Paradise officials have rescinded an emergency ordinance that allowed property owners to temporarily live in trailers or RVs on their burned-out land. The move came after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warned that the town risked losing $1.7 billion in cleanup funds if it allowed people to live on properties with debris or hazardous material. We'll discuss the decision and hear what options people have in a region with a severe housing shortage.
Citing FEMA Funding, Paradise Disallows RVs on Uncleared Property
Sonja Hutson, reporter, KQED News
Michael Jenkins, lives in an RV on uncleared land in Paradise
Ken Higginbotham, Federal Emergency Management Agency, spokesperson
Melissa Schuster, Paradise town council member; lives in an RV on her burned-out property