8 Years On: 2011 Disaster Temporary Housing Being Reused

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Fukushima, March 5 (Jiji Press)--Temporary makeshift homes for disaster evacuees are being reused in many ways after they served out their role following the March 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami.

The repurposing of such homes leads to effective use of materials and a reduction in ballooning disposal fees, people familiar with the matter say.

Temporary housing for evacuees leased from companies must be returned to its owners, while homes acquired by local governments can be reused.

Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures and other local governments have started to provide other municipalities with materials from used homes for free upon request.

The Fukushima prefectural government and the municipal government of Tono, Iwate Prefecture, have turned some of their temporary evacuee housing into permanent public housing for those displaced by the March 2011 disasters.

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