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
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The Burnsville Land Community, a non-profit that represents residents of a 14-lot manufactured housing park in Burnsville, North Carolina, hopes to buy its park. They have purchased an option to buy their park for $300,000. You can see what it looks like in a short presentation created by CRA-NC. Click on "small" in the bottom left corner of the presentation window, and turn your sound on. You can enable captions in the bottom right hand corner.
Twelve of the fourteen homes in the park are owned by residents. The lot rents are low, and even after the purchase the lot rents will remain far below the price of a 2 bedroom apartment in the surrounding area.Read More