BATON ROUGE - Today, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) received a letter from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Coordinating Officer, Gerard Stolar, clarifying the qualifications of particular residences in FEMA’s Shelter and Temporary Power Program as it is being implemented in Louisiana’s Shelter at Home (SAH) Program.

GOHSEP requested the clarification by letter on September 16, 2016 in order to determine the eligibility of Manufactured Housing Units, Manufactured Modular Homes, travel trailers, campers, RVs or similar vehicles for participation in the SAH Program.

“I appreciate FEMA offering additional clarification on this matter,” said Gov. Edwards. “Many Louisianans affected by the flood waters have been working hard every single day to recover their homes and bring a sense of normalcy to their lives. I know this process can be lengthy and taxing and I hope that this clarification will bring aid to more people who are in serious need.”

In his letter, Mr. Stolar has offered the following clarification:

  • 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.
  • Whether these types of manufactured homes would be technically feasible or cost prohibitive for such assistance is a case-by-case determination under the auspices of the SAH Program guidance, and is still limited to the established cap of $15,000 per unit.
  • Travel trailers, campers, RVs or other similar vehicles are recreational in nature and are not eligible for the SAH Program.

Click here to read Federal Coordinating Officer Gerard Stolar’s letter.