FEMA Sets Date for Closing Katrina Trailer Camps

“Almost 3,000 families [in] Louisiana will have to leave their government-supplied trailers over the next few months under a new schedule prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency,” reports the New York Times. FEMA plans “to close all the trailer camps it runs for victims of the 2005 hurricanes by the end of May.” FEMA “says its action is intended to hasten the move of residents from trailers to permanent housing, and officials said FEMA is committed to helping them find new housing before the parks close.… The Department of Housing and Urban Development will assume responsibility for paying to house poor families, as it is also doing for evacuees who are already in rental units around the country.… The new schedule does not affect the largest number of trailer dwellers, those living in trailers on private property.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/29/us/29trailer.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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