Deadline for FEMA Trailers Draws Protests

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A proposed deadline for Biloxi residents to vacate FEMA trailers for permanent housing is drawing protests from numerous advocacy groups.

Biloxi Community Development director Jerry Creel said the city council votes Tuesday on the ordinance that sets a tentative 60-day deadline for compliance. Creel said the trailers do not meet building codes for hurricane safety.

Trinh Le of the Hope Community Development Agency said advocacy groups are urging council members to vote against the ordinance. She said some residents have nowhere else to live.

Creel said there are 41 trailers in the city.

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