Monday, February 18, 2008

Report on FEMA Trailer Residents in Louisiana Forthcoming

The Louisiana Justice Institute will soon publish a report based on the data that we gathered during our January 2008 FEMA Trailer Survey & Outreach Project. Student Hurricane Network law student volunteers from across the country assisted LJI in carrying out a comprehensive survey and outreach project in early January 2008. The law student volunteers passed out our Local Resource Guide, provided information on HUD and FEMA rental assistance programs and interviewed FEMA trailer residents in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, as well as residents of the Renaissance Village Trailer Park in Baker, Louisiana. The volunteers spoke with over 500 residents total in January 2008.

For some recent media coverage on FEMA trailer residents in Louisiana, please see:

Scientists scrutinize materials used in making FEMA trailers amid ...
International Herald Tribune - France
... meaning they are on fixed incomes and cannot easily find affordable housing, said Tracie Washington, president of the Louisiana Justice Institute, ...

Scientists Closely Examine FEMA Trailers
The Associated Press - Feb 16, 2008
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While the Federal Emergency Management Agency rushes to move thousands of Gulf Coast storm victims out of government-issued trailers, ...

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