CDBG-DR Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery

HUD CDBG-DR program will be the most difficult program you attempt to navigate due to the number of process, direction, guidance and program rules you must follow.

Mortgage Relief Program for Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

Homeowner Mortgage Assistance, a U.S. Taxpayer funded program designed to assist individuals and families impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic that are at risk of mortgage loan default and have a federally secured mortgage.

by Murray Wennerlund published 1/13/2022 updated 1-14-2022 10 min. 32 seconds read

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Low Income Small Business owners with real property and unmet needs can use HUD Economic Revitalization grants

Small Businesses that own real property, are low income, filed a disaster claim with FEMA, filed an application with SBA that was denied could be eligible for HUD CDBG-DR grants managed by your state agency for Unmet Economic Revitalization Needs.

by Murray Wennerlund published 12/20/2021 updated 12-22-2021 2 min. 5 seconds read

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HUD CDBG-DR Grants funded by Public Law 117-43 from the 117 Congress

Federal Taxpayer funded disaster recovery grant funds have been allocated to major and severe disasters declared in 2020 and 2021. H.R.5305 - Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act is allocating

by Murray Wennerlund published 10/31/2021 updated 11-6-2021 3 min. 22 seconds read

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Homeowner Assistance Fund Program that applies to ALL States and US Territories.

Mortgage Assistance will be managed by the same departments as the current Rental assistance. Expect the same results, slow disbursements and eligibility requirements that may not offer any financial assistance or funding coverage.

by Murray Wennerlund published 8/9/2021 2 min. 12 seconds read

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Eligible Homeowners to receive financial assistance from state managed federally funded programs.

Financial hardship means a material reduction in income or material increase in living expenses associated with any federally declared disaster and in this article we will use the coronavirus pandemic as our current federally declared disaster.

by Murray Wennerlund published 8/9/2021 updated 8-10-2021 13 min. 22 seconds read

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HUD Area Median Income Tables

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD Area Median Income Tables

by Murray Wennerlund published 8/3/2021 2 min. 58 seconds read

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HUD CDBG-DR Base Flood Elevation (BFE), two (2) feet above the Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE)

When you work with your municipality and they say your elevation has to be Base Flood Elevation BFE they are quoting FEMA policy. FEMA offers a 25/75 cost share for elevation. Your municipality has to tell you BFE plus 2 feet to use other federal funds.

by Murray Wennerlund published 5/13/2021 updated 1-10-2022 1 min. 43 seconds read

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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 SEC. 3201. EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

I have clipped the sections of rental assistance that will match your states housing assistance agencies. Your state will have a HUD program which will process your claim. If you were unemployed for the year 2020 you will qualify in nearly all cases.

by Murray Wennerlund published 3/28/2021 updated 1-11-2022 2 min. 3 seconds read

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V.C.2. FUNDS FOR SAME PURPOSE, DIFFERENT ALLOWABLE USE. HUD Guidance June 2019 explained to benefit homeowners

When HUD published updated duplication of benefits policy most states didnt pass the information on to those that the new guidance would assist. In Louisiana the state only addressed issues it was required to address and all others simply ignored.

by Murray Wennerlund published 11/13/2020 3 min. 56 seconds read

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Landlords with non paying renters because of unemployment.

Multifamily rental units occupied by non paying renters of no fault of their own for the COVID-19 job loss they are experiencing. I am researching the option to assist landlords with mortgages based on number of units at fair market rates.

by Murray Wennerlund published 9/20/2020 1 min. 7 seconds read

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CDBG-DR Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program
CDBG-DR

CDBG-DR Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery.

HUD CDBG-DR program will be the most difficult program you attempt to navigate due to the number of process, direction, guidance and program rules you must follow.
For much of this section I will be discussion a delivery sequence change that will make recovery more time effective for disaster victims. Typically the CDBG-DR process starts one year after the declared disaster but can be granted one additional year making your recovery process with HUD 2 years from the actual disaster. 

 

  • CDBG-DR Laws, Regulations, and Federal Register Notices

  • HUD Helping Your Community Recover After Disaster Video
    This video uses illustrations to describe how HUD helps communities recover after a disaster.

  • HUD CDBG-DR Grant Calculator 
    The 100% UNOFFICIAL HUD CDBG-DR Grant calculator. Technically it's not unofficial because HUD doesn't offer any type of CDBG-DR Grant Calculator for disaster victims. So it's officially the only online CDBG-DR Grant calculator designed to be used by CDBG-DR Grant recipients.
    • If you are from any state other than Louisiana please email me a copy of your grant and send your states homeowners policy so I can add any variables your state may have added to their internal calculations. Thanks.
  • Deferment & Recapture Reduction Grant Calculator
    Also known as "Homeowners Responsibility" in Louisiana this calculator will show you ways to reduce the buy in or the recapture payment you must make to be awarded additional grant funds. 

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