The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has been contacted by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), with an “urgent request” on the availability of existing new single-section HUD Code manufactured homes for sale on retail lots within 1,000 miles of Louisiana.
The Daily Business News is told that the Louisiana flood has virtually depleted FEMA’s existing stock of HUD Code “temporary units” used for disaster recovery.
FEMA is working on developing an emergency plan in the event of additional disasters in Florida, parts of Georgia and the Carolinas due to Hurricane Matthew.
Although several thousand new HUD Code manufactured home units are now in the pipeline for construction by FEMA’s manufacturer contractors, the clear concern is that those homes may not be finished in time for FEMA to meet the current demand in Louisiana and potential demand from Hurricane Matthew.
TMHA says, that “FEMA has asked MHI to provide a list of retailers who would be willing to sell their existing inventory of single-section homes to FEMA.”
Should FEMA move to purchase those single section homes, they will directly contact retailers on the list to be gathered by MHI. TMHA says that it is “our understanding that FEMA will pay market rates, and retailers should be assured that there is no obligation to sell.”
If you are interested in adding your name to the list, please send the following information by 4:00 p.m. TODAY, Thursday, October 6, to:
Ann Parman at email@example.com
Email the following:
- Name of Company
- Point of Contact
- Contact Information
- Number of single-section homes available
“MHI needs this information by 4:00 p.m. TODAY, Thursday, October 6th to meet FEMA’s timeline,” said TMHA’s Caitlin Nauert. ##
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Submitted by L.A. “Tony” Kovach to the Daily Business News, MHProNews.