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FEMA Trailer Lot Emptying Out

FEMA Trailer Lot Emptying Out

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A fixture in housing in the Minot area over the past two years is slowly disappearing.

The temporary housing unit - or FEMA trailer as we have known it - is no longer a part of FEMA.

As of this month, all of the units that had been owned by FEMA and loaned or rented to residents recovering from the 2011 flood have been sold.

FEMA trailers that weren't purchased by people living in them long-term, were sold through auctions operated by the government's GSA.

That means the stock of units sitting at the State Fairgrounds in Minot will slowly disappear as new owners pick them up for delivery to their new locations.

(Brian Hvinden, FEMA Spokesman) "Some of these have been donated to tribal nations and other governmental bodies and so they're going all over the country - some even as far away as Alaska. And then also a large number were sold via auctions from GSA and those also are going all over the country."

At the height of FEMA's mission to help people left homeless by the 2011 flood, there were more than 21-hundred temporary housing units in use in the Minot area.

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