FEMA is providing survivors of the August 2016 flood with additional time to remain in agency - provided manufactured housing units MHUs as they complete the final steps of their recovery. New date is April 30, 2019.

FAQ#: 19 published 1-3-2019

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Louisiana Integration and Recovery Office (LIRO)
1500 Main St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
LA Newsdesk: 225-339-6602

December 23, 2018

Congressional Affairs Advisory
FEMA Housing Program Deadline Extended through April 30, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. — At the request of the state, FEMA is providing survivors of the August 2016 flood with additional time to remain in agency - provided manufactured housing units (MHUs) as they complete the final steps of their recovery.

FEMA has extended the Direct Housing Program deadline to April 30, 2019. This fourth extension will allow eligible occupants to continue to work on their permanent housing plans. Based on the May and July 2018 extension requests,the current rental rate will remain in place through April 2019.

FEMA's housing program eligibility — and continued occupancy — is determined on a monthly basis for homeowners and on a bi-weekly basis for renters. To remain eligible, occupants must show they are making continuing progress on their permanent housing plan.

At the peak of the program, there were 4633 eligible households licensed into FEMA - provided mobile homes, placed across 16 parishes. Survivors have continued to make progress in finding more permanent housing solutions. To date, 4,251 households have moved out of MHUs while only 382 households remain in units.

FEMA caseworkers continue to meet regularly with mobile home occupants to support the hard work it takes to get back into permanent housing. They routinely guide occupants to available resources and advise them on program requirements, deadlines and more so there are no surprises.

Many homeowners are also actively participating in the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program and will continue to work through their housing plans. This housing extension will allow homeowners more time to remain in their MHUs while construction is completed on their home.

FEMA officials urge occupants to complete or follow through on any requests they made ahead of this new extension.

Several Louisiana communities passed temporary zoning exemptions to permit FEMA mobile homes on private property. MHU occupants are encouraged to check with their local officials to make sure they are not in violation of local zoning ordinances.

# # #
Helping people before, during, and after disasters.

>>> Resource <<<

Comment | Suggestion | Feedback

How do I know if my mortgage is federally backed or federally secured? COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program Appeals Process.

FAQ#: 460 published 1-13-2022 2 min. 50 seconds read

Read


Reconsideration of Declined EIDL add Personal Financial Statement Disaster Programs SBA Form 413D (03-18) to your document list.

FAQ#: 403 published 8-6-2020 updated 12-31-2021 1 min. 54 seconds read

Read


FEMA Resource for Substantially damaged homes

FAQ#: 384 published 4-25-2021 updated 12-31-2021 1 min. 27 seconds read

Read


Insurance company issued a two-party check for hurricane damage repairs but my mortgage handler is holding the money from me. Why are they doing this?

FAQ#: 455 published 12-30-2021 3 min. 44 seconds read

Read


What is a labor broker and how do they work?

FAQ#: 450 published 12-13-2021 1 min. 25 seconds read

Read


What would you normally find on a Schedule of Liabilities form?

FAQ#: 274 published 8-5-2020 updated 12-11-2021 2 min. 2 seconds read

Read


What does FEMA Federal Cost Share cover and does my state have to agree to pay the cost share?

FAQ#: 461 published 9-22-2021 updated 12-11-2021 3 min. 57 seconds read

Read


Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for Independent Contractors, Self-Employed and others is coming to an end but don't stop filing if you are unemployed.

FAQ#: 260 published 8-11-2021 1 min. 19 seconds read

Read


SBA proposed to remove provisions that currently make faith-based organizations ineligible for certain SBA disaster loans and other loan eligibility issues determined to violate the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution.

FAQ#: 442 published 8-10-2021 5 min. 38 seconds read

Read


Rental assistance offered to those in hardship due to COVID-19 in Louisiana

FAQ#: 405 published 5-2-2021 1 min. 29 seconds read

Read