In South Carolina, it’s manufactured housing to the rescue.
According to WLTX19, the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office has received a $96 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which they plan to use to assist people impacted by floods in October.
The recovery program is designed to help low-to-moderate income households focus on the repair or replacement of homes for those who qualify.
“We have met families who are living in deplorable conditions,” said a spokesperson for the Disaster Recovery Office. “Not just sub-standard living conditions, but just deplorable. In some homes there’s mildew hanging from the ceiling and it’s just a mess.”
The disaster recovery office has a number of manufactured homes that will be used to replace some homes that are no longer habitable due to the flood. The two bedroom, two baths homes are 860 square feet. The goal is to repair or replace 1500 homes.
Residents in Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Sumter Counties are eligible for the program. Residents in Richland and Lexington County or Columbia are not.
The deadline to apply for the assistance program is April 30th. ##
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Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.