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Temporary Housing

FEMA provides housing assistance in the form of cash grants for rent and mortgage payments. It also provides "Direct Assistance" in the form of campers, travel trailers and other mobile housing. Such housing is not subject to the grant limit, however, is subject to an 18 month time limit unless FEMA deems that the public good would be served by extending the time limit.


CFR Title 44 Sec. 206.117 describes housing assistance as follows:

Housing assistance.

(a) Purpose. FEMA may provide financial or direct assistance under this section to respond to the disaster-related housing needs of individuals and households.

(b) Types of housing assistance--(1) Temporary housing assistance-- (i) Financial assistance. Eligible individuals and households may receive financial assistance to rent alternate housing resources, existing rental units, manufactured housing, recreational vehicles, or other readily fabricated dwellings.

FEMA may also provide assistance for the reasonable cost of any transportation, utility hookups, or installation of a manufactured housing unit or recreational vehicle to be used for housing. This includes reimbursement for reasonable short- term lodging expenses that individuals or households incur in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.


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