Housing Repair Loans up to $40,000 for 20 years at 1 percent interest and Grants of up to $10,000.

FAQ#: 453 published 4-19-2022 1 min. 50 seconds read


How to help homeowners with their construction projects without requiring a license in Louisiana ยง309. Construction Management [Formerly ยง119]

FAQ#: 456 published 4-19-2022 3 min. 35 seconds read


What does disaster Unmet needs mean?

FAQ#: 457 published 4-18-2022 1 min. 25 seconds read


SBA Reconsideration Loan: My home was hit by Hurricane Sally I am in need of an SBA loan to repair my home. Please reconsider my denied application.

FAQ#: 459 published 4-18-2022 2 min. 44 seconds read


How to calculate your Wind, Snow, Tornado and Seismic risk assessment and apply that information to better home building.

FAQ#: 458 published 3-5-2022 2 min. 31 seconds read


How do I know if my mortgage is federally backed or federally secured? COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program Appeals Process.

FAQ#: 460 published 1-13-2022 2 min. 50 seconds read


Reconsideration of Declined Loan Applications SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

FAQ#: 235 published 4-23-2020 updated 1-4-2022 4 min. 48 seconds read


Reconsideration of Declined EIDL add Personal Financial Statement Disaster Programs SBA Form 413D (03-18) to your document list.

FAQ#: 403 published 8-6-2020 updated 12-31-2021 1 min. 54 seconds read


FEMA Resource for Substantially damaged homes

FAQ#: 384 published 4-25-2021 updated 12-31-2021 1 min. 27 seconds read