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FEMA says some mobile homes qualify for Shelter at Home program

Flooding in Ascension Parish (Source: WAFB) Flooding in Ascension Parish (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Some people who lived in mobile homes that were damaged following the historic August flooding could qualify for disaster assistance. 

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) reached out the FEMA to clarify whether or not residents of mobile homes affected by flooding qualify for the Shelter at Home (SAH) program. 

The Shelter at Home program is monitored by FEMA and offers assistance to people who may qualify for no more than $15,000 worth of temporary fixes to get their homes livable so they can start the rebuilding process. 

FEMA said in a letter to state officials that some mobile homes may qualify for the program on a case-by-case basis and would also be eligible to get up to the $15,000 limit.

"Otherwise eligible Manufactured Housing Units (whether or not attached to the ground, with or without wheels) and Manufactured Modular Homes could potentially qualify for assistance under the SAH program," said Gerard Stolar, federal coordinating officer with FEMA, in the letter. 

However, FEMA did say travel trailers, campers, and RVs are considered recreational and do not qualify.

More information about the SAH program can be found below:

 

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