Disaster Housing Inspections
is PaRR Inspections?
Partnership for Response and Recovery (PaRR
Inspections) is a contractor to the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), tasked with
performing Disaster Housing Inspections following
federal disaster declarations.
does a Disaster Housing Inspector do?
visits the homes of disaster victims who have
applied for FEMA assistance following federally-declared
disasters. At the homes, the inspector records
disaster-related damages on a handheld computer.
Based on the inspections, the applicants may
be eligible for federal assistance.
this full-time work?
Inspectors are deployed "as needed."
Disaster relief work is unpredictable and intermittent.
After being released from a working disaster,
an inspector may be "idle" for weeks
or months at a time.
are inspectors deployed?
are eligible for deployment anywhere in the
United States and its territories.
inspectors required to work all disasters?
The number of inspectors needed will depend
on the scope of the damage. If an inspector
is called for deployment and is not available
at that time, he/she will remain on the call-out
list for future deployments.
this volunteer work?
We ask a lot of our inspectors, and we compensate
them accordingly. Inspectors are paid per inspection.
Inspectors who are organized with good time
management skills are well-compensated financially.
pays for the inspector's expenses?
inspectors are considered "Independent
Contractors." As such, they are responsible
for all their field expenses (lodging, rental
cars, food, etc.). However, PaRR Inspections
will pay transportation expenses to and from
the disaster site.
Requirements for Disaster Housing Inspectors