When North Carolina Governor Michael Easley expressed his concern about formaldehyde in FEMA trailers, he joined a long list of critics. Easley was only the latest and perhaps an unusual voice.Read More
The City of Fayetteville, North Carolina has proposed new minimum housing standards for the mobile home parks in its community. The rules would make parks uniformly nicer, although park owners are quick to say that they would be expensive.
The proposal comes from the Joint City and County Appearance Commission. A year ago, that same commission voted to ban the placement of mobile homes within city limits that were built prior to the HUD code.Read More
It is one thing to hear criticism about manufactured housing in places like Brookline, Massachusetts or Kensington, Maryland. You know, places where manufactured housing is seen as often as aberrant US spy satellites (and perhaps where they are as well-received).
It is another thing to hear criticism coming from one's backyard.Read More
While Proposition 98 got attention earlier, it is not the only item before California's voters in June that will consider the future of eminent domain in the Golden State.
Most significantly, an alternative exists to Prop 98 that comes without a concurrent impact for rent control in the Golden State. Proposition 99 is an alternative.Read More
Now that the Centers for Disease Control has affirmed long-held concerns about fumes in FEMA travel trailers, change could be coming in the Gulf Coast.
The CDC reports that it has completed tests of 519 travel trailers. Their survey found that formaldehyde fumes exceeded normal levels by a factor of five. About five percent of surveyed residents had breathing problems that the CDC attributed to the fumes.Read More
Resident-owned Communities USA, a new non-profit that will bring the New Hampshire model out to scale across the country, is hiring for two new positions.
These are not entry-level jobs.
ROC is seeking:
The jobs are posted on ROC's web site.