The state of Mississippi hopes to start placing

The state of Mississippi hopes to start placing “Mississippi Cottages” — a version of the new urbanist Katrina Cottages — in three counties in June. Design specifications are currently being refined for the Mississippi Cottages and for two other alternative housing units, called the Park Model and the Green Mobile. Approximately 5,000 to 7,000 travel trailers distributed to Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be replaced by the new units. FEMA allocated $281 million to Mississippi for the alternatives to its usual emergency housing.