The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that they will put a halt to mass evictions of residents in the temporary trailer camps established after
Hurricane Katrina. The residents had faced eviction on the grounds that their homes were given to them as short-term housing and not for longer-term stays.
The ruling affects approximately 3,000 families. More than 40,000 families in Mississippi are living in FEMA trailers or mobile homes.
Many of the trailer camps in the area exist under the framework of temporary zoning variances.