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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Posted on August 7, 2007

Abandoned manufactured housing continues to irk leaders of rural North Carolina.  This article in the Rocky Mount (NC) Telegram illustrates how two counties in eastern North Carolina are impacted.

The problem takes on many hues.  Not only does it discourage economic

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Posted on August 7, 2007

A large mobile home park in Riverside County, California may be closed by housing inspectors at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  BIA inspectors ordered repairs to the Desert Mobile Home Park in Thermal, California in 2004. The inspectors believe those repairs have not been made.

The park, known as Duroville, is located on the Torres Martinez Reservation. It

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Posted on August 6, 2007

Ocean Land Investments, a Florida-developer of housing communities, has withdrawn its $510 million offer to buy Briny Breezes Trailer Park in Briny Breezes, Florida.

The park consists of 488 lots. Most are owned by part-year residents from the Northeast. Each stood to receive more than $1 million from the sale. That would

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Posted on August 1, 2007

“When you are faced with a hundred senior citizens who might go homeless next year, you act quickly to find solutions,” says King County (Seattle, WA) Councilmember Reagan Dunn. 

Dunn and fellow Councilmember Larry Phillips  introduced a motion for the County to identify alternatives to stop the closure of mobile home parks in the area.  The need for action derives from the parks' ability to provide a source of affordable housing that cannot otherwise be duplicated for the same cost. 

They are acting in response to the impending closure of Wonderland Estates on the

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