PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — Federal and Louisianaofficials, looking for housing solutions for Isaac-damaged parishes, are studying post-Katrina housing built in Mississippi.

Jon Mabry of the Mississippi Development Authority's Disaster Recovery Division led a tour of post-disaster housing complexes Wednesday, answering questions for representatives of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, FEMA and Louisianadisaster recovery housing.

After Katrina, The Sun Herald reports MDA administered a variety of disaster housing programs using HUD Community Development Block Grant money.

Mississippi cottages -- modular homes funded as a pilot program through FEMA -- were incorporated into some of those programs.

Housing components are connected from the roof down to the foundation, providing further protection from hurricanes. The cottages also are energy efficient.