New homes free for typhoon survivors

Mar 17, 2019

The deadline to opt-in for a no-cost, new home from FEMA is Friday, March 22. More than 900 families on Saipan and Tinian are eligible for either a complete new home or for repairs to their damaged dwelling. FEMA’s Permanent Housing Construction program has only been made available a handful of times in the agency’s history. The Marianas qualifies because of the scale of destruction from typhoons Mangkhut and Yutu and because of limited access to materials and labor. Eligible survivors who decide to take advantage of the program will end up with a typhoon-resistant home, built to standard, at no cost to themselves. FEMA will take care of labor, materials, permitting, and construction. I encourage all eligible survivors to take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity for a safer, stronger home - and for greater peace of mind for the future. Eligible families should call 1-800-621-FEMA to opt-in.