FEMA To Dispose Of Damaged, Uninhabitable Temporary Housing Units 

Release Date: October 27, 2008
Release Number: FNF-08-079

Frequently Asked Questions

Washington, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on October 18, 2008 it would resume disposal of temporary housing units determined no longer suitable by FEMA for responses to disasters.  Units currently being sold by the General Services Administration (GSA) can be viewed on the GSA website www.gsaauctions.gov

Under the Federal Management Regulation, part 102 (Personal Property), FEMA has identified units to be sold through GSA as scrap.  This criterion is used when units have been inspected using industry standards and determined to have no commercial value other than the basic material content.  The GSA sales announcement states that these units are intended to be purchased as scrap units only and are not intended for habitation.

GSA serves as the federal government's sales agent to make scrap available to the public.  The purchasing entity assumes all costs of transportation and all legal responsibility for the scrap at the time of purchase.

GSA previously sold excess FEMA temporary housing units. Beginning in 2006 and continuing through 2007, GSA sold more than 12,000 units on FEMA's behalf.

Last Modified: Tuesday, 28-Oct-2008 10:27:54