At RV Daily Report, I saw a story that Wheeler Rental and Mobile Home Sales in Oklahoma bought hundreds of FEMA trailers at auction and is now offering them for sale. According to KOFR.com, "A regional FEMA office spokesperson says the units now being auctioned have passed safety guidelines, regarding formaldehyde concerns which developed after Katrina." Some have never been lived in and are still in the original boxes.
Shana Wheeler, owner, says that they will fit in older mobile home parks where space is an issue. They have some on display at their business, others are advertised on Craig's List.
Better they get some use than deteriorate and fall apart on the airport parking lot where they were being stored. I do wonder how much the taxpayers lost on this whole deal, though. I'm sure the prices they got at auction were much less than what FEMA originally paid for them. Maybe they will get to people who need low-cost housing at a lower price. We can hope. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak