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Associated Press, Published May 08 2013

FEMA housing numbers drop below 300 in Ward County

MINOT, N.D. — The number of temporary federal housing units still occupied in northern North Dakota's Ward County has fallen below 300.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency made more than 2,000 mobile homes available to residents displaced by historic Souris River flooding in June 2011. The Minot Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1414wPv) that the number of occupied units is now at 291.

FEMA last year extended the temporary housing program through this June, but the agency started charging rent in January.

FEMA also is selling some of the units to people living in them. As of May 2, the agency had finalized nearly 100 sales.

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Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.