WASHINGTON, D.C – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $6.76 million contract to a Holmes County business to supply temporary housing for Louisiana flood victims.
Lexington Homes, Inc. in Lexington was awarded the fixed-price contract to construct and deliver 155 manufactured homes, which will be used to support flood disaster recovery efforts in Louisiana. Severe storms and flooding there in August led to a federal emergency designation for 22 parishes.
“The temporary housing assistance offered by FEMA can help disaster victims rebuild their lives. I am pleased that a Mississippi manufacturer has been awarded a contract to supply this housing,” said Cochran.
The $6.76 million contract is funded through FY2016 appropriations provided by Congress. Lexington Homes is one of seven builders to compete successfully for this indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, which includes four option years.
Eligible disaster victims whose pre-disaster residence is inaccessible or uninhabitable can apply through the FEMA Individuals and Households Program for temporary housing assistance. Under this program, FEMA provides one, two or three-bedroom units.
Cochran is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and serves on the subcommittee with funding jurisdiction over FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security.