Katrina Victims May Have to Repay Money

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posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 03:10 PM
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By JOHN MORENO GONZALES
Associated Press Writer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Imagine that your home was reduced to mold-covered wood framing by Hurricane Katrina. Desperate for money to rebuild, you engage in a frustrating bureaucratic process, and after months of living in a government provided-trailer that gives off formaldehyde fumes you finally win a federal grant.

Then a collector announces that you have to pay back thousands of dollars.

Thousands of Katrina victims may be in the same boat.

A private contractor under investigation for the compensation it received to run the Road Home grant program for Katrina victims says that in the rush to deliver aid to homeowners in need some people got too much. Now it wants to hire a separate company to collect millions in grant overpayments.


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Talk about insult to injury! First their pathetic response time to the disaster, and now they want them to pay for their mistakes. Talk about having brass b-lls!


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posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 04:52 PM
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Oooo this gonna get people so riled up.

There was a LOT of complaining that people who got the money-relief were spending it on food and cigarettes etc. (which is true...)

Now they're saying they gave them too much money and they want it back?
That money is Loooong gone.



posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 11:53 PM
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Well you kinda cant go give someone money and then months/years (sorry Im not too sure how long its been) later you go and ask for it all back. I dont know how much they would get bak any how lol.

-fm



posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 11:59 PM
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Originally posted by funky monk
Well you kinda cant go give someone money and then months/years (sorry Im not too sure how long its been) later you go and ask for it all back. I dont know how much they would get bak any how lol.

-fm



Governments do it all the time...we have been hit with a "tax decrepincy"
an error where they insist they gave you too much money and you have soo much time to pay it back and they will garnish your wages..



posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 01:31 AM
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Strange... Road Home IS YET TO PAY 30%+ of the people who qualified for a recovery grant from the 11, 000, 000, 000:


One-third of qualified applicants for Road Home help had yet to receive any rebuilding check as of this past week. The program, which has come to symbolize the lurching Katrina recovery effort, is financed by $11 billion in federal funds.


My suggestion:

Those who have yet to be paid get debt collectors licences and start letters of demand to the Road Home offices.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 10:36 PM
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This is crazy man... the next season begin real soon and its suposed to be crazy!



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 10:47 PM
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As I have said before and will continue to say in the future, The system and the people in it are in desperate need of money and will continue to do everything possible to milk the pockets of the american people on a daily basis until the end finally comes



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 11:01 PM
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I don't think they should have gotten money in the first place, and this is coming from a proud socialist lol

I'm all for bringing up the quality of living for everyone, except for those who make blatantly stupid decisions, like living somewhere below sea level with next to no protection from flooding. People living in New Orleans are just a sliver less stupid than people living in "tornado ally".

Hey, if you want to live somewhere that gets levelled by tornadoes or swept away by the ocean regularly, that's fine, live where ever you want, but don't expect everyone else to chip in to buy you a new home when it's gone. That's what insurance is for, which I'm sure is twice as expensive in places like that, but that's the cost of living there and no one is making them stay.

That's like looking for sympathy when you live in a place called "Rapesville" and you get gang raped on the way to the bus stop. Maybe I'm being cold, but I have no sympathy for them.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 11:13 PM
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harsh wording kinda...

but i agree none the less



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 11:22 PM
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Hahaha yeah maybe a little, but it's true! I can still remember CNN and everyone else reporting from down there and they'd ask people in the shelters if they had insurance and they'd answer no, choking back tears... I mean I feel bad for them, life is hard when you're a complete moron and everything.

I just can't fathom how you can live in a place where you expect some terrible disaster to befall you at any moment, you do nothing to prepare and then you expect other people to come to your financial aid.



posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 12:43 AM
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Oh, so if you live near Yellowstone ( That means in the United States ) you deserve to die if it blows? Give me a break.. Get real



posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 12:45 AM
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Originally posted by NewWorldOver
Oooo this gonna get people so riled up.

There was a LOT of complaining that people who got the money-relief were spending it on food and cigarettes etc. (which is true...)

Now they're saying they gave them too much money and they want it back?
That money is Loooong gone.


Maybe the government can repo their tattoos and breast implants.





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