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Temporary FEMA trailers coming to Rainbow

US Baskeball Academy will lease space for 17 units


About two acres of the 45-acre US Basketball Academy property will be designated for placement of 17 FEMA temporary housing (lower right of photo).

RAINBOW: Some area families should soon be able to return to living on the river again, after losing their homes in the Holiday Farm Fire last year. In an agreement between the Federal Emergency Agency and the US Basketball academy, 17 temporary trailers will be located on the eastern portion of the academy's property.

"Housing units for each household are chosen by FEMA based on the survivor family composition and needs, as well as to ensure that requirements for access or functional needs are met," according to agency spokesman Paul Corah. "The Mobile Housing Units (MHUs) will vary from two to three bedrooms with living area, kitchen, and bathroom space. First units will potentially be available to occupy by the middle of July."

"We were the last area to be approved for the housing mission and the last to strike a deal," said Jamee Savidge, Community Organizer with the McKenzie Community Development Corp.. "It's long overdue. The next step is securing long-term housing. "


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