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FEMA temporary housing units available for sale to some Hurricane Harvey survivors

FEMA temporary housing units available for sale to some Hurricane Harvey survivors
Posted at 4:03 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 17:48:51-05

Select Hurricane Harvey survivors living in FEMA temporary housing will get the chance to purchase their unit.

The state requested to make the units, which include manufactured housing units and travel-trailers, available to those in need. Eligible purchasers must lack a permanent housing solution through no fault of their own. Applicants may only purchase the unit in which they currently live.

Furthermore, applicants must be in compliance with the conditions stated in their agreement before moving into the unit. They also must agree to properly ensure the unit.

The units are being sold “as is, where is,” and without any implied warranties. The buyers must incur all costs required to bring their unit into compliance with local codes and ordinances. Communities may choose not to participate in the sales program.

Eligible applicants will receive a letter asking if they would like to purchase their unit. The sale transaction is being handled on a case-by-case basis.

Any applicants who received federal funds may use those toward the purchase.

After a sale, the applicant will no longer eligible for FEMA housing assistance connected to Hurricane Harvey. Those who do not wish to purchase the unit will not be impacted for any additional housing assistance.

The price tag for each unit will be based on a number of factors, including a number of bedrooms and the unit type.

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