Next Step and our partners are dedicated to helping those manufactured home owners and families who need assistance in the wake of damaging storms, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, wildfires and other natural disasters.
The resources below can help you in many ways – from getting home repairs or home replacement funding, to mortgage relief and down payment assistance.
AVAILABLE RESOURCES — APPLY ONLINE:
Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
Mortgage relief options for homeowners affected by the hurricanes that have caused damage nationwide.
Visit their website at: https://www.fhfa.gov/Homeownersbuyer/MortgageAssistance/Pages/Disaster-Assistance.aspx
Information is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
To apply for an Individual Assistance grant from FEMA, visit https://www.fema.gov/grants-assistance-programs-individuals or call (800) 621-3362 / TTY (800) 462-7585. You can also apply online at: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/.
State of Florida
The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will provide support and will speed federal disaster assistance to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Michael. President Trump issues a major disaster declaration for Bay, Franklin, Gulf, Taylor and Wakulla counties – which allows HUD to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to certain families in these counties.
For more information, please visit: https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_18_118.
To apply for assistance in the state of Florida, visit the Florida Division of Emergency Management at: http://www.floridadisaster.org/Recovery/PublicAssistance/Index.htm.
State of North Carolina
The North Carolina Assembly passed the NC Hurricane Relief Act to help victims of Hurricane Florence by waiving permit and inspection fees for manufactured and modular homes. This waiver is only for those in the disaster counties who are victims of the hurricane. For more information follow this link.
To apply for assistance in the state of North Carolina, visit on the Rebuild NC website at: https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/apply.
State of California
In the wake of the devastating wildfire that have displaced many from their homes, Gov. Edmund Brown issued an executive order to cut red tape and help streamline recovery efforts in communities. In part, the executive order includes provisions that suspend planning and zoning requirements and state fees for manufactured homes and mobile home parks to help displaced residents with housing needs.
Read the entire executive order at: https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=20035.
U.S. Small Business Administration
To apply for a disaster loan for home damage, complete and submit the Disaster Home Loan Application at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Login.
Credit Human Federal Credit Union
• Offering zero-down- payment and a $500 gift card at closing for impacted home-buyers.
• Learn more online at: https://www.credithuman.com/Content/We-re-here-to-help-if-you-re-impacted-by-Hurricane.
The Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina has also published tips for preparing manufactured home owners for damaging storms. Learn more on their website at: http://mhisc.com/resources/Documents/stormpreparedness.pdf.
Do you know of additional programs to help those manufactured home owners impacted by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or other natural disasters? Fill out our contact form and let us know.