Trailer Trash

Cohn, Jonathan
September 2005
New Republic;9/26/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 13, p18
Focuses on how the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush will handle the housing needs of victims displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Hopeful signs that Bush has learned the lessons from a failed response to Katrina, including his appointment of someone with disaster experience to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); Estimate that the government will need to provide housing to 200,000 households; Program run by former President Bill Clinton after the 1994 Northridge earthquake; Details of FEMAS' housing plan, which consists of creating vast trailer parks with mobile homes--a situation likely worse for the victims than their situation before the storm.


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