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.Read More
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 paidRead More
The BBC has posted an excellent set of documentary photographs. They attempt to get across the frustrations of residents living in a FEMA community in Baker, Louisiana.Read More
Wednesday's reading at the Internationalist is picking up steam. It looks as if Chris Estes, Executive Director of the North Carolina Housing Coalition, as well as both Lewis Dancey and Neill Goslin of the Self-Help Credit Union, will be on hand.
The Independent is excited, too. Editors have pegged our reading as an "IndyPic!"Read More
The Washington Post is reporting today that FEMA has suppressed reports of toxic levels of formaldehyde in FEMA trailers set up after Katrina. The reports come out of work done by the Sierra Club since 2006. Data suggests that levels reached 75 times beyond what the law considers the maximum safe level to be for workers.Read More