FEMA Has Thousands of Unused Mobile Homes

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency hurriedly bought 145,000 trailers and mobile homes just before and after Katrina hit, spending $2.7 billion largely through no-bid contracts,” reports the Washington Post. “Now, it is selling off as many as 41,000 of the homes, netting, so far, about 40 cents on each dollar spent by taxpayers. Thousands more of the homes–critics say more than 8,000–have never been used and cannot be sold immediately, even though scores of people in the South have been made homeless by recent storms.… FEMA cannot sell unused mobile homes directly to the public because of legislation passed by Congress in October.” [View article]

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