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FACT SHEET: FEMA Direct Temporary Housing in Florida after Hurricane Michael

Release date: 
February 27, 2019
Release Number: 
R4-DR-4399-FL FS 037

Florida Division of Emergency Management and FEMA are providing Direct Temporary Housing Assistance to support eligible Hurricane Michael survivors in areas where rental resources and housing options are scarce. These housing units are temporary. They are not permanent dwellings.

FEMA’s priority is to place eligible survivors near their communities. Units are being placed on survivors’ property, where feasible, or in commercial parks or in seven group sites constructed for temporary housing. Occupants sign a license agreement to use the units.

Group sites:

  • Carver (Bay) – 46 units on site; 43 licensed-in, others in process
  • Kraft (Bay) – 27 units on site; 26 licensed-in, others in process
  • E. 805 (Bay) – 31 units on site; 25 licensed-in, others in process
  • Frankford (Bay) – 33 units on site: 27 licensed-in; others in progress
  • Fairgrounds (Bay) – 134 units on site: licensing-in scheduled beginning in March1119 E (Bay) – under construction; up to 49 units
  • Veterans Memorial (Gulf) – construction order issued; up to 42 units

Commercial Parks – 31 parks with pads leased for use by FEMA

  • Bay – 24 parks with 176 units licensed-in
  • Calhoun – 3 parks with 6 units licensed-in
  • Gadsden – 1 park with 2 pads pre-assigned
  • Jackson – 3 parks with 36 units licensed-in.

Private Sites

  • 291 units occupied
    • Bay – 182
    • Calhoun – 37
    • Gadsden – 2
    • Jackson – 29
    • Gulf – 41

Direct Lease

FEMA has leased homes for 20 survivors: 10 in Bay, 9 in Gadsden, one in Gulf 

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Last Updated: 
February 28, 2019 - 13:31