Monday, December 16, 2013

Department of Housing and Community Development Wants Somerset County To Fight For Funds Already Given Them

Somerset County residents still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy and waiting for their homes to be replaced, how does it make you feel that the Department of Housing and Community Development now wants to make you fight for the money that has already been earmarked for your help?

Senator Mikulski got 20 Million in funds to help Maryland Residents with HUD regulations specifically earmarking 80% of that money be spent to help Somerset residents. DHCD now wants to let any County in Maryland apply for that 80% that is supposed to help you. They are making Somerset basically enter a competition  for money that's already yours.

8 comments:

John W Dize said...

I don't think anyone would be surprised. No one has seen any of the first 8.6, it’s a year past. I think they were hoping anyone who needed it would disappear and then could get it back. NY/NJ didn’t have to wait, why did Somerset & Crisfield. Politics.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they are smart enough to know that Somerset doesn't need 20 million dollars. This is another example of Mikulski buying votes with taxpayer money, that's all it is.

Anonymous said...

10:12 you must live in never-never land--or perhaps you have not been a part of the volunteer effort helping others recover from the devastation suffered from Sandy. Somerset needs help and should not have to compete for what was earmarked for their recovery.

Anonymous said...

People should quit depending on handouts

Anonymous said...

Thats why some officials in town are nervous.They are auditing us little people for our piddly FEMA checks well where is the audit for the MAyor????

Anonymous said...

But 20 mil is excessive.. ....we all know that the Mennonites have been here volunteering for months.....materials are largely donated... .fix some of these God forsaken roads...... Tear down the condemed bldgs...... But 20 mil??? It will end up in someone's pocket......

Anonymous said...

The county had no problem going from home to home assessing damage in order to get the numbers to get the funding but now those people are told they don't qualify. I agree, it will probably end up in someone's pocket. I thought the funding was to help people that had damage.

Anonymous said...

If I were associated with the Housing Authority,Public Works or the City in any capacity,I would be really worried and perhaps would even call a lawyer.FEDERAL FRAUD INVESTIGATION!