3,690 Occupied Government Trailers Remain on Mississippi Coast

July 8, 2008

The total number of occupied travel trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency dropped below 4,000 in Mississippi’s three coastal counties hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.

As of June 27, the trailer inventory stood at 3,690, notably below the 9,137 units identified in January.

Totaling more than 30,000 in the days after the August 2005 storm, the shrinking FEMA trailer count in Harrison, Hancock and Jackson counties is a result of steady progress on the housing front as Katrina’s victims leave temporary FEMA-provided units for more suitable housing options.

“Our housing efforts are now moving from direct assistance with cash or a pre-constructed cottage to more complex and ambitious plans to construct literally tens of thousands of affordable rental homes,” Mississippi Gov. Barbour said.

Source: Office of the Governor of Mississippi

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