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DHS/FEMA Disaster Housing

DHS/FEMA should use flexible, foldable, affordable, easy to assemble and move prefabricated units similar to those designed by the company Boxabl. These modular pre-fab units can be used as disaster housing units at a lower cost with faster setup time than MHUs currently used by FEMA. Along with providing more economical housing for disaster survivors, these units can be utilized as Responder housing and Incident Command and Field Operations units. Their easy portability and quick assembly by snapping together in less than an hour, is advantageous to meet fast response times necessary in disaster operations. And the manufacturer claims the units are earthquake and natural hazard resistant, which if accurate, makes these units safer than the MHUs used by FEMA currently at federal level disasters.



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Idea No. 1434