Today is Super Tuesday. The primaries today will allocate, at least for first ballots, the loyalty of many of the delegates for the upcoming Presidential nominating conventions. If the candidates were listening to residents and their advocates, what would we say?
Manufactured housing residents share a lot in common. They are systematically underserved by scores of institutions -- the financial markets, local zoning, and even in some cases by consumer protections.They represent about one in six households in North Carolina and about one in twelve nationwide. It is a huge voting bloc, if it was ever organized.
What issues would such a group seek? Keep in mind, I am talking about an agenda distinct from the manufacturers. That's an important set of concerns, too, but it is different. Oh, and it can be found here.
Going back to the resident agenda, it is not a simple question. For one, its unlikely that the group would unite under a common political party. Economically, many mobile home park residents would fall in moderate income groups. Others, particularly retirees, might have less income but higher than average levels of wealth. The Hispanic bias in the group might tilt them to Blue, but the rural and military demographics favors a shift to the Red.Regardless of the party, the notion of what their agenda would like remains. In the spirit of such a