By Murray Wennerlund published 9-7-2021 updated 1-15-2022
Louisiana Hurricane Ida
Incident Period: Aug 26, 2021 and continuing.
Declaration Date: Aug 29, 2021
The following numbers change often, as of 9-7-2021 these are what is posted at the FEMA Louisiana Hurricane Ida DR-4611 page.
From this day forward you should have your cost of housing by percentage documented, your income tax filings to provide the information to calculate your Annual Median Income (AMI) if you are below 80% AMI or do not have an income high enough to have less than 30% of your total household income paying for housing costs (prior to disaster).
If you are between 80% and 100% AMI you should be careful to draw only the funds needed to rebuild. Do not use SBA or other lenders to make temporary repairs, these type of repairs will not qualify for any reimbursements. Temporary repairs will be funded by FEMA IA IHP grants but will be used as a duplication to other benefits if not used for temporary repairs to your home.
Flood Ready Workforce Development Program funded by 2016 flood grants pays for heavy equipment training.
Its not clear if you have to pay up front, complete the training then request reimbursement from the OCD-DRU who is using Homeowner grant funds to pay for the future of their coastal project labor pool. In any case, 2,000 isnt much for employment.
by Murray Wennerlund published 5-19-2022 13 seconds read
Prohibition on disaster assistance for households above 120 percent AMI for failure to obtain flood insurance
If you are living in a SFHA otherwise known as the 100 year flood zone and are earning more than 120 percent AMI you should be able to afford your flood insurance no matter if you are required to purchase flood insurance or not.
by Murray Wennerlund published 5-18-2022 13 seconds read
Restore Louisiana Mobile Home MHU Replacement Policy published 7-17-2019
Louisiana has fought over the replacement costs for mobile homes for years. Reimbursement for the total amount has always been the goal but the state of Louisiana OCD-DRU has done everything to not give enough to replace MHUs for safe housing.
by Murray Wennerlund published 5-17-2022 12 seconds read
Monitoring state level disaster recovery programs
Citizens are being fleeced each and every disaster of tax dollars allocated to assist in their recovery after a declared disaster. States that go unchecked little or no program oversight cost us millions.
by Murray Wennerlund published 1-15-2022 10 seconds read
Disaster Assistance by Louisiana Governors Get a Game Plan using Communications Obscurity to limit assistance
How Louisiana makes its "Get a Game Plan" nearly impossible for the people living in the state to understand where to get disaster recovery assistance. With every new storm, new websites are created and now they are creating compartmental websites.
by Murray Wennerlund published 10-4-2021 updated 1-15-2022 4 min. 10 seconds read
LA, FL, TX, PR, NC are receiving billions in US taxpayer dollars to mitigate against future flood disasters. We are looking to help your county or parish find the best clearing and dredging people. Contact us about your experience.
Louisiana Hurricane Ida Supplies from Points of Distribution (PODS) POD Status Log - WebEOC 9.1
The Louisiana Governors Office of Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness GOSHEP publishes daily a list of all Points of Distribution operating in the state. This list seems to be updated every morning and is linked win this article.
by Murray Wennerlund published 9-10-2021 1 min. 1 seconds read
Louisiana Hurricane Ida 4611-DR-LA
Louisiana Hurricane Ida FEMA 4611-DR-LA , DR-4611 links, research and resources.
by Murray Wennerlund published 9-7-2021 updated 1-15-2022 1 min. 11 seconds read
We are looking for Skilled Trade Contractors for remodeling, repair, reconstruction and new construction of residential homes. You must be willing to work at 20% overhead / commission. Contact us today!.
Rental assistance available for those in hardship due to COVID-19
All state and U.S. Territories have a point of contact for rental assistance and housing assistance. These services have been in place for years and have been used by thousands for housing concerns.
by Murray Wennerlund published 8-22-2021 updated 12-31-2021 2 min. 41 seconds read
SNAP FORM 38 Statement Regarding Food Lost in a Household Misfortune
Did you lose all the food in your refrigerator because of the storm that cause you to lose power for more than 24 hours? Were you told that you do not qualify for SNAP replacement by the state or by anyone else? Lets get your paperwork filed today, now.
by Murray Wennerlund published 2-19-2021 updated 1-15-2022 4 min. 0 seconds read
You make it your concern to help others by providing much needed information. You take all disaster recovery issues facing homeowners today and make them your Matters Under Review. If this sounds like you, visit Matters Under Review (MUR) for more information.
601-Identity Validation Required for your Unemployment Claim by the state of Louisiana Work Force Commission
In an effort to prevent fraudulent claims, the state is requesting from many unemployed due to the pandemic and other reasons additional proof of identity. Requiring a Selfie holding your drivers license and social security card.
by Contributor published 1-14-2021 updated 1-15-2022 3 min. 35 seconds read
Frequently Asked Question
Does the Restore Louisiana OCD-DRU HUD Grant program offer a Scheduled Draw payment?
Frequently Asked Question
What does disaster Unmet needs mean?