Are billionaire private-equity firms exploiting mobile home owners?

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  By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Beyond big cities, manufactured homes and mobile home parks are one of the few affordable housing alternatives for millions of Americans. But as small mobile home park owners sell to large real estate corporations, living conditions are deteriorating. At the same time, land rents continue to rise, according to one report in the Washington Post. The WaPo report is one of dozens I’ve read over the past several Continue ReadingAre billionaire private-equity firms exploiting mobile home owners?

Florida mobile home owners forced to move out

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Living on a low income certainly limits housing choices, especially in South Florida’s pricey Miami metropolitan area. With rents starting at $1,200 per month for a one-bedroom apartment, owning a mobile home in Sunny Gardens Mobile Home park seems like an affordable dream. For less than $50,000, a buyer gets A home with much more space, and a bit of control over decoration and improvements. But, mobile home Continue ReadingFlorida mobile home owners forced to move out