FEMA to Provide Direct Temporary Housing in 4 Florida Counties

TALLAHASSEE – At the ask for of Governor Ron DeSantis, FEMA will present non permanent housing to eligible Hurricane Ian survivors in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto and Lee counties.

FEMA approved Direct Momentary Housing Help to supply possibilities for those people whose residences are uninhabitable since of the hurricane. FEMA decided that rental support is insufficient to fulfill the housing want in these counties because of a lack of out there housing methods.

“FEMA is fully commited to encouraging Hurricane Ian survivors get a secure roof above their heads to jumpstart their recovery as speedily as possible,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom McCool. “To help these homes, FEMA is offering journey trailers and greater manufactured housing units to qualified homes in 4 counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto and Lee.

“Although FEMA’s immediate housing mission is only a short-term remedy, our crew stays fully commited to supporting survivors locate housing that finest fits their demands. With community government leaders making a shared vision for the potential, FEMA and the federal family will function around the clock to assist them accomplish it.”

FEMA will notify applicants who are suitable for direct housing. It will take time to transport, permit, install and inspect these units before they are accessible.

The Immediate Housing System Offers A few Main Alternatives

  • Multi-Loved ones Lease and Repair, wherever FEMA enters into a lease settlement with the operator of multi-relatives rental qualities (a few or much more models) and makes repairs to deliver non permanent housing for candidates.

  • Transportable Non permanent Housing Models such as a vacation trailer or manufactured dwelling.

  • Direct Lease, which is leasing present prepared-for-occupancy housing.

 

Direct Non permanent Housing Guidance may well be presented for up to 18 months from Sept. 29, 2022, the day of the federal catastrophe declaration, to March 28, 2024.

Immediate short-term housing normally takes significant time to put into practice and is not an speedy remedy for a survivor’s interim and lengthier-phrase housing needs. Furthermore, not every person impacted by the catastrophe will be qualified for immediate housing. It is crucial that associates at all ranges – area, point out, other federal, nonprofit and non-public sector – work jointly to fill any gaps.

In addition to direct housing, FEMA is supplying rental aid, lodge stays, household repair support and momentary lodging reimbursement to eligible applicants.

Survivors who have used to FEMA for assistance do not want to reapply to be suitable for immediate non permanent housing help. To implement, go on the net to DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA app for smartphones or connect with 800-621-3362. Enable is offered in most languages. If you use a relay support, these types of as video clip relay assistance (VRS), captioned telephone provider or other individuals, give FEMA the selection for that support. Strains are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 7 times a 7 days.