Ok. Not a terrific option. How about:
...1.1 million units available in the South for less than $700 a month on average, according to Edgar O. Olsen, a housing economist at the University of Virginia. HUD has identified 65,000 of its housing units that could be used for short-term housing, spokesman Brian Sullivan said.
On Sept. 14, a unanimous Senate adopted an alternative to trailers, providing $3.5 billion in HUD rental vouchers to Katrina victims -- as much as $10,000 each for 350,000 families -- for six to 12 months.
A House proposal for 50,000 vouchers is pending, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said. GOP sources say they are waiting for a response from the Bush administration, which one official said is not expected until mid-October.