• 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"

  • How the Federal SBA Loan program for Homeowners places more debt and puts at risk recovery efforts.
    Contributor

    The SBA Loan Program will harm every American Household after a declared disaster for one simple fact. The Federal SBA Loan Program does not take into consideration any current income to expense ratio for the victims of the disaster.

    SBA Loans
  • 3800 homeowners refused HUD assistance by the State of Louisiana Office of Community Development
    Supervisor

    Louisiana Homeowners are saying "This Bayou Stinks of Swamp Politics". When you mention anything about the SBA Loan that 3,800 Louisiana Homeowners Declined. All we hear is State Reps, agencies and the governor muttering swamp talk politics.

    Fact Check
  • H.R.1892 Bipartisan Budget Act DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Community Planning And Development
    Contributor

    We are not lawyers but we do know when something just doesn't set well with the masses. 3,800 Louisiana flood victims have been refused HUD Grants under the guidance of Governor John Bel Edwards and the state of Louisiana Office of Community Development.

    CDBG-DR
  • Dear SBA we would like to lower our disaster loan amount, we can not afford your proposed monthly payment.
    Contributor

    Dear. 2016 Louisiana Flood Victim, we have received your request to decrease your loan amount from 125,000 to 25,000. Your payment amount is reduced from 440.00 to 437.00. Your payment terms have been changed from 30 years to 5 years.

    SBA Loans
  • File a Complaint Against a Federal or State Government Agency Louisiana, Texas, Puerto Rico, Indiana, Florida
    Supervisor

    When you find errors and omissions you should report them. When you find state workers and directors of agencies making statements which they then in turn ignore or abuse their power you should report them.

    OCD-DRU
  • Restore Louisiana Task Force Meeting July 13th 2018 State Capitol, House Committee Room 5, Baton Rouge
    Supervisor

    State Capitol, House Committee Room 5, 900 N. Third St. Baton Rouge LA 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 PM Friday, July 13. Be sure to be on time, or at least between 9:30 and 10:00. Most meetings are fast, last one ended about 10:30 only one public comment presented.

    OCD-DRU
  • Louisiana OCD-DRU Declined SBA Award Policy
    Supervisor

    The Declined SBA Award Policy is published on Page 52 of the Homeowners Assistance Manual version 3.1. This has been confirmed with DOA as being what Restore.LA.Gov uses to determine if a homeowner will be penalized for not accepting the SBA loan offered.

    OCD-DRU
  • Restore Pipeline Reports #46 June 16 to 22 2018
    Writers Pool

    Restore Pipeline Reports 46 June 16 to 22 2018

    OCD-DRU
  • 80 percent AMI LMI SBA Loan Declined households being told to find their own resources for disaster recovery.
    Contributor

    FACT CHECK: Q: I applied and was told that I was eligible for an SBA loan. How will this affect the grant award that I can receive through the Restore Louisiana Program?

    Fact Check
  • What it means to be Low and Moderate income families in declared disaster zones in the USA and Territories.
    Contributor

    More specifically, what does it mean to rebuild with next to nothing leaving you dependent on federal and state agencies that seem not to understand the urgency of the matter.

    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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