Alabama families move out of FEMA housing

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - All Hurricane Katrina victims in Alabama have moved out of temporary housing or bought their government-provided homes under pressure from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA spokesman Terry Ingram said the agency completed its mission on June 19.

FEMA announced in April that that it was ending the housing program and that 19 Alabama households - 17 in Mobile County, one in Washington County and the other in Montgomery County - would have to leave by the beginning of May.

Ingram said all have either found rental housing or purchased a home, including eight who bought their FEMA mobile homes.

FEMA said the program had already run more than two years past its anticipated 18-month lifespan.

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