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Rent to be charged in FEMA homes in Iowa

WATERLOO (KWWL) - Time has almost run out for flood and tornado victims still living in FEMA housing.  They'll have to start paying rent starting Friday.  Right now, there are still 42 FEMA housing units scattered throughout Iowa.  29 are in the Cedar Rapids area.  Only nine statewide are on private sites.  In November, FEMA granted an extension to give people more time to look for a place to live so they wouldn't begin charging rent through the holidays.  That ends Friday.  FEMA says rental payments won't be more than the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's fair market rate for their area.  The rent will depend on the tenant's income, number of people in the household, number of bedrooms, and type of site.  Since the floods of 2008, FEMA has housed 592 families across the state.  FEMA help for temporary housing or any other housing assistance is set to run out June 27.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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