SALEM, Ore. – In response to the devastation caused by Sept. 2020 Oregon wildfires and straight-line winds, FEMA is currently seeking interested, qualified property management companies to participate in the Direct Lease Program to help provide temporary housing to wildfire survivors in Lane County.
Under the Direct Lease Program, FEMA may contract with property owners to lease existing residential properties, not typically available to the general public (i.e., corporate apartments, second homes, etc.) for use as temporary housing to FEMA applicants. The deadline for property owners to respond to this request is 2 p.m. PST, Feb. 12, 2021.
FEMA is principally seeking potential management companies who do the bulk of their business in Lane County, but all interested property owners are encouraged to participate. Under Direct Lease, FEMA is seeking property portfolios not typically available to the general public with properties readily available to lease to FEMA. Properties must adhere to all local, state, and federal codes/standards. Examples of eligible properties include, but are not limited to; corporate apartments, vacation rentals, and second homes (single family homes, multi-family homes, apartments, condominiums, town houses, and readily fabricated dwellings). The properties in Direct Lease are to be offered as temporary housing for FEMA applicants for a term of no less than 18 months, with the option of lease extension.
For a complete list of terms and conditions, property requirements and property identification criteria for this Direct Lease Program Request visit https://go.usa.gov/xs3ef.
Interested property management companies, please provide the following information:
- Property name, location, property owner name, and phone number;
- Number of units (a separate bathroom, kitchen, and living space) available for FEMA's exclusive use and the number of bedrooms each unit contains;
- Number of units compliant with Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards and/or features in unit(s) that provide accessibility for individuals with disabilities;
- Confirmation that the property owner is current and up to date with the property’s mortgage payments;
- Confirmation that property is readily available for applicants to move in;
- History of the building’s use (dates used as a rental, etc.), if applicable;
- Any applicable pet restrictions, such as what pets are allowed in the units and any restrictions on number of pets or size of pets, and any applicable pet deposits;
- Number of parking spaces (including accessible and van-accessible) available for each unit, if applicable;
- Rental range for property, including any associated fees;
- Utilities included in rent; and
- Number of any units fully furnished.
This request for information is not a request for quotes. Responses to this notification will be used to determine which properties meet direct lease criteria and provide the timeliest, most cost-effective means of providing direct assistance to eligible disaster survivors. FEMA wants to obtain market information or capabilities for planning purposes.
Responses to this notice for information are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. All responses must be in submitted in writing via email to DR-4562-OR-MLRP@fema.dhs.gov and received no later than 2 p.m. PST, Feb. 12, 2021. Phone calls will not be accepted or returned.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Those who use a Relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their assigned number for that service. They should be aware phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number. Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish)
Disaster survivors affected by the Oregon wildfires and straight-line winds can also get personalized mitigation advice to repair and rebuild safer and stronger from a FEMA Mitigation Specialist. For information on how to rebuild safer and stronger or to inquire as to your new flood risk following a fire near you, email FEMA-R10-MIT@fema.dhs.gov, a FEMA Hazard Mitigation specialist will respond survivor inquiries.
FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.