Today’s New York Times reports that FEMA trailers have re-appeared in the Gulf as a source of cheap housing for oil spill cleanup workers. Because the trailers were constructed with cheap materials, they have unsafe levels of formaldehyde.
That’s not the only place those things have landed. I’m traveling in the Dakotas and the hills on the reservations are dotted with these things. The GSA says they’re for “recreational use”, but the tribes who received them weren’t told that. They made the reasonable assumption that the government wouldn’t truck trailers from Texas as vacation homes for some of the poorest people in the US.