(Source: FEMA) — Time is running out for interested members of the public to bid on the current round of excess Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) manufactured housing units now up for auction on a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) website.
Twenty five used housing units that have been deactivated by FEMA and turned over to GSA for disposal are currently up for auction at www.GSAauctions.gov. All the units for sale in New York State are located at a staging area in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, and can be viewed by prospective bidders by appointment. The last day to place bids is Wednesday, June 20th.
FEMA brought the units to New York State to help with unmet housing needs in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The used models up for auction have all been inspected, but they are no longer intended for residential use. Suggested uses include hunting or fishing camps, tool sheds, workshops or storage buildings.
The 25 “Park Model” units being offered are the smaller of two styles of manufactured housing units employed by FEMA. Under the GSA process, excess federal property like these used trailer models are first offered to other federal agencies, then state and local government agencies. Auctioning off the remaining used models allows the federal government to recover much of the cost of the units.
To make an appointment to see the units now up for auction, call 518-234-4825. The units cannot be viewed without an appointment.
Although the current auction of Park Models ends June 20, another round of THU auctions is expected in August, FEMA officials said.
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