TITLE

Disposable domiciles

AUTHOR(S)
Popkin, James; Ferguson, Greg
PUB. DATE
October 1993
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;10/25/93, Vol. 115 Issue 16, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses a 1988 law that encourages owners of erosion-threatened waterfront homes to demolish their habitable abodes and collect big federal insurance checks instead of moving them out of harm's way. Also reports on McDonnell Douglas who improperly billed the government for $3 million in photo-lab expenses. Theory behind the amendment to the National Flood Insurance Act; Percentage of affected homeowners who have chosen to destroy their houses.
ACCESSION #
9310197546

 

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