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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Posted on July 23, 2007

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.

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Posted on July 23, 2007

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!"

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Posted on July 21, 2007

Estimates say that Katrina has removed approximately 77,000 rental units from the stock of apartments in New Orleans. Many of those households that once rented are now in manufactured housing.

A story from the International Herald Tribune puts context to the numbers. The

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Posted on July 21, 2007

Following on a Washington Post report on Friday that FEMA officials attempted to cover up problems associated with formaldehyde in FEMA trailers, the Associated Press writes today that FEMA will begin testing for air quality.

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