Manufactured Housing Units are only a temporary solution for some survivors of Louisiana’s August 2016 flood. MHU occupants must routinely demonstrate a long-term housing plan if they want FEMA to continue providing the unit.
Occupants can show long-term housing plan progress if they:
• Decide whether to repair or rebuild the pre-disaster home, find and purchase a new residence, or find and lease an available rental unit;
• Provide evidence of progress—such as invoices for repairs or a lease for a new home—or any cause for delays;
• Achieve long-term housing plan goals in a reasonable time frame;
• Fulfill requests to communicate and meet with FEMA case managers.
Case managers work with MHU occupants to:
• Ensure housing plans are realistic and achievable within their financial resources and other means;
• Monitor progress towards reaching survivors’ goals;
• Advocate for the survivor.
The MHU program ends next February.
• FEMA may charge occupants a fair market value rent if they remain in the unit after the deadline.
FEMA may revoke an occupant’s MHU eligibility before the February deadline if they do not:
• Demonstrate a long-term housing plan;
• Violate any part of the license agreement;
• Do not cooperate with FEMA during any scheduled meetings.
MHU occupants should call their caseworker or the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 if they have questions or are ready to move out. Those who use TTY should call 800-462-7585. Survivors who use 711 or Video Relay Service should call 800-621-3362.