• 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"

  • Restore Homeowners Assistance Program Discussion request: Approved SBA Loans declined by homeowners.
    Contributor

    The Restore.LA.Gov/FAQ regarding SBA Loans that were declined is not 100 accurate so I had sent an email to the listed director of Homeowner Assistance Programs Jeff Haley. He forwarded my request to discuss the issue to an outreach communications person

    Fact Check
  • How do I submit my presidential declared disaster experience story?
    Supervisor Online

    Its time to start writing your story to share with others. Experiences are often the best form of help you can give someone in a disaster zone. Coming from the victims and survivors of declared disasters means more to others than you might think.

    Example Cases
  • LA State is setting construction prices, what happens when market prices rise above Xactimate Economy prices?
    Writers Pool

    For any Scope of Work that has not been issued, OCD-DRU may reflect updated prices based on yearly review of Xactimate prices.

    OCD-DRU
  • Restore.LA.Gov Solution 3 Reimbursement is determined by the pricing guide published in the Homeowners Manual.
    Writers Pool

    Solution 3 Reimbursement is NOT determined by the number of receipts you have and turn in. According to infoRestore-LA.Org using the State of Louisiana email server mailppa1.swe.la.gov the program reimburses based on the pricing guide for construction.

    OCD-DRU
  • Why does Restore.LA.Gov count NFIP ICC as a Duplication of Benefits when they don't overlap other services?
    Supervisor

    When we compare grants and insurance money we often find the State of Louisiana Office of Community Development making up rules as they go. Lets take the NFIP ICC, Increased Cost of Compliance which means the additional cost to follow Codes and Rules.

    OCD-DRU
  • Collecting homeowner expense to income percentages pre and post one year after the floods.
    Supervisor

    I will be presenting to the Task Force the increased or decreased costs to homeowners after the disaster. I am looking to identify any possible remaining options to assist homeowners with unmet needs based on the increased cost of living.

    MUR
  • Action Plan Amendment No. 3 Community Development Block Grant Funds in response to the Great Floods of 2016
    Contributor

    Action Plan Amendment No. 1 for the utilization of Community Development Block Grant Funds CDBG in response to the Great Flood of 2016 Public Comment Period: August 11 to 24, 2017

    OCD-DRU
  • Action Plan Amendment No. 2 Community Development Block Grant Funds in response to the Great Floods of 2016
    Contributor

    Action Plan Amendment No. 1 for the utilization of Community Development Block Grant Funds CDBG in response to the Great Flood of 2016 Public Comment Period: June 7 to 20, 2017.

    OCD-DRU
  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Restore Louisiana Task Force Friday, July 13, 2018 9:30 am House Committee Room 5
    Writers Pool

    Who is planning on going? Who would like to take part in the Public Comment period which is open for 50 minutes at the end of the meeting? Who needs a ride to the State Capital? Lets get our trip organized soon!

    OCD-DRU
  • Louisiana Appendix 1 Public Comments Action Plan 1 master action plan for recovery from Great Floods 2016
    Contributor

    This Action Plan was posted for public comment on February 1, 2017. The plan was posted online in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Public notices were published in eight newspapers, including The Advocate, the states journal of record, a press release.

    OCD-DRU

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