- “Are there any MHP Owners who have FEMA give letters stating that a Tenant’s Mobile Home can stay at their MHP for free while the Mobile Home is waiting to be moved?”
- “If yes, how did it play out?”
- “If no, are there any MHP Owners who had Tenants collect from FEMA and how did that play out?”
Here are the details:
We have a Tenant who owns their own MH.
Our state recently had a 1,000 year flood.
Our MHP property is actually on the highest area topographically.
However, we did have a lot of water flowing down the streets to the ditches (as a result of the 1,000 year rain).
In the past this Tenant had water line issues in their MH (which caused lots of water damage prior to the 1,000 year flood).
After the 1,000 year flood FEMA came in to our state to help those in need.
Thus, our Tenant went to FEMA for help.
Our Tenant now is getting the following from the government:
- $900 For Rent
- New Mobile Home
- Existing Mobile Home Moved
We have filed eviction papers on this Tenant, because we have not received November 2015 Rent.
Today we get a call from FEMA telling us that they are paying to have this Tenant’s MH moved and that we need to be patient while FEMA moves it.
We understand that if someone files bankruptcy then the Outstanding Lot Rent prior to the bankruptcy can not be evicted upon.
However, this is not a bankruptcy.
Currently, we are not aware of any laws that state that a Tenant receiving FEMA money is allowed to keep their MH on your property for free.
We are planning on going forward with the eviction.
We were just wondering if anyone has encountered this issue or dealt with FEMA.
Thanks So Very Much!