FEMA Gives Systems Builders Chance to Help Rebuild Gulf Coast
The Federal Emergency Management Administration is preparing to parcel out money from a $400 million federal grant to encourage hurricane-damaged states to submit housing designs and products that are more cost-effective, comfortable and durable than the travel trailers and manufactured homes now supplied by the agency.
The grants present a huge opportunity for NAHB members, said David Endy of Stratford Homes, a Wisconsin-based modular building company. Endy is chairman of the NAHB Building Systems Councils, which includes leaders in the modular, panelized, concrete and log home building industries. “$400 million is a lot of money, and a lot of homes,” he said.