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No Way To Treat Our People: FEMA Trailer Residents 30 Months after Katrina- Louisiana Justice Institute/Children's Defense Fund

No Way To Treat Our People: FEMA Trailer Residents 30 Months after Katrina- Louisiana Justice Institute/Children's Defense Fund

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No Way to Treat Our People serves as a Call to Action. It is an indictment of our
failed response efforts to this disaster, and provides an opportunity for those willing to listen, to hear the voices of those left behind in FEMA trailers.
No Way to Treat Our People serves as a Call to Action. It is an indictment of our
failed response efforts to this disaster, and provides an opportunity for those willing to listen, to hear the voices of those left behind in FEMA trailers.

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NO WAY TO TREAT OUR PEOPLE:
FEMA Trailer Residents 30 Months after Katrina
 
 
 
Page 1 No Way to Treat Our People
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MISSION AND PURPOSE
………………………….………………………………………………………………………….2
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
……………………………….………………………………………………………………………3
FOREWORD
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….4
PART I. BACKGROUND ON FEMA TRAILERS IN LOUISIANA
……………..5
I
NTRODUCTION
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5
2008 L
OUISIANA
J
USTICE
I
NSTITUTE
FEMA T
RAILER
O
UTREACH
P
ROJECT
……….7
PART II. CRISIS ON THE GULF COAST: HOUSING AND HEALTH
..8
N
EED
 
FOR
R
EPLACEMENT
H
OUSING
………..…………………………………………………………………………………….9
A Lack of Resources
………………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….9
A Lack of Affordablility
….…..……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….11
N
EED
 
FOR
H
EALTH
C
ARE
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..12
The Deteriorating Mental Health of Trailer Residents
………………………………………………………………..12
The Deteriorating Physical Health of Trailer Residents
….…………………………………………………….14
PART III. STORIES FROM FEMA TRAILER PARK RESIDENTS
………....15
R
ENAISSANCE
V
ILLAGE
T
RAILER
P
ARK
FEMA’s Dirty Secret in Baker, Louisiana
…………………………………………………………………………………...15
S
EPARATE
 
AND
N
OT
E
QUAL
Segregation for Disabled Residents in Port Allen, Louisiana
……………………………..……………………….21
Stories from Port Allen, Louisiana
………………………………………………….………………………………………………….23
ROAD TO NOWHERE —Tens of Thousands of Homeowners Still in Trailers
……..…………………………………………………………….25
Stories from Homeowners Living in FEMA Trailers in New Orleans
………………………………………25
PART IV. CALL TO ACTION FOR FEMA TRAILER RESIDENTS
…..….27
 

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