Posted on September 7, 2007

The Regulator Bookstore will host the next reading of This is My Home. We invite people to come out and see the book live. Adam Rust will show pictures from the book and talk about manufactured housing.

CRA-NC executive director Peter Skillern will host the evening.

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Posted on September 7, 2007

Residents at the Fox Ridge Trailer Park moved out of their homes on Aug. 31st, following a short notice that their park was closing.  Park owners RMN Enterprises closed the park in July.

The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader explains the story here.  What is sad is that this is hardly unusual.  It is just another day and another park closure.

Notice  a few things about this story.

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Posted on September 5, 2007

Birchwood RV Park in Durham, North Carolina has found a new way to put the flexibility and affordability of manufactured housing to use.

This park provides short-term leases for people who want a place to stay while they go to the hospitals in the Triangle.  Durham is home to Duke University Hospital, a VA Hospital, and to Durham Regional Hospital. Ten miles to the southwest is the UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital system.

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Posted on September 4, 2007

All Parks Alliance for Change is hiring a community organizer to work in mobile home parks.  What a great opportunity!

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Posted on September 4, 2007

Hickory Lane MHP residents in Minona, Wisconsin wish that they were afforded the same protections as their neighbors in Minnesota.

Park owners Dottie and Mansel Jones announced their intention to close Hickory Lane.  While developer Kevin Metcalfe has publicly discussed the possibility of buying the park, no other buyer has emerged.

In ruminating, Metcalfe talked about providing each household with approximately

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Posted on August 31, 2007

I have often thought that mobile home parks represent an exceptional opportunity for a community organizer.  If nothing else, mobile home parks usually offer a vibrant social network.  People really get to know their neighbors.

VISTA is going to hire a community organizer for just this opportunity.  The details of the job are listed here.

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Posted on August 31, 2007

The King County, Washington City Council has articulated a set of discrete goals for the area's mobile home parks. This follows work highlighted in an earlier blog entry about their efforts to tackle issues in mobile home parks.

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