FEMA is here to help and may save your day in the early days but be careful for your long term recovery.
FEMA is here to help you in the short term recovery processes quickly after a declared disaster. They do not have the knowledge to advise you for your long term recovery other than giving you a simple damage estimate and offering you up to SBA for loans.

FEMA Individual and Households Program IHP Grants explained Part 1 of 2

By Murray Wennerlund published 9-18-2018 updated 9-22-2018
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FEMA may have awarded you up to 30,000 in Individual and Households grants called IHP and they may have listed that this grant is for Home Repairs. Your letter will say home repairs and you might think everything in your home is repairable, right?

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What is FEMA Public Assistance (PA) and what is a PA Category?

By Contributor published 9-7-2020
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What do you need to follow when your disaster area is setup with federal taxpayer dollars for Public Assistance? You need to watch what is on your governments agenda for spending to make sure the PA funds go to more services for the citizens.

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Road Traveled How to work the National Flood Insurance Program to REDUCE Homeowner Recovery DEBT.

By Murray Wennerlund published 5-9-2019 updated 1-15-2022
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This is a series of posts that Ill be sharing designed to maximize your recovery by careful planning and knowing what to do and when to do it.

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Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Program from FEMA

By Murray Wennerlund published 9-7-2021
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FEMA on Sept. 2, 2021 has activated the Transitional Sheltering Assistance TSA program that will provide temporary housing for those who have been displaced by Hurricane Ida. This program only pays for the Room and the Taxes on the room and nothing more

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FEMA Trailer and MHU program ends 18 months after a disaster declaration date.

By Murray Wennerlund published 1-10-2022 updated 4-17-2022
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Your states governor will need to submit to FEMA an extension for the temporary shelters. The extension will come at a price which your governor may pay for out of state funds or charge the occupants based on income or a flat monthly fee typically 50.00.

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