FEMA Sheltering and Temporary Electric Power (STEP) Programs
The FEMA STEP Program is a program that focuses on repairing key elements in damaged homes in order to rapidly make affected single-family homes habitable and allow affected homeowners to return to and shelter within their home. This program is regarded as the best overall immediate temporary housing solution in a crisis environment. Implementation of a FEMA STEP program can reduce the demand for costly sheltering options, allowing affected individuals to return to their homes, protect their property, and begin the long process of recovery.
Long Term Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, and Elevation Programs (HUD CDBG)
CLM has performed several rehabilitations, elevations, and reconstructions in various disaster recovery programs that have been funded by HUD Community Development Block Grants. These programs provide grants to rehabilitate and reconstruction housing for disaster victims that experience damage from various natural disasters like Hurricanes Ike, Rita, Sandy, and the Bastrop Wildfires in Texas. Some homes in affected disaster areas are best restored through repair and elevation. Elevating a home allows the home to be repaired and raised above projected flood levels in an anticipated future flood event. These projects are individually awarded within each program and are required to be completed within a 90 day schedule.
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