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Ed Jewett
07-07-2011, 03:47 AM
Native Americans Now Living in Deadly FEMA Trailers; Thousands Already Distributed, More Requested

July 7th, 2011
Via: Seattle Times / AP: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2015519386_apfemahousingindiantribes.html

Wanda Tiger and her husband needed a new home after a long-term house-sitting arrangement came to an end. But for members of their American Indian tribe in rural Oklahoma, affordable housing options were few.

Then tribal leaders learned of an impossibly attractive offer: Mobile homes that had never been occupied were available from the government almost for free. They had stood vacant for years after being rejected as temporary housing following Hurricane Katrina.

To Tiger and members of other tribes, the homes seemed perfect, even luxurious.

“When you ain’t got nothing, you’re happy with whatever you can get,” said Tiger, a member of the Absentee Shawnee tribe who now lives in a three-bedroom home courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “They call them temporary homes, but hey, sometimes it’s your permanent home, and we’re satisfied with it.”

Nearly six years after the hurricane, the mobile homes that became a symbol of the government’s failed response are finally being put to good use. FEMA has quietly given many of them away to American Indian tribes that are in desperate need of affordable housing.

In the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane, FEMA bought thousands of temporary homes for $20,000 to $45,000 each – both mobile homes and travel trailers.

The mobile homes proved impractical in areas where power and water service had been destroyed. And some people living in travel trailers started to fall sick because the RVs had high levels of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical common in building materials.

Since then, it seemed doubtful that many of the mobile homes would ever be used. But on American Indian reservations, the offer of free housing has been welcomed, particularly among families who live in conditions so crowded that it’s not uncommon for a single mobile home to be shared by more than a dozen relatives.

Tribes have taken almost 2,000 of the government homes and requested more.

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Magda Hassan
07-07-2011, 05:18 AM
Modern day equivalent of giving them blankets with small pox. They've always wanted to get rid of those pesky prior occupants of the country. :hobbyhorse:

Peter Lemkin
07-07-2011, 06:58 AM
Exact same thing happening to Katrina victims in FEMA trailers. America [and to a lesser extent Europe] is saturated with formaldehyde [among other chemicals] that are carcinogens. Almost every piece of cheap furniture, carpet and even paper napkins/towels etc. contain formaldehyde - a known carcinogen. In the name of profit the corporations are poisoning the population and the Planet itself.

Keith Millea
07-07-2011, 03:26 PM
What's the problem?The Cock Brothers say don't worry........

Peters post #2