Here’s Why We Need Our Own Disaster Housing: FEMA Refuses Setting Up Trailers in New York

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Recently, The Observer reported on a secret plan the Bloomberg administration has been developing for years now to create a disaster housing model that suits the peculiarities of city living. The city has settled on a model built on stackable shipping container apartments, but the housing remains a few years away from being deployable.

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Still, some news yesterday reaffirmed the importance of the city developing its own disaster housing model, since national models may not work here, due to issues of density and open space suitable for installing the infamous FEMA trailer. Indeed, FEMA announced that it will not be setting up its own shelters in New York because there is not enough room, as WNYC reports.
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