Trailers Trashed

by on September 23, 2005 at 9:05 am in Economics | Permalink

FEMA’s plan to house hurricane evacuees in trailers is already looking like a disaster:

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials complain of a drastic
shortage of sites suitable to state and local officials for the huge
trailer parks that FEMA hopes to establish for evacuees. Local and
parish leaders say FEMA’s plans to supply the trailer parks with water,
sewer, electricity and other services are haphazard or nonexistent, and
the encampments — some of which could include 15,000 units — are
bigger than any the agency has ever established.

Fortunately, Ed Olsen’s plan to expand the already existing housing voucher program is receiving a lot of support.  The Senate has already passed a plan, a House plan is pending, only the administration lags.  See also my previous post on Rotting in FEMA City.

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