NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration will
offer $50 million in new housing vouchers and sell trailers for as
little as a dollar in a bid to avoid mass evictions of hurricane
victims still living in federally supplied trailers.
A senior administration official with knowledge of the plan spoke on condition of anonymity because the Department of Housing
and Urban Development plan wasn't going to be publicly released
until later today.
More than 3,300 households affected by hurricanes Katrina and
Rita in 2005 remain in Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers
and mobile homes in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
May 1 was the deadline to vacate.
Notices warned residents who remained after last Saturday that the homes could be repossessed.