One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

[Port Sulphur, Louisiana; May 13. Image via Getty]

PORT SULPHUR, LA – MAY 13: Members of the Barthelemy family gather in the FEMA Diamond trailer park where they still live May 13, 2009 in Port Sulphur, Louisiana. Seven children and four adults from the family are still living in the FEMA trailer after their home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The trailer park used to house hundreds of families but a few still remain. They are still awaiting money from the federal Road Home program to purchase a new home. Approximately 2,000 families in the New Orleans metropolitan area still live in FEMA trailers nearly four years after Hurricane Katrina. Eighty percent of those still in trailers are homeowners who are unable to return to their storm damaged houses. May 1 marked the end of the Temporary Housing Program for Katrina victims as those still living in the trailers have been given a May 30 deadline to move out or face possible legal action. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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