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Old 02-24-2011, 03:10 PM
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Mailman dropped off some mail to the house I'm working on. Without opening it(that would be illegal) I know exactly what one piece is. Some large white envelope from baton rouge, office of community development with a big "second notice" stamped on it. I stuck it somewhere the homeowner would find it. My best guess is that its road home notifying so-in-so or current homeowner that by their blind assesment the property owner owes road home money because they have not complied with the rebuilding blah blah blah. I know for a fact that these people, if not the original owners, may have just purchased the property. If they are the original owners and applicants I fail to see how they have not complied. I'm installing cabinets into a house that is at most 2 months from completion and it doesn't comply? I'm pretty sure they have very well complied or at least are well on their way to compliance.

I envision the state trying to take this house right as we complete it lol just because they were too lazy to get off their fat rich asses(thanks in part to an all too expected skimming off the top of these fed grants) in BR and properly apraise these properties. I googled "road home a bunch of crooks" and found several other people posting on a board about a similar problem with roadhome making calculation errors and demanding repayment from homeowners and sending out similar envelopes. Eh, its none of my business until the state takes the house, the owners don't pay my boss, and I don't get paid for work I've already done and am doing. Thanks in advance!

Roadhome seems like a bunch of Indian givers to me BTW.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:07 AM
Location: Da Parish
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OMG Road Home is the most boofu, messed up, bumbling, inept, lazy, callus organization that operates on par with the IRS. Meaning that if they made a mistake, it's not their fault, it has to be your fault, it is your job to work the problem out. If an answer isn't in the manuel they don't know what to do and of course they need security officers to stand over you to protect them from your very dangerous self when you go into any office. Am I expressing my opinion over much?

That said, Road Home is sending out white envelopes asking grant recipients to submit proof that they own the home, that the home is insured, and if the home isn't finished they are looking for an explanation as to why, (my mother got one). As much as I love, love, love to bash on a program that took almost a billion dollars of relief money just to pay for a firm from Virginia to pass out that grant money and moved slower than my grandmother without her walker with a broken hip, I'm going to offer up that there is a possibility that it is not a non-compliance notice, but a notice like my mother got. (I can't believe I sort of am giving them some leeway on this; I need to go and take a shower and say some Hail Marys or something.)
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:17 PM
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God bless all you good folks that have to deal with this. Dealing with the insurance and mortgage company was bad enough.
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