MEMA cottages can stay in Gulfport, with restrictions

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The Gulfport City Council decided Thursday afternoon that MEMA cottages will be allowed as permanent housing within city limits.

The cottages can be used with some restrictions. All the neighbors living within a 160 foot radius of a cottage, must agree to allow it. The cottage must be owner occupied, and not rented to a third party.

Cottage owners must also have a foundation in place for the structure by May 1, 2009.