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Randy Chapman

I guess this means free houses for those that were not maintained before the storm. That's how CDBG money worked after Ike. Let your home fall apart? No problem if you lie about your finances; we'll give you a new one!

Mark Aaron

Randy: [ I guess this means free houses for those that were not maintained before the storm. That's how CDBG money worked after Ike.]

Do you have any evidence to support that claim? What exactly is CDBG?

==> [ Let your home fall apart? No problem if you lie about your finances; we'll give you a new one!]

That would be fraud. Did you tell the authorities about any cases of it you have seen?


These grants can be used for a wide variety of activities, including housing redevelopment, business assistance and infrastructure repair, according to the land office.

Randy Chapman

Community Development Block Grant Money. And yes, I can support that claim. Ask any employee of DSW Homes or Sullivan Homes and they will tell you that they replaced many homes that were termed "deferred maintenance"...meaning the homeowner chose not to maintain their home over the years and let it fall apart. Then comes Ike, and with it's 80MPH landfall winds. The home loses 3 or 4 shingles, the homeowner hears they can get a free home for that immense damage, and they are shepherded into the system by people wanting to spend your hard earned tax dollars. And yes, lots of fraud was committed. Homes that were vacant before Ike were replaced. The home had to be lived in during Ike to qualify. One husband and wife even divorced so that she could get the shack they live in replaced. They made too much money, so they got a quick divorce on paper so that she could get under the limit. Do they still live together? Of course they do. They never separated except on paper. Homeowners were even told to damage their homes before the folks that run the program got there to take pictures and document the "damage." So yes, Marky, lots of fraud was committed, and can be proven by utility records and the such.

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