In its attempt to identify possible solutions for the estimated 20,000 people made homeless by Hurricane Sandy, some of whom may be without homes for months or years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is considering using modular stackable units to temporarily house residents of New York and New Jersey. FEMA has issued a notice it is seeking information for housing that would sleep two to six people and stack three units high, possibly to site at the Brooklyn Navy Yards. As GSNMagazine tells MHProNews, FEMA did specify numbers of housing units: “FEMA would only purchase units it already knows it has identified as needed,” the agency said, in answer to a prospective vendor’s question. “No units would be purchased for storage.” Potential suppliers of the modular units need to submit their capability by Nov. 26.
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