This task is in response to the very first presidential disaster declaration made directly to a tribe and is the first time FEMA is installing permanent homes in the continental U.S.

Post-Disaster Manufactured Housing Unit Installations

Pine Ridge Reservation, SD

Meeting the Oglala Sioux Tribe's Unique Housing Needs

In May 2015, severe storms caused wind and flood damage to Oglala Sioux tribal housing on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwest South Dakota. The storms complicated an already substantial pre-storm shortage of tribal housing.

As managing partner of the Partnership for Temporary Housing, LLC (PaTH), which includes Parsons Corporation and DynCorp International, we are assisting the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the installation of manufactured housing units (MHU). Due to the reservation's remoteness and preexisting tribal housing needs, we collaborated with FEMA to adapt tasks from typical MHU missions for a more permanent residence solution. PaTH is addressing tribal employment rights, historic preservation, and environmental protection considerations throughout the process.

We planned and are now executing—with the help of Timberline Construction Group, our prime subcontractor—MHU site upgrades that feature more robust grading, foundations, and utility systems.

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3,469 square miles


$21 million