A possible donation of used trailers for Florida Keys residents made homeless by Hurricane Irma may come with too many strings, Monroe County staff plans to advise county commissioners today.

“While the donation of used travel trailers may provide an option for additional temporary housing opportunities, there may be issues with the county accepting the travel trailers,” says a planning department agenda report to county commissioners.

FL Key News reported that state emergency-relief officials in November asked the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) about the possibility of acquiring travel trailers previously used for temporary housing for possible use in Monroe County and three other Florida counties battered by Irma Sept. 10.

“In particular, housing resources in Monroe County are extraordinarily limited due to strict growth restrictions, floodplain management requirements, lack of affordable housing and competition with winter vacation and spring-summer tourist season timelines and rental pricing,” says a FEMA response.
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