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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.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards embraces SBA Disaster Loans for Homeowners victims of Tropical Storm BarryMurray Wennerlund
If it wasnt bad enough suffering the SBA DOB issue related to the floods in 2016 and 2017 here in Louisiana. Now, new parishes are being told to apply for the SBA loans by the Governor as published by WAFB Channel 9 Gray Television CBS affiliate.
Tell your State Government to keep their hands off your CDBG-DR Grants, they have CDBG-MIT grants for modelingMurray Wennerlund
HUD offers Community Development Block Grant mitigation CDBG-MIT to states but are your states managing the CDBG-MIT as they manage CDBG-DR Grants?
Forced Mortgage Payoff bureaucracy created by state government increases disaster victim homelessness.Murray Wennerlund
HUD Guidance June 14, 2019: "Funds are not available to an applicant if the applicant does not have legal control of the funds when they are received." Efforts to prevent homelessness by HUD may be sabotaged by states added bureaucracy to recovery funds..
SBA DOB refund checks not in jeopardy says Governor Edwards to public 7-13-2018. APA 12 changes that promise.Murray Wennerlund
Governor Edwards on July 13, 2018 gave a promise after giving 65 of all eligible flood victims enrolled in in the Louisiana Restore Program part of a 110 million program increase. He promised your SBA DOB loans would not be jeopardized.
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 checkedMurray 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.
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NOTE: If your state has not been setup, please view Louisiana for disaster recovery information.
- AMERICAN SAMOA
- NEW HAMPSHIRE
- NEW JERSEY
- NEW MEXICO
- NEW YORK
- NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
- NORTH CAROLINA
- NORTH DAKOTA
- PUERTO RICO
- SOUTH CAROLINA
- SOUTH DAKOTA
- VIRGIN ISLANDS
- WEST VIRGINIA