Flood Recovery Reaches Another Milestone - More than Half of FEMA Manufactured Housing Occupants “Back Home”

BATON ROUGE, La. — About 2,250 households in FEMA-provided mobile homes—more than half of those who received them—have made strides in their recovery and returned to more permanent housing.As of Dec. 5, 2,238 households remain in mobile homes while they make repairs on their flood-damaged home or search for other permanent options. East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension parishes account for a majority of households in mobile homes.FEMA teams meet regularly with all occupants to support their move back to a permanent home.The agency provided mobile homes as a temporary housing...
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SBA Loan Closing Center Merges with Disaster Recovery Center in Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – A U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Closing Center (LCC) will merge its functions with a State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Harris County starting Wednesday, Dec. 6.The LCC at the following site closes at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6:Greenspoint MallSuite 25312300 N. FreewayHouston, TX 77060Closes: Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.The expanded DRC at the following site opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017:Greenspoint MallSuite 1112300 N. FreewayHouston, TX 77060Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.Disaster recovery centers...
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FEMA Mobile Homes, No Longer Needed Here, Head for Texas - Formerly Occupied Louisiana Units will Serve Temporary Housing Needs There

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: Carmen.Castro
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Free Repair Advice Available in Harris and Wharton Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Harris and Wharton counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications provided are geared to do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Recovery topics covered...
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Cash Donations May Be Best Holiday Gift for Louisiana Flood Survivors

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: Carmen.Castro
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