Nagin Reneges On FEMA Trailer Park Site

Just months after approving the FEMA trailer site, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has riled federal officials by halting all construction in the Algiers neighborhood.

With an election three weeks away, Nagin sided with the residents of Lakewood Estates, a community of spacious homes in the city's Algiers section, and suspended the nearly completed trailer project there and similar projects elsewhere in New Orleans.

The Lakewood Estates trailer park was meant to house 34 single women and their children who were left homeless by Hurricane Katrina, but area residents complained it was too close to their homes. The neighborhood association also sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency, seeking a permanent injunction against the project.

Full Story: New Orleans Mayor Blocks FEMA Trailer Park

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