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 solution at the request of the state after the August 2016 floods when no other housing options were available.
Occupants may remain at no charge up to 18 months after the disaster declaration date—until March 1, 2018—if they continue working on long-term housing plans. Those who need more time working on their plans and meet FEMA’s eligibility criteria may remain in their unit past the deadline and pay a Fair Market Rent.
Mobile home occupants who still need help with home repairs can connect with Restore Louisiana’s Homeowner Assistance Program. Interested homeowners may start by completing an online survey at restore.la.gov/homeowner-assistance-program or calling 866-735-2001 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Mobile home 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.