Partnership for Response and Recovery

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Partnership for Response and Recovery (PaRR Inspections) of Fairfax, Virginia, a Dewberry-URS Group, Inc. and SSI joint venture that "provides post-disaster housing inspection services," was "awarded FEMA's disaster housing inspections contract" in 2001. Since then, PaRR Inspections has "performed over a million inspections in many states and U.S. Territories around the world." [1][2]

PaRR Inspections was recently "awarded a contract for the 'Management and Performance of Housing Inspection Services in Disaster Areas Nationwide.'" [3]

FEMA Inspectors

"Rather than have an army of housing inspectors on the government payroll year-round, FEMA pays two private companies to train and hire inspectors: Alltech Inc. of Herndon, Va.; and Partnership for Response & Recovery, or PaRR Inspections, of Fairfax, Va." [4]

About PaRR Inspections

"The FEMA Disaster Housing Program provides grants for primary residents (owners and renters) whose houses have been damaged as a result of a disaster and who have inadequate or no insurance coverage. These grants are for alternate housing rentals and/or home repairs to restore the home to a safe, sanitary, and secure condition. The grants may include the reimbursement of temporary accommodations incurred as a result of the disaster.

"Housing Inspection Services involve collecting and reporting required information from applicants whose houses have been damaged by disasters. A wide range of information is collected during the inspection, e.g., physical damage to the house, ownership, occupancy, insurance, personal property losses, recommendations on mitigation measures, and other essential information regarding disaster-related expenses and/or existing needs. FEMA then determines the type and amount of financial assistance to give to the applicants based on the information that is collected and recorded on pen-based computers by PaRR Inspectors during physical home inspections."

Source: PaRR Inspections "About".

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