Help Displaced Families Find Interim Housing

Help Displaced Families Find Interim Housing

Recent Northern California wildfires were the most destructive in the state’s history, destroying approximately 6,530 residential structures throughout various counties. As a result, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and its Federal partners are asking REALTORS® to help identify all possible housing solutions for wildfire survivors. You can help in two ways:
  1. The Multi-Family Lease and Repair Program (MLR) allows FEMA to repair or improve existing multi-family housing, such as apartment buildings, in order to increase the supply of temporary housing available to eligible applicants. MLR is not intended to repair or improve individual housing units to re-house existing tenants, but allows for the repair or improvement of existing multi-family housing which FEMA can utilize as a temporary housing resource for eligible applicants. See the attached for more information on how to support this program: MLR.

  2. The Direct Lease program is a type of Direct Temporary Housing Assistance that may be used to lease existing rental units, for the purpose of providing temporary housing to eligible applicants. Temporary housing property types can include: single family homes; multifamily homes; apartments; cooperatives; condominiums; town houses; or other readily fabricated dwellings. See the attached for more information on how to support this program: Direct Lease.

For more information, contact:


Abigail L. Browning
CA Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Office: 916.845.8371
Mobile: 916.769.1371
Twitter: @CalOESAbby
[email protected]

Affected counties:

• Mendocino
• Lake
• Napa
• Sonoma
• Butte
• Yuba
• Nevada

Surrounding counties:

• Humboldt
• Trinity
• Tehama
• Glenn
• Colusa
• Sacramento
• Yolo
• Solano
• Contra Costa
• Marin
• Sierra
• Plumas
• Sutter
• Placer
 
 
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