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N.O. Council: Time to oust FEMA trailers

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Posted: Sep 21, 2010 8:13 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: New Orleans, FEMA, Trailers, Hurricane Katrina

Several New Orleans City Council members say that, more than five years after Hurricane Katrina, it's time to get rid of the 260 or so FEMA trailers remaining in the city.

The Times-Picayune reports that Housing and Human Needs Committee members say the trailers spoil the city's image of recovery, and suggested a Jan. 1 deadline.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency installed more than 23,300 trailers across the city after Katrina.

Councilman Jon Johnson, whose district includes hard-hit eastern New Orleans and the Lower 9th Ward, says people don't like having the trailers next to their rebuilt homes.

He and other council members agreed that families still in trailers must get the help they need to find decent housing.

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