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Katrina Cottages: Empty and Emblematic

Forty-five months after Hurricane Katrina, thousands of Gulf Coast residents face eviction from temporary government housing. Yet hundreds of taxpayer-funded homes remain unoccupied, bringing to light the bureaucratic mess that entangles the displaced.

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Permanence Eludes Some Katrina Victims
Article | GULFPORT, Miss. -- James Johnson can look across a grassy field here and see acres of empty pastel "Mississippi cottages," each house an architect's vision of how government can provide safe, low-cost and permanent housing to families made homeless by Hurricane Katrina nearly four years ago.

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