Dean Mon Visits Puerto Rico Home Builders

Filed in Disaster Response by on November 10, 2017 1 Comment

Dean Mon (left) poses with HBA of Greater New Orleans HBA EO Jon Luther.

Third Vice Chairman Dean Mon traveled to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico to speak with members of the Puerto Rico Builders Association on Thursday.

A New Jersey-based builder and developer, Mon shared his experiences in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy five years ago. Price gouging was rampant after the storm hit, and unlicensed contractors rushed to the state looking for work, he said.

“We tackled these hurdles, and in the past five years, we made a lot of headway in rebuilding,” Mon said. “The recovery process has been ongoing, and we are still working out issues related to the storm.”

He also emphasized that NAHB is working with HUD to expedite the recovery. The federation’s leadership has been meeting with agency officials to discuss Housing Assistant Payments and closing FHA-insured single-family loans.

“Please know that your national Federation has your back, and will support you throughout the recovery,” Mon said. “We will continue to bring your concerns to federal officials to ensure the rebuilding process is as easy and smooth as possible.”

Joining Dean in Puerto Rico was Jon Luther, EO of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans, who talked about lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina reconstruction efforts.

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  1. F. Bruce Walker says:

    Dean and Jon would provide great representation for NAHB. And their experience would be beneficial for many!

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