La. Studies Post-Katrina Housing In Miss.
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.