SALEM, Ore – FEMA has begun moving Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) onto a newly constructed site in Lincoln City that will provide temporary housing to qualified Lincoln County wildfire survivors and their families.
In addition to Lincoln County, FEMA’s Direct Housing mission is providing temporary housing for qualified disaster survivors in Jackson, Lane, Linn and Marion Counties in sites like the one in Lincoln County. Housing units are chosen by FEMA based on the survivor family composition and needs, as well as to ensure that requirements for access or functional needs are met.
To date, 106 survivors and their families have been licensed-in to temporary housing units from FEMA. These units are placed in established RV parks or in FEMA constructed group sites.
Currently, 264 qualified families are scheduled to receive FEMA Direct Temporary Housing in the five counties. The current number of qualified families fluctuates as survivors have located alternate temporary or permanent housing on their own.
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. When rebuilding check with your local building official and floodplain administrator for guidance.
FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.