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FEMA Sending Out Rebate Letters for Some Trailers

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July 14, 2009 by   Leave a Comment

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending out 1,385 rebate letters to 2005 hurricane victims who paid more than $5 for their federally issued trailers or mobile homes.

Last month, the Obama administration announced that, as part of efforts to avoid large-scale evictions of people still in the units, they’d allow for recreational park trailers or park model trailers to be purchased for $1 and mobile homes for $5, according to the Associated Press.

As a matter of fairness, the administration said it would offer rebates to those who’d previously paid more.

FEMA says the average range of cost paid for park models and mobile homes prior to the announcement was $8,500-$16,000.

Smaller travel trailers — over which concerns have been raised about formaldehyde fumes — are not eligible for purchase.

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