Posted on August 17, 2007

Lost in the shuffle of legislators packing their bags to go home was any big announcement of a HUGE victory for rural communities.

Senate Bill 1492/ House 1233, "The Solid Waste Management Act of 2007" was ratified and presented to Governor Mike Easley on August 3rd.  The bill focused

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Posted on August 16, 2007

Time is running out for residents of the Lazy Mountain Trailer Park in Eagle River, Alaska. Notice has been given and residents must be gone by October 1st. Park owners plan to sell the 10.65 acre property, which is located on the outskirts of Anchorage, to developer Connie Yoshimura.

Residents must find a new place to put their homes or else relinquish them

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Posted on August 15, 2007

A 16 photo multimedia presentation by the Associated Press conveys a lot about the developing confrontation in Thermal, California between Harvey Duro and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The BIA wants to close down Duro's large land-lease mobile

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Posted on August 14, 2007

An article in the latest Annals of Emergency Medicine reports that incidence of suicide attempts among residents in post-Katrina parks are 79 times higher than rates among the general public. The study surveyed residents in 92 different FEMA communities.

NPR has published an interesting radio piece to follow up on

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Posted on August 14, 2007

The construction of a new bridge threatens to wipe out several mobile home parks in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to connect

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Posted on August 13, 2007

Harvey Duro, owner of a park that houses 4,000 farmworkers in Thermal, California, has decided to respond publicly to efforts to close his park. The park is known as Duroville.

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Posted on August 13, 2007

Leaders of North Carolina's affordable housing and community development groups will view a presentation of This is My Home on Thursday, August 16th in Raleigh.

The Governor's Housing Coordination and Policy Council exists to  serve as a forum for new ideas in housing policy.

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