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Landlords Have Until July 1 to Participate in FEMA Direct Lease Program

Release date: 
June 15, 2018
Release Number: 
139

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands –FEMA seeks landlords on St. John to join its direct lease program before the July 1 deadline. FEMA uses direct lease as a way to secure temporary lodging for residents whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged by last year’s hurricanes.

This program authorizes FEMA to pay rent directly to the landlord.

On St. Croix and St. Thomas, FEMA has a sufficient inventory of direct rentals to accommodate displaced hurricane survivors—but the situation is different on St. John where there is a shortage of rental units.

FEMA matches approved units to eligible nearby survivors who need a temporary place to live while their hurricane damaged homes are repaired or they find more permanent housing. FEMA specialists continue to work with displaced survivors to help them implement permanent housing plans.

Units eligible for direct leasing must provide complete and independent living facilities for one or more people. This includes separate living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

To participate, landlords must email FEMA-USVI-DirectLease@fema.dhs.gov before July 1.

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after a disaster.

 

For official information on the recovery effort following the hurricanes, please visit www.informusvi.com or www.usviupdate.com. Follow us on social media at twitter.com/femaregion2 and www.facebook.com/FEMAUSVirginIslands. To find out more about the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency, go to http://www.vitema.vi.gov/. To sign up for emergency, weather related, public safety and service disruption alerts on the Virgin Islands, sign up for Alert VI or copy https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736729008#/login into your browser. 

 

o donate or volunteer, contact the voluntary or charitable organization of your choice through the National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disasters (NVOAD) at www.nvoad.org.  For those who wish to help, cash donations offer voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources and pumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands also has the “Fund for the Virgin Islands” at www.USVIrecovery.org.

 

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands –FEMA seeks landlords on St. John to join its direct lease program before the July 1 deadline. FEMA uses direct lease as a way to secure temporary lodging for residents whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged by last year’s hurricanes.

This program authorizes FEMA to pay rent directly to the landlord.

On St. Croix and St. Thomas, FEMA has a sufficient inventory of direct rentals to accommodate displaced hurricane survivors—but the situation is different on St. John where there is a shortage of rental units.

FEMA matches approved units to eligible nearby survivors who need a temporary place to live while their hurricane damaged homes are repaired or they find more permanent housing. FEMA specialists continue to work with displaced survivors to help them implement permanent housing plans.

Units eligible for direct leasing must provide complete and independent living facilities for one or more people. This includes separate living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

To participate, landlords must email FEMA-USVI-DirectLease@fema.dhs.gov before July 1.

# # #

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after a disaster.

 

For official information on the recovery effort following the hurricanes, please visit www.informusvi.com or www.usviupdate.com. Follow us on social media at twitter.com/femaregion2 and www.facebook.com/FEMAUSVirginIslands. To find out more about the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency, go to http://www.vitema.vi.gov/. To sign up for emergency, weather related, public safety and service disruption alerts on the Virgin Islands, sign up for Alert VI or copy https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736729008#/login into your browser. 

 

o donate or volunteer, contact the voluntary or charitable organization of your choice through the National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disasters (NVOAD) at www.nvoad.org.  For those who wish to help, cash donations offer voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources and pumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands also has the “Fund for the Virgin Islands” at www.USVIrecovery.org.

 

Last Updated: 
June 15, 2018 - 11:05