August 25, 2016
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Louisiana, FEMA Provide Manufactured Housing Units to Some Survivors
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and FEMA are making manufactured housing units (MHUs) available to some survivors displaced by the recent severe storms and floods.
- You may be able to live temporarily in an MHU if you’re eligible for FEMA help, but are unable to utilize rental assistance due to a lack of places to rent in your area.
- The models are different from housing units used following other Louisiana federal disaster declarations.
- All units are constructed in accordance to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and FEMA standards.
- Units range from one to three bedrooms to suit your family’s size.
- Eligible survivors who have access and functional needs will receive accommodating units to include modifications like ramps or platform steps.
- If you’re eligible to receive an MHU, you and your family may be able to place a unit on your property or a commercial park.
- FEMA may provide you a unit for up to 18 months. However, it’s important to show a continued housing need and progress toward a permanent housing plan in order to continue living in a unit.
- FEMA can only consider helping you with a place to stay after you apply for federal disaster assistance. You can apply two ways:
- Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov.
- If you cannot access the website call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use TTY, call 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362.
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