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Fact Sheet: Revocation Process for Manufactured Housing Units

Release date: 
August 10, 2017
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MHU occupants must routinely update FEMA with permanent housing plan progress and meet other criteria to remain in the unit. FEMA may revoke an MHU if an occupant violates Code of Federal Regulations eligibility requirements.                                                                                    

  • FEMA gives notice to MHU occupants who commit general conduct or program eligibility violations before revoking the unit.
  • Occupants may have opportunities to fix certain violations and remain in the unit.

Below describes the MHU revocation process:                                           

  • 15-day warning notice for occupants who commit general conduct or program eligibility violations: FEMA provides occupants a notice that describes violations they must correct within 15 days to remain in the MHU. Notices are delivered personally or through mail.
    • General conduct violations may include but are not limited to:
      • Excessive noise
      • Disturbing the peace
      • Unleashed or unattended pets
      • Damage to the MHU beyond normal wear and tear
      • Not cleaning the inside and outside of the MHU
  • Program eligibility violations may include but are not limited to:
    • Not being regularly available to meet with FEMA
    • Not progressing permanent housing plans in a reasonable timeframe
  • Occupants who commit major violations may receive less than a 15-day warning. Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Criminal activity
    • Health or safety threats
  • Notice of Revocation: After the warning, FEMA issues a notice that revokes the MHU license for occupants who did not correct violations. Notices are delivered personally or through mail and include:
    • Date they must leave the unit
    • Reasons for losing the MHU license
    • How to appeal.
  • Notice of Surrender: Lastly, occupants receive a notice to leave the MHU if they remain past the day they were supposed to vacate.

More than 3,300 households remain in MHUs. FEMA continues to support eligible occupants in their continued need for units while they work toward permanent housing. 

MHU occupants who have questions about the revocation process or other issues should call their FEMA case worker. They may also call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 or

TTY 800-462-7585 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 11:59