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Superstorm Sandy: FEMA Trailers May be Used to House Homeless
ABC NEWS ^ | 11/6/2012 | ANTHONY CASTELLANO

Posted on 11/08/2012 3:02:54 PM PST by count-your-change

FEMA has already dispensed close to $200 million in emergency housing assistance and put 34,000 people in New York and New Jersey in hotels and motels. Still, city and state officials have not laid out an official plan with specifics to move the homeless into long-term housing in an already congested area.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fema; sandy
FEMA trailers? Where have we heard this before? The FEMA trailers will become the "long term housing".
1 posted on 11/08/2012 3:03:02 PM PST by count-your-change
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To: count-your-change

“The FEMA trailers will become the “long term housing”.”

This is so much worse than Katrina, because so many more people are impacted. Like New Orleans, many of these homes should never be re-built (especially in NJ); we could be seeing the same thing in another year (or month, or week). This is how tides and storms work...


2 posted on 11/08/2012 3:06:45 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: count-your-change

IIRC, the Katrina FEMA trailers were uninhabitable because of some EPA standard....or something like that.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 3:06:45 PM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: count-your-change

Better link: Google... ABC NEWS FEMA TRAILERS


4 posted on 11/08/2012 3:07:55 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Formaldehyde after the trailers had set in the heat and humidity for a while.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 3:10:30 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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6 posted on 11/08/2012 3:21:20 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: RobertClark

A trailer park is coming to your neighborhood. Excuse me, that would be “manufactured housing”.


7 posted on 11/08/2012 3:25:03 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

I thought the FEMA trailers were all still in use by Katrina victims.


8 posted on 11/08/2012 3:28:34 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: count-your-change
These are probably sold to the government by General Electric. In some cities they use these trailers as classrooms in public schools.
9 posted on 11/08/2012 3:29:13 PM PST by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: kearnyirish2

The big question will be, “What about skirting for my trailer?”.


10 posted on 11/08/2012 3:30:11 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
A trailer park is coming to your neighborhood. Excuse me, that would be “manufactured housing”.

I live in Arkansas. In a lot of municipalities here, we would simply call that a new subdivision. LOL

11 posted on 11/08/2012 3:30:20 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Cicero

Most Katrina trailers were never in use and ended up being sold for pennies on the dollar. Any used now will have to be new and meet FEMA standards.


12 posted on 11/08/2012 3:39:05 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: RobertClark

With indoor plumbing it’s called upscale housing.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 3:44:16 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
I'm thinking that a few years from now, we would all be grateful to have one of those much-maligned FEMA trailers.

Hell, I would take one right now.

14 posted on 11/08/2012 4:14:04 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: count-your-change
i still remember the H.U.D. trailers in Elmira after the 72 flood... lotta them had Red Lights in em
15 posted on 11/08/2012 4:15:45 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: count-your-change

Seize the Cisco (Chinese) cargo containers at the port and let the New Yorkers and New Jerseyites live in them. Remember if these containers are good enough for the deployed troops these steel boxes ought to be good enough for the general citizenry, IMHO.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 4:28:11 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: elkfersupper
I've lived in a trailer before and if set up right it can provide decent quick housing. But...but they don't hold up to abuse and if the occupants don't treat them with care the trailer will be scrap within months.

After being used they'll be scrapped anyway but still it beats walking up several flights of stairs to a dark, cold apt.

17 posted on 11/08/2012 4:46:44 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Chode

HUD supports small business?


18 posted on 11/08/2012 5:05:48 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: ptsal

These containers are being used to build modular housing, very nice even if unusual.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 5:08:21 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
seemed like it at the time...
20 posted on 11/08/2012 5:27:13 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sacajaweau

“IIRC, the Katrina FEMA trailers were uninhabitable because of some EPA standard....or something like that.”

Only the Cavalier models had problems. These were the low end travel trailers.

FEMA travel trailers consisted of a very mixed stock ranging from Cavaliers (basic model, no holding tanks) to much higher end Jayco’s etc. which were really nice.

The more permanent mobile homes did not have any issues as far as I knew.

At one time I managed about 600 of these things for FEMA.

They are better than nothing (by far) and most people that got them were grateful and took decent care of them. However more than a few did come back heavily abused.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 6:40:27 PM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: Sacajaweau

Just a few years ago I was in Campbellsville Ky just a few minutes away from where I live. There was a Fleetwood camper factory there and they were crushing brand new never used Fema trailers thousands of them. I inquired all over town and was told they could not be sold under any circumstances. One year later that factory shut down and it sits empty today.


22 posted on 11/08/2012 8:36:12 PM PST by cquiggy
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