If you go ‘cheap’, which is what I’d expect in this case...a trailer big enough for two folks, then you’d expend about $12k to $16k, each. Figure $1,500 for delivery costs and professional water/sanitation hook-up, and then you got a ‘camp’.
In this case, with the druggie crowd, the unit will be uninhabitable in about two years, and considered a toxic unit, which requires some state or local group to take it to a special place to be melted or burned.
Just my humble guess...virtually all of the 100 units will disposed off...in six years.
Only to add history here but after Hurricane Katrina, the FEMA folks bought thousands of these, and I think several hundred ended up at a huge parking lot in Arkansas, with issues (seem to remember mold and funny plastic fumes).
But I will add this one comment. The current California plan involves putting billions down to build state-sponsored housing, which will all turn into ghettos within five years. You could save 50-percent of that, by going to the RV trailer route, and just disposing of them in the same fashion.
It’s my understanding that the majority of these people are mentally ill, addicts or both. Not sure how this will resolve anything except keep them contained in specified areas. If too far away from the streets they won’t go there. They’ll still need to steal and rob to get their highs....and the mentally ill miss the street life they’re often accustomed to.
Further they’re just going to have more homeless filling their spots....people will still go to California for the weather and access to freebies. And if they can get free housing now it’ll likely be a gold rush there.
I'd give it a month before it becomes uninhabitable.
Why not just put up Army tents, a mess hall, latrine etc.?
“... after Hurricane Katrina, the FEMA folks bought thousands of these...”
IIRC, FEMA paid around $75K each for them, and people were outraged. The FEMA trailers are NOT like typical 2 or 3 BR mobile homes with amenities. They are tiny, 2 wheeled tin campers, about 80 sq ft.
$75K was enough to buy a 3 BR HOUSE in many major southern cities at that time.
“In this case, with the druggie crowd, the unit will be uninhabitable in about two years, and considered a toxic unit, which requires some state or local group to take it to a special place to be melted or burned.”
In the late 70’s - early 80’s I managed a trailer park. For the most part the tenants were were good honest hard working people that bothered no one.
The ones I recall most were druggies. They literally took their mobile home apart on the inside. Not to remodel, they just took the walls apart. These were two separate groups a few years apart. They were nasty, cleaned nothing. Both mobile homes were abandoned and had to be hauled off as junk.
My point is, your comments are so correct. We are not talking about homeless people FEMA typically cares for after a hurricane. We are talking scum of the earth types that have that life style for a reason whether it be self inflicted, a result of the culture they live in, or for a reason they cannot cope with.
I remember that glut of unusable toxic FEMA trailers from the Katrina days also. I bet thats where Gavin obtained them, and probably at above retail price.