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Mobile Home Crisis in the News: The Power of Blogging

If you have picked up this week's Independent Weekly, you can't help but notice the cover story. Bob Geary has authored "Paradise Lost: Mobile Home Park Residents Caught in a Catch-22." Its a great story, highlighting the plight of 180 families at Homestead Village Mobile Home Park who are destined to lose their homes if the City approves a rezoning of their community.
The back story is that a lot of the credit for this is due to BlueNC! Blogging online leads to print sometimes, and without going into too many details, this is the case here. So, I want to lend a shout-out to BlueNC.

Homestead Village MHP under Threat

Over the next several days, Manufactured Housing Reader will present a series of sketches on individual Homestead Village Mobile Home Park residents. If the Raleigh City Council approves a re-zoning petition for the Homestead property, in a vote scheduled Aug. 5th, the park owner plans to move forward with a sale to individuals seeking to expel residents and re-develop the land to commercial property. Many of these residents have no recourse at all.

H1700 Evolves in House

Two changes were proposed to H1700 (Prevent Displacement of Manufactured Housing) today in the House. Neither will derail the bill from having a chance to be passed this year. Nonetheless, they represent some interesting changes.


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