• Through Disaster Experience
    KNOWLEDGE GAINED
  • For every path there's a road block of bureaucracy
    THE REAL DEAL
  • Our paths although different still meet at the waters edge.
    THE ROAD TRAVELED
  • Victims of Disasters see difficulties from ground level.
    A DIFFERENT VIEW

We are sharing with you our experiences with the federal disaster assistance agencies. We'll guide you the best we can. We'll attempt to update our guidance promptly when homeowners report changes to federal and state programs.

As new policy is created and old policy is updated or eliminated we'll bring changes to programs to your attention.

We have several grassroots programs which can help you if you interact with them. Don't think for a moment recovery will come knocking on your door. You have to go out and make it happen.

We'll help you build your advocacy group as well as help you with becoming a positive change activist.

Some groups you might be interested in.

  • Restore LA Program Info Exchange Focus: HUD CDBG-DR Grants, State Grantees, SBA DOB related to HUD Grants. Focus on HUD Recovery Grants and local state policies.
    (Private Facebook.Com Group in Louisiana all are welcome.)
  • Stop FEMA Now Focus: FEMA Recovery efforts, SBA Disaster Loans, Long term recovery focus on Super storm Sandy Victims. (Public Facebook.Com Group based out of New Jersey.)
  • SBA Disaster Recovery Loans Learn who should not apply. Learn what the SBA will do to approve you. Learn about low income homeowners without credit being offered loans by using their homes as collateral. Learn the truth about the SBA lending practices and how some homeowners would never be able to repay the loan.
    (National group focused on SBA Disaster Loans and what the true costs are.)
  • Homeowner - Contractor Focus: Helping Homeowners self contract and manage their own hiring and firing of workers to get the job of recovery completed. We share our experiences and share our processes.
    (Public Facebook.Com Group for homeowners managing their construction projects)
  • Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) Focus: Disaster Feedback in relationship to Congressional Representatives actions for better recovery processes. This is a mix of federal policy with homeowners feedback related to federal disaster recovery policy.

Proposed / Needed Groups:

  • State of XX HUD CDGB-DR Grantee: We need individuals that have time to administrate and moderate local groups focused on your state agencies that distribute HUD CDBG-DR grants. We will assist you with your setup and help you keep up with HUD policy as well as forecast what move your state will make within the program. We'll teach you how to be your states "Watchdog" to reduce government waste and to help guard against fraud against the American Taxpayers.
    (Groups by state for HUD CDBG-DR Grant award assistance. Groups need to form before FEMA - SBA applicants are started.

  • Restore Louisiana Action Plan 12 may suggest budget mismanagement improprieties toward SBA recipients.
    Writers Pool

    HUD Guidance published June 2019 suggests state grantees may not have budgeted according HUD National Objectives. State agendas not serving the Low- to Moderate-income (LMI) communities may have limited funding to SBA DOB victims in higher income classes.

  • Good Credit, Good Income, SBA says you have Credit Elsewhere. So go elsewhere for your disaster loans.
    Writers Pool

    If you were aware of the fact sheet the SBA provides its disaster centers and knew that if you had credit elsewhere stamped on your forehead you could have saved yourself hundreds of thousands and Ill explain why and how to you.

  • State of Louisiana Action Plan Amendment 12 Public Comments you are welcome to use and share all fact checked
    Murray Wennerlund

    Great Floods of 2016 Grantee Louisiana OCD-DRU Action Plan Amendment 12 is open for public comments. Public Comment Period: July 24th, 2019 until 5 p.m. August 6th, 2019 please find comment suggestions and comments you may use on issues impacting us all

  • 2016 Flood victims waiting nearly 3 years could see their grants terminated by next Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
    Murray Wennerlund

    State of Louisiana OCD-DRU announces via Email, Phone call and Postal Mail to homeowners that their grants will be rescinded if they do not close on the grant award by July 31, 2019.

  • Executive Branch agency HUD forces Louisiana Gov. to assist low income households, plans released in APA 12.
    Murray Wennerlund

    State of Louisiana published Action Plan Amendment 12, the action plan required by HUD is to show proof the state will be assisting the Low to Moderate Income households as instructed by the Executive Branch Agency, Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Grantee Louisiana Grant B-16-DL-22-0001 HUD CDBG-DR Program Allocations, Obligations, and Expenditures.
    Writers Pool

    Follow the flow of American taxpayer dollars as it leaves the hands of Washington D.C. executive branch agency control for state government control and management to be used for disaster recovery programs per policy and procedure of HUD CDBG-DR programs.

  • Communicating with State workers and their Sub-Contractors.
    Writers Pool

    Our CTA refused to provide us with information to allow us to move forward in the program. I knew what we needed he refused to answer. We reported him to the state from the director to the Governor and nothing was done about it.

  • Public Law 115-123 signed into law Feb 9, 2018 helped 230 Louisiana Disaster Victims this week!
    Murray Wennerlund

    Senate Bill 2226 sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio and co-sponsored by Senator John Kennedy, Senator Bill Nelson, Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz has directly effected the lives of 230 Louisiana families in a good way! Declined SBA Loan DOB Fix.

  • Duplication of Benefits SBA Loans under Stafford Act for CDBG-DR. FR-6169-N-02
    Murray Wennerlund

    Applicability of Updates to Duplication of Benefits Requirements Under the Stafford Act for Community Development Block Grant CDBG Disaster Recovery Grantees

  • Updates to Duplication of Benefits Requirements Under the Stafford Act for CDBG-DR FR-6169-N-O1
    Murray Wennerlund

    NOTE: Highlighted and linked text is to provide additional resources and to bring your attention to select sections that we have covered in previous months here at Truck And Tools .Com. This is HUDs clarification of Public Laws 115-123 and 115-254.

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