The New Year means rental rates for flood victims who are still living in FEMA units.
Those numbers dropped again before the New Year though.
According to FEMA officials the number of occupied housing units fell from 599 to 566.
Here's how they break down, 121 remain on private sites, 83 are in commercial sites, while 333 are in the Virgil Workman Village on 55th, and 29 are in the Burlington Site.
Those rental rates are 641 for a two bedroom trailer and 945 for a three bedroom.
FEMA spokesman Brian Hivden says the agency has had 150 requests for reduced rental rates and is evaluating the now.
Hivden says though the agency is working towards the June 24th deadline when the extension to the FEMA Temporary Housing expires.
Brian Hivden, FEMA) "We are working with the city and with the Minot Housing Authority in trying to find potential solutions for residents that aren't able to purchase a unit aren't able to get back into their old home but we will certainly be working with people as long as really needs to get into a long term solution.
To this point 24 FEMA units from Ward County have been sold to private individuals.