Delays Plague Distribution of Trailers to Rita Homeless

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FEMA contractors have dubbed this trailer park near Baton Rouge "Renaissance Village." So far, FEMA has installed only about 2,400 trailers in Louisiana, a state that lost more than 200,000 homes in the hurricanes. Scott Horsley, NPR hide caption

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A FEMA trailer park

FEMA contractors have dubbed this trailer park near Baton Rouge "Renaissance Village." So far, FEMA has installed only about 2,400 trailers in Louisiana, a state that lost more than 200,000 homes in the hurricanes.

Scott Horsley, NPR

Trailers are still sitting in Gulf Coast dealerships even as thousands of people are still in need of housing, seven weeks after Hurricane Rita hit. FEMA says it is getting trailers to hurricane victims as quickly as possible, but the problem is finding places to put them.

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