Posted on July 26, 2007

In an all-too familiar case of unintended consequences, a land-lease community in Licking County, Ohio will close after county health department inspectors demanded that a park owner make improvements to the park's electrical system.

County inspectors asked Rex Masterson,owner of Felumlee Mobile Home Court,

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Posted on July 26, 2007

Fleetwood reports that it lost 61 cents a share for the quarter and $1.41 a share for the last year.  Most of the loss is attributed not to manufactured housing, though, but instead to its travel trailer division.  In fact, Fleetwood finds that manufactured home sales are still strong in the Southeastern United States.

The declining sales in travel trailers reflect the one-time jump that occurred after FEMA ordered so many units to take care of households affected by Katrina in 2006.

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Posted on July 26, 2007

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Thanks to every one who came out on Wednesday to the Internationalist to see a presentation of This is My Home.

It was a good turn out -- enough to fill the room and then some!  CRA-NC staff was

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Posted on July 25, 2007

Just a reminder, that tonight there will be a reading at the Internationalist Bookstore in Chapel Hill.  The reading begins at 7.

The Internationalist is located at 405 W. Franklin St.  Parking is onstreet.  There are also spots on Rosemary and it the surface lots along Franklin.

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Posted on July 25, 2007

The St. Paul Pioneer-Press notes that 17 mobile home parks closed in the last year in Minnesota.  That amounts to about 2 percent of the state's manufactured housing parks.

North Carolina, by contrast, had 4,046 parks the last time the state's

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Posted on July 24, 2007

The ACLU has written a letter to the owners of Wales West RV Park in Silverhill, Alabama asking them to cease the practice of not allowing residents with HIV to use the community pool, showers and other common facilities.

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Posted on July 23, 2007

Rep. Susan Fisher has sponsored a bill in the North Carolina General Assembly that would support residents when their land-lease communities are sold. H1700 would give residents a 60 day period in which to match any sales offer. It would also provide a tax credit to owners who sell their communities to residents.

In May, Minnesota passed a law creating the Minnesota Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund. This law will guarantee that upon a park closure, residents will get "reasonable compensation" to move their home. If it cannot be moved, then the fund will purchase their home.

Funding for the the MMHRTF comes from an annual $12 per household dues paid

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