Wednesday, February 08, 2006

10,000+ Mobile Homes Stockpiled in Hope, AR

I can't believe the national media has not picked up on this one yet: Arkansas Congressman Mike Ross has written three letters to FEMA's interim director since December asking why 10,000 plus mobile homes are being stockpiled at the Hope, Arkansas airport (pictured above.) FEMA hasn't yet answered his letters, although a FEMA employee recently contacted Ross's office to say they are fixin' to.

This news comes as FEMA is starting to stop paying for hotel rooms for Katrina victims who have not found housing.

Says Ross, “This is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard in all my life, and it makes me angry — angry as a taxpayer and angry for the victims of Hurricane Katrina...There’s no reason why FEMA — after five months — should not have been able to build some manufactured-housing parks.”

This was published in today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, but the article--unbelievably--is available by subscription only.

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Kimberly said...

Hi Ted. I found your blog while searching for information on post-Katrina housing relief.

When I went to the Democrat-Gazette's site, I was able to get the whole article by selecting the enhanced edition, then selecting Arkansas under the quick headlines in the left sidebar. I'd guess this is a bug in their software setup, but I'm glad it was there. Thanks for blogging about this; I'm going to do so, too.

meghansdiscontent said...

Ha ha ha ha ha.
I found you by searching Hope, Arkansas.
Only because I grew up there and got curious as to what kind of blogging it was receiving.
My family is still there.
My mother calls on a weekly basis to bitch about the damn trailers at the airfield.
WHAT is the government doing???

What's funny is that they've been there FOR.E.VER!