The crisis that may befall the 160 residents at Homestead Village Mobile Home Park in North Raleigh does not have to be a regular problem. Solutions exist in many states to address this very problem. North Carolina ought to think about what it can do, because safeguards can be applied to protect our citizenry living in mobile home parks.
To review, the residents at Homestead Village will be kicked out of their homes in the near future if the City of Raleigh goes ahead with a proposal to rezone the 38.5 acres in their park to mixed use commercial. Such a rezoning is the request of a buyer for the land who would presumably build shops, offices, and mixed use on the site. It is located on a sought after part of land near Capital Boulevard in North Raleigh.Read More