What to expect when you register with FEMA after your disaster from a homeowners point of view.Murray Wennerlund
FEMA has some great media information, but like all glossy handouts, its missing the actual end user experiences and feedback. We never find customer complaints and it's always missing information they just seem to not share with disaster victims.
HUD CDBG-DR Grants are designed for Low to Moderate Income families are you qualified?Murray Wennerlund
After a declared disaster FEMA is first to offer GRANTS then second is HUD CDBG-DR GRANTS you need to know your AMI percentage to be able to plan. If your AMI is below the value listed on this page for your area then DO NOT sign an SBA LOAN.
FEMA Individual and Households Program IHP Grants explained Part 2 spending for reimbursement earnings.Murray Wennerlund
After you have read part one this is the part that ties it all together. This is from our 2016 Floods and our experience with FEMA Grants and the Duplication of Benefits issue we all face when HUD CDBG-DR grants become available.
South Carolina Identify your AMI percentage before applying with FEMA for IA or IHPMurray Wennerlund
You should know your AMI percentage to get an idea of what other grants may be available to you in the near future. The IA and IHP FEMA grants are for specific items or components of your home.
North Carolina identify your AMI percentage before taking your first step with FEMA for IA or IHP assistance.Murray Wennerlund
Our experience tells us to identify 2 factors before applying to FEMA for any type of grant award. You MUST apply to FEMA if you plan on asking or using any federal assistance or non profit groups. Applying to be issued an FEMA Disaster Account ID.
FEMA Individual and Households Program IHP Grants explained Part 1 of 2Murray Wennerlund
FEMA may have awarded you up to 30,000 in Individual and Households grants called IHP and they may have listed that this grant is for Home Repairs. Your letter will say home repairs and you might think everything in your home is repairable, right?
Appeal FEMA inspector verified loss determination. You need $8,000 in damages to qualify for HUD CBDG-DR GrantMurray Wennerlund
Appeal FEMA using these two sample pages and documents to write your appeal to FEMA and your states CDBG-DR for those that have not been allowed into the program because of the FVL FEMA Verified Loss being below 8,000 or 12" of water.
5 weeks into recovery Sept. 28, 2016 LOUISIANA TASK FORCE Ms. Suzie Elkins tells the True SBA story to membersWriters Pool
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Executive Order JBE-2016-65 Issues with Public Input to Louisiana Task ForceContributor
When more than one request for information regarding rules and policy of boards and commissions went unanswered, we were forced to bring into question if the Louisiana Task Force was breaking Public Input policy as shown in JBE-2016-65.
FEMA-4377-DR Texas Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster DeclarationContributor
Disaster declaration for the State of Texas DR-4377, dated July 6, 2018. Amended to include the following area Jim Wells County for Individual Assistance. Review your FEMA to SBA referral very carefully and before you apply to the SBA know what to expect.