Photography: FEMA's Chainlink Cities: Renaissance Village II
Two years after Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans, there are still over 1,000 people living in the sprawling Renaissance Village trailer park in Baker, Louisiana. Recently, the New Orleans housing development organizations HANO and HUD took over management of the property.
Today, thousands of families are falling victim to lung disease and cancers, the after effects of formaldehyde poisoning and high levels of arsenic in the trailers' processed wood and particle boards. After living in these toxic tin cans for over 2.5 years, FEMA states everyone will be removed from the property.
July 2008: Families interviewed for this series have since been moved into government subsidized apartments across Louisiana.