• Through Disaster Experience
    KNOWLEDGE GAINED
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    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"

  • DR-4277 DR-4263 Louisiana Flood Victims request review of Task Force public comment policy and other issues.
    Writers Pool

    Citizens request for assistance from HUD to review Action Plan Amendment 9 processing by the Louisiana Office of Community Development - Disaster Recovery Unit under the direction of Patrick Forbes.

    MUR
  • Risk of Bankruptcy Hundreds of Louisiana and Texas families are regretting ever applying to FEMA and SBA.
    Murray Wennerlund

    SBA continues to lower its minimum income levels. SBA during an 2018 audit by the Office of Inspector General identifies training the issue SBA offered loans to 2016 Louisiana Flood Victims that have no possible way of repaying the loan.

    SBA Loans
  • Louisiana Homeowners Assistance Task Force steps beyond bounds of all past Task Force members of any disaster
    Contributor

    Do you know how much authority your Louisiana Task Force has over your HUD CDBG-DR Disaster Relief grant funds? Quite a lot, according to the Action Plan Amendment 9 published in the Louisiana OCD-DRU website.

    Disaster Rants
  • HUD OIG report 2017 may offer a hint of a solution to the SBA Loan Declined still showing as DOB
    Murray Wennerlund

    HUD OIG published its recommendations and HUD made its comments. But still today we are seeing thousands of low income families penalized for duplication of disaster recovery benefits that they did not receive and did not want to take.

    CDBG-DR
  • FACT CHECK FEMA Fact Sheet: Why should I return the SBA disaster loan application published by FEMA
    Contributor

    Get the facts about the SBA loan before you complete the application and sign the closing documents. You may be putting your disaster recovery in financial risk and you may be putting your home at risk if you can not make the payments required.

    FEMA
  • PLEASE VOTE NO on CLOSING our HUD CDBG-DR Program before HUD's ALLOWED Time Estimated to be 1-18-2023
    Murray Wennerlund

    We ask that our Restore Louisiana Homeowners Assistance Task Force Members vote NO on ending our grant program as described by Director of OCD-DRU Patrick Forbes on 7-13-2018.

    MUR
  • I respectfully request a copy of the shared agency data feed in my name.
    Supervisor

    Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C.§ 552) and Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. § 552a) I declare, certify, verify or state, under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America, that the foregoing is true and correct.

    SBA Loans
  • Community leaders should start taking a stand against the SBA Disaster Loan Program and FEMA delivery sequence
    Murray Wennerlund

    When FEMA tells a low income family or a moderate income family to apply to the SBA FEMA is sending that family into debt burden beyond recovery. When you thought your disaster was bad, wait one year to see what applying for SBA loans will do to LMI

    SBA Loans
  • Louisiana Disaster Victims 2016 Floods are requesting Data Feed information from SBA as it may contain errors
    Murray Wennerlund

    The SBA data feed which is used by the State of Louisiana Office of Community Development to determine duplication of benefits may contain inaccurate information that is penalizing homeowners thousands of dollars and may disqualify them from HUD Grants.

    SBA Loans
  • Restore Louisiana Task Force Meeting July 13th 2018 Waivers Policy Clarification Vote Requests and Assistance
    Murray Wennerlund

    July 13th 2018 I will be reading for the Task Force 4 out of 6 proposals I have created designed to assist hundreds of Louisiana disaster victims capture more federal relief money that currently is being withheld as a duplication of benefits.

    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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