Progress is being made with the Wildfire Straight Line Winds disaster process. In Partnership with the State of Oregon, Lincoln County has become the latest FEMA designated Direct Temporary Housing solutions program area. The FEMA housing mission in Oregon will address the shortage of available housing in the designated four counties, providing a bridge to eligible applicants as they develop long-term housing strategies.
Forms of Direct Temporary Housing may include the provision of Transportable Temporary Housing Units. These units can be used for up to 18 months from the date of the disaster declaration (Sept. 15, 2020 through March 15, 2022) while survivors continue to work on their long-term housing plans. Other components of Direct Temporary Housing solutions in Oregon could include the following:
Direct Lease enables leasing of a property that would not generally be available to the public, such as corporate lodging to provide temporary housing for survivors.
Multi-Family Lease and Repair (MLR) enables agreements with owners of existing multi-family rental housing (three or more available units) that, with financial assistance, could be quickly repaired to local, state and federal codes and standards, and offered as temporary housing for FEMA applicants.
Equally important, there are only 5 days left before reaching the disaster assistance registration deadline. It is important for disaster survivors to first register for assistance before they can be considered for participation in any of the FEMA related recovery programs.
Those impacted by the Wildfire Straight Line Winds should call the Disaster Assistance Hotline at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585) or visit FEMA on the web at www.fema.gov. The toll-free telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. PST