• 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.

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  • Louisiana Disaster Victims identify SBA formula to calculate the ability to repay impossible to reach
    Murray Wennerlund

    When Louisiana disaster victims look for help from FEMA they expect to be treated fairly and equally. But when FEMA told thousands of disaster victims they had to apply for SBA loans it was at that point homeowners became victims of federal departments

    MUR
  • Louisiana Retirees are taking the fight in front of the Restore Task Force with proof the system is flawed.
    Murray Wennerlund

    Hundreds of Louisiana families are fighting our states Office of Community Development over the Duplication of Benefits determination policy that our state currently has in place.

    MUR
  • Louisiana Homeowners Assistance Program Task Force are shown the SBA Loan Process Flow
    Murray Wennerlund

    To be declined a loan from the SBA you have to fail the pre-screening or not own a home basically. Once you score any any one point you are approved for an SBA Loan. You only have limited options to Withdraw and once you sign your closing you are approved

    SBA Loans
  • The SBA Offers 61 reasons to say No to a loan. The State of Louisiana knows only one word and that is DENIED.
    Murray Wennerlund

    Contractors hired to train CDBG-DR state employees for HUD are not aware of SBA policy which allows misinformation to spread. The worse enemy of a disaster victim is a poorly trained Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit.

    MUR
  • What are you going to ask your HUD CDBG-DR State OCD-DRU Homeowners Assistance Task Force members today?
    Murray Wennerlund

    You could start with a simple request like, How can I contact you with a proposal or issue that may effect hundreds of people. It appears our states DOA office feels that the contact information for Governor Appointed Members of the Task Force Hands Off!

    OCD-DRU
  • Restore Louisiana Homeowners Assistance Program Task Force members have access to HUD approved DOB policy.
    Murray Wennerlund

    Louisiana homeowners have asked the director of Restore Homeowners Assistance one simple question. What is our states DOB policy and why is a SBA Loan counted against me when I didn't take the money and I have a letter from SBA that reads Loan Canceled?

    MUR
  • Louisiana Homeowners Assistance Program Task Force will be asked to agree to policy, law, and word definition
    Murray Wennerlund

    Just one day from the July 13, 2018 Louisiana Homeowners Assistance Task Force meeting and a new wave of waivers and vote request comes 5 talking points that will be verbally presented to the Louisiana Homeowners Assistance Task Force House Committee Rm 5

    MUR
  • State of Louisiana OCD-DRU CDBG-DR Grantee Manual 3.7 - Section 4.0 Duplication of Benefits
    Murray W.

    The State of Louisiana Office of Community Development - Disaster Recovery Unit that handles HUD CDBG-DR as the Grantee has most of their current 2016 information online. It is your responsibility to be sure you have the most current version of the manual

    OCD-DRU
  • SBA Disaster Loan Program may be your path to financial bankruptcy 6.5. THE FIXED DEBT METHOD FDM
    Murray Wennerlund

    After a disaster money becomes the top priority. We have lived as a nation of people that believe money spent will be money earned at a future date. The SBA believes that as well, they actually calculate your future pay raises when offering disaster loans

    SBA Loans
  • SBA Loan Declined by not signing and returning your SBA Loan Closing Documents households debt issues
    Writers Pool

    Public Information Request DECLINED SBA Loan by not signing and returning Loan Application via US Postal Mail to the SBA. If you did this please contact us with your completed Income to Expense spreadsheet we offer linked in the resources section.

    SBA Loans

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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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