Last FEMA Home Departs New Orleans

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports the last Katrina manufactured home has left New Orleans. “Another page has turned in New Orleans’ post-Katrina history,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a news release. “At the end of the day, FEMA trailers were never meant to be permanent housing units, so I’m glad that our code enforcement efforts coupled with FEMA case work has helped individuals transition to permanent housing.” He says the city has moved 230 of the units out during the past 14 months. RVBusiness tells the housing units were sited in communities, on public and private property, and industrial sites all across the city in what FEMA calls “the largest housing operation in the history of the country.” Over 900,000 people received aid as FEMA moved 92,000 families into temporary homes across the state in response to hurricanes Rita and Katrina at a cost of $5.8 billion for housing assistance and repairs, including rent, replacement homes, clothing, furniture, and vehicles.

(Photo credit: Wikipedia–FEMA home in New Orleans)


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