• Through Disaster Experience
    KNOWLEDGE GAINED
  • For every path there's a road block of bureaucracy
    THE REAL DEAL
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    THE ROAD TRAVELED
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    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"

  • Task Force Public Input: Citizens Proposed SBA Disaster Federal Assistance Declined Solution
    Murray Wennerlund

    In the spirit of rebuilding, we the people of the 2016 floods, a natural disaster in the State of Louisiana, officially submit to the Restore Louisiana Task Force the following guidance and policy modifications to advance our disaster recovery efforts.

    MUR
  • PL 115-123 Declined Federal Assistance protection violated by SBA Data Feed Loan Decision Field status
    Contributor

    The SBA data feed field Loan Decision does not provide remedy for public law 115-123 which allows a homeowner to decline the loan which for the SBA means the homeowner cancels the loan. The Loan Decision field of the SBA Data feed does not offer Cancelled

    SBA Loans
  • IMPORTANT FOLLOW UP for the 3800 SBA Declined issue for DR-4263 and DR-4277 Louisiana Flood Victims
    Murray Wennerlund

    Last Thursday Aug. 16, 2018 I sent the linked page as an email to all task force members. As public input allows I proposed a solution to FIX the SBA issue for those that DECLINED the SBA Disaster Loans. I need your help to deliver the message again.

    MUR
  • Louisiana Representative Edward "Ted" James, Dist 101 said it, we are echoing the call to fight hard Now!
    Contributor

    When LA Rep James asked for a few minutes before Governor Edwards entered the room to express his feelings of how our Congressional Representatives were not fighting for Louisiana Disaster Victims hard enough, we ask, will he fight for us in our state?

    MUR
  • Second from LAST CALL to SBA Declined Loan people from any disaster after the year 2014 and before 2023
    Contributor

    This morning while you are having a coffee or whatever you do in the morning I want you to send an email right after you finish reading this post. I want you to get serious about ending this SBA DOB Declined Loan issue with the state, every morning.

    SBA Loans
  • August 13, 2016 Louisiana Flood, 2 years later we are still called Flood Victims and not Flood Survivors, why?
    Contributor

    Two years after the flood we have foundations cracking due to erosion, wood buckled and warped, joists and beams bent and split. Old wood has never been perfect after it's been soaked for days and dried slowly for months.

    OCD-DRU
  • Executive Order JBE-2016-65 Task Force has to setup a method for the public to offer input
    Contributor

    According to Governor Edwards Executive Order JBE-2016-65 the Task Force has to setup a method for the public to offer input and to allow them to make policy based on such input.

    OCD-DRU
  • An estimated 3,800 Louisiana Flood Victims denied CDBG-DR Grants for simply being approved an SBA loan amount
    Contributor

    Governor Edwards is aware of Public Law 115-123 signed by congress and the president on Feb. 9, 2018 which states that individuals that declined to accept assistance from the SBA will not have the SBA approved loan amount used as a Duplication of Benefits

    SBA Loans
  • Just tell FEMA No Thanks when they refer you to the SBA Disaster Loan Program. 80 Percent AMI or lower? Say NO
    Contributor

    After a Disaster you must identify what your AMI is before you file with FEMA. This was learned from experience and from policies in place by states with declared disaster.

    FEMA
  • State of Louisiana OCD-DRU adds DOB to Flood Victims Denied SBA Loans because of Adverse Financial conditions
    Contributor

    The State office of Community Development director Patrick Forbes denies flood victims HUD CDBG-DR Funds and adds SBA Loans that the SBA has Declined because of Adverse reasons. State demands Homeowners provide SBA details of the Adverse condition.

    OCD-DRU

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    Supervisor O.

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

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    Supervisor O.

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