Flood Recovery Reaches Milestone
BATON ROUGE, La. — More than 2,000 households have made strides in their recovery and moved out of FEMA Manufactured Housing Units to more permanent housing. About 4,500 eligible households were licensed into MHUs after the August 2016 floods.
Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes account for a majority of households in MHUs. At this time, about 2,500 households are living in MHUs while they make repairs on their flood-damaged home or search for other permanent options.
MHUs were provided as a last-resort temporary housing solution by FEMA at the request of the state when no other housing options were available. Survivors may be eligible to stay in an MHU for up to 18 months—until February 2018—if they continue to work on their long-term housing plans.
FEMA representatives meet regularly with all MHU occupants to support their move back to a permanent home. They also direct them to state and local resources that may help.
Currently, about 63 percent of flood survivors are on track with permanent housing plans.
MHU occupants can find additional resources to help them meet the February 2018 deadline by visiting our disaster webpage at www.fema.gov/disaster/4277. Follow us on Twitter @FEMARegion6 and Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA.