• 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"

  • Appeal FEMA inspector verified loss determination. You need $8,000 in damages to qualify for HUD CBDG-DR Grant
    Murray 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.

    FEMA
  • 5 weeks into recovery Sept. 28, 2016 LOUISIANA TASK FORCE Ms. Suzie Elkins tells the True SBA story to members
    Writers Pool

    When you depend on government to share information that is vital for your disaster recovery planning be sure to start listening to your intelligent, knowledgeable, honest, trustworthy, caring local government officials like [ENTER MYSTICAL NAME HERE]

    Fact Check
  • Executive Order JBE-2016-65 Issues with Public Input to Louisiana Task Force
    Contributor

    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.

    Fact Check
  • FEMA-4377-DR Texas Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
    Contributor

    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.

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

    Disaster declaration State of California amended to include the following area among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the disaster DR-4382 Lake County for Individual Assistance. Learn what is important from a homeowners opinion.

    FEMA
  • FEMA-4332-DR Texas Hurricane Harvey Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration August 25, 2017
    Contributor

    Disaster declaration for the State of Texas DR-4332, dated August, 2017. We have been helping many of you regarding your FEMA to SBA loan assistance. We know what you are facing and have been fighting nearly the same battle to correct the SBA issue

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

    This Labor Day weekend when you have time I would like for you to think back to the visit you made with FEMA and the SBA processing center. I want to hear from all disaster states, all people told by FEMA to apply to the SBA. Share your SBA Loan story.

    SBA Loans
  • Do I have to apply for a SBA loan in order to be eligible for other Federal assistance?
    Contributor

    Yes, for certain types of FEMA assistance like ONA a very rare grant to receive. No, for CDBG-DR assistance, but be very careful of your state CDBG-DR manager, they could be a Wolf in sheep's clothing. Check your AMI, if below 80 DO NOT APPLY TO THE SBA!

    Fact Check
  • Denied HUD CDBG-DR Grants and Reimbursement for reconstruction of your home below HUD elevation requirements?
    Murray Wennerlund

    What you need to know today to fight HUD CDBG-DR elevation rulings before Nov. 21 2016 if you elevated BFE plus one foot. What city planners need to know for future elevation and permitting requirements to meet HUD CDBG-DR guidelines and policy.

    CDBG-DR
  • Word has it Louisiana Flood Victims are not interested in rebuilding based on a 13% program dropout rate.
    Contributor

    When you first applied to the Louisiana Restore Homeowners Program you may have thought this would be easy, you flooded, you do not have enough money to rebuild. HUD offered $1.33 to share with homeowners, then the OCD-DRU stepped in and took it all away.

    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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