Retired FEMA trailers originally sent to house the displaced after Hurricane Katrina have found new purpose in a government programs that distributes them for use by local municipalities.
"The Federal Emergency Management Agency bought 145,000 trailers and mobile homes before and after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005. Many were never used, and during the two years after the storm thousands more were turned in after displaced residents found permanent housing."
"So FEMA has made more than 8,000 trailers and mobile homes available to state governments to distribute to local municipalities. Over the last year, Pennsylvania's Department of General Services picked up 223 new and gently used, fully loaded trailers and mobile homes."