FEMA Manufactured Housing Occupants Finding Permanent Housing SolutionsMore than two years after the August 2016 floods, Manufactured Housing Units continue to serve as a temporary housing resource for eligible survivors. More than 4,200 households, about 90 percent of those who received FEMA-provided mobile homes, have recovered and returned home or found other permanent housing.
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HUD’s The FEMA Mobile Housing Unit program for the August 2016 floods is extended to August 15, 2018. All eligible MHU occupants will pay $50 in rent for the month of June. Unless an eligible MHU occupant has been verified as a low income household, FEMA will charge incremental rent increases established by HUD in July. Beginning in July, MHU occupants will pay 50% of the Fair Market Rent. August rent will increase to 100% of the FMR.
BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA is providing about 984 survivors of the August 2016 flood with another extension to give them additional time to remain in agency-provided housing as they complete the final steps of their recovery.Earlier this year, at the request of the state, the deadline was extended from Feb.14 to May 15. This second extension of the temporary program may allow eligible occupants to complete their housing plan up until August 15.
Mobile home units remain a temporary housing resource for eligible survivors impacted by the August 2016 floods. Survivors continue to make strides in recovery with less than 1,000 households in housing units almost two years after the disaster. At the state’s request, FEMA provided MHUs as a last resort to some survivors who were unable to find temporary housing.Move Outs
Flood maps, known officially as Flood Insurance Rate Maps, show areas of high- and moderate- to low-flood risk. They are shown as a series of zones.Communities use the maps to set minimum building requirements for coastal areas and floodplains; lenders use them to determine flood insurance requirements.
BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA Volunteer Agency Liaisons continue to help in Louisiana 2016 flood recovery by connecting survivors with generous nonprofits.Sherri Gill is a life-long Denham Springs resident and like many Baton Rouge-area residents, her home had never flooded.Not until August 2016 when rising water forced Gill and her family to evacuate to her brother’s home. For an extended period of time 27 people, 13 dogs and two cats lived in a three bedroom, two bath house.
BATON ROUGE, La.—At the request of the state, FEMA is providing about 1,100 survivors of the August 2016 flood with additional time to remain in agency-provided housing as they complete the final steps of their recovery.The extension of the temporary program may allow occupants to complete their housing plan up until May 15. Also in agreement with the state, occupants are charged $50 per month in rent, far below fair market rates that run as high as $1,000 per month for comparable properties.
Manufactured Housing Units provided by FEMA to some Louisiana flood survivors were never intended to be a permanent housing solution. The initial 18-month housing program ended February 2018, but was extended until May 15, 2018 at the governor’s request.As of Feb. 21, there were 1,230 households remaining in MHUs. By the time the MHU program ends, most occupants will have found permanent housing.FEMA may offer a limited number of eligible occupants the opportunity to purchase the MHU they occupy. Conditions apply.