• 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
This page and this section of the website is dedicated to sharing disaster relief experience from the victims point of view and how we navigate the federal disaster assistance agencies.
  • Restore LA Program Info Exchange (Private Facebook.Com Group, ask to join.)
  • Homeowner - Contractor (For referrals via Facebook)
  • Groups forming should have a moderator join our group to pull information to share.

Forming a group to help disaster victims? Not planning on profiting from disaster victims? Contact me to be added as a local resource in your declared disaster community. You must be very active and interact with people beyond a "Hello"

  • S. 3041, Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Record
    Supervisor

    What does the S. 3041 Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 which was once called H.R. 4460 - Disaster Recovery Reform Act do for homeowners with SBA Loans? In our opinion, nothing, but if you have news that will help we are listening.

    MUR
  • How well does your state follow the HUD Grant Amendment Process?
    Writers Pool

    When you follow the HUD Grant money trail you will run into the guidelines HUD places on Grantees which is your state government on just how to handle the Action Plan and the inevitable Amendments that follow in the wake of every declared disaster.

    MUR
  • Action Plan Amendment No. 1 Community Development Block Grant Funds in response to the Great Floods of 2016
    Contributor

    Action Plan Amendment No. 1 for the utilization of Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG) in response to the Great Flood of 2016 Public Comment Period: February 1 to 15, 2017

    OCD-DRU
  • Restore La. Program Speeds Up Progress, Aims to Help More Homeowners and Businesses
    Contributor

    At todays Restore Louisiana Task Force meeting, Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state is making significant progress in its recovery from the 2016 floods, but there is more work to be done to help homeowners and businesses recover faster.

    OCD-DRU
  • Louisiana Flood DR 4277 and 4263 the APA 8 Action Plan Amendment 8 with Public Comments are here
    Writers Pool

    You have to ask the right people to get a copy of the public documents that our Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit is required to publish to the public on the state OCD-DRU web page. Lucky for thousands we have concerned citizens

    OCD-DRU
  • Request for copies of missing Flood 2016 Contracts from OCDDRU Flood Contract page
    Writers Pool

    Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, Efficiency and Open Public Communications is much more difficult with the state of Louisiana Department of Administration than you might think. No accountability even with their methods of asking for Public Records.

    OCD-DRU
  • Quality Controls and inspections related to Estimates with missing items
    Writers Pool

    The state of Louisiana Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit creates contracts with companies to do a job for disaster victims. Its the homeowners responsibility to report any errors or omissions to the OCD no matter how small.

    OCD-DRU
  • Louisiana Waivers Alternative Requirements for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grantee
    Writers Pool

    When we follow the waivers, alternative requirements and requests our state of Louisiana OCD asks HUD and the CDBG-DR program for we start to see a trend of funneling money away from those that it actually is to assist. Follow the Money.

    MUR
  • FEMA-4277-DR August 2016 Flooding State of Louisiana Federal Register Links and References
    Writers Pool

    Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, and Efficiency in Taxpayer-Funded programs related to DR-4277 Louisiana Flooding

    Fact Check
  • Why Governor J.B. Edwards will never fully understand the issue with Duplication of Benefits SBA and HUD
    Writers Pool

    The Governor of Louisiana John Bell Edwards has consistently referred to the Duplication of Benefits issue without really understanding what his own state employees are doing about it.

    MUR

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  • FEMA-4382-DR California Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration of August 4, 2018

    Supervisor O.

    FEMA-4382-DR California Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration of August 4, 2018

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  • PUBLIC INPUT REQUEST: Thinking back when you visited FEMA and FEMA instructed you to apply to the SBA Program.

    Supervisor O.

    PUBLIC INPUT REQUEST: Thinking back when you visited FEMA and FEMA instructed you to apply to the SBA Program.

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