FEMA Asks Trailer Users to Start Paying Rent

FEMA's trailers have become a symbol of FEMA's potential disorganization. Many remember the photos of FEMA trailers standing unused in parking lots, while citizens are in need of homes. Last year's fermalgyheide incident, involving FEMA trailers, did not help reduce this stigma. FEMA's trailer program has once again been thrust into the spotlight.

After last year's flooding, many Iowans were left either with homes in disrepair, or without home altogether. Many of these citizens were provided with a FEMA trailer. FEMA's trailers gave these displaced Iowans a place to live. Especially for citizens who either did not have flood insurance, or whose insurance was not sufficient to repair their homes. Continue reading about FEMA asking disaster victims to pay rent.

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Comment by Joey "BigShow" De Piano on November 1, 2009 at 5:37pm
Isaid it before and I stick to it ..Fema is the newest organized crime family to emerge..FEMA..FEDERAL EXTORTION MANAGEMENT AGENCY..we don't need them yet they are they are here to make us pay "protection" monies and live by their standards..can you say sopranos
Comment by BillySFCVFD on October 31, 2009 at 10:15am
C 723,

I was referring to Katrina and didn't recognize later victims. Everyone has different levels of loss and recovery. A year or two of recovery yes, beyond that the comfort of free sets in and motivation is out, with very few exceptions, like still owing on homes thay can't live in. God Bless all victims whom FEMA is trying to help. TCSS
Comment by Palmyra Chief Donaghey on October 31, 2009 at 12:39am
These trailers are meant to be used as temp. shelter..... if the red cross was to have given these folks cots to sleep on would they be responsible pain in the back? Sooner or later in a lot of cases people must help themselves. We see families lose homes and personal property all to often without insurance...... I have yet to see FEMA bring them temp. shelter.
Comment by BillySFCVFD on October 30, 2009 at 6:57pm
Why not charge rent now. It would provide motivation for those inhabiting a trailer to get proper housing. Heck it's been four years. The trailers were meant for temporary housing so displaced victims could get back on their feet but some must see it as a free ride forever. There are probably some victims that were never on their feet to begin with. TCSS

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