FEMA May Order More Homes from Factories for Disaster Relief

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held an “Industry Day” seminar June 8 concerning production and future use of small disaster-relief homes, called Temporary Housing Units (THUs).  Over fifty industry representatives attended.  The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) says the small housing units, 350 to 550 square feet, could conceivably blur the line between temporary emergency housing, and permanent replacement housing as FEMA mentioned for possible post-disaster use.

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