Mobile Home Parks Disappear Amid Real Estate Boom

Residents of mobile home parks being bulldozed to make way for new homes and apartments find they have no place to go.

"The 28-acre site northwest of Fort Lauderdale will be bulldozed and redeveloped as a community of town houses and apartments. That will mean a property tax bonanza for the municipality and more disposable income spent at local businesses â€" but no affordable housing for people of modest means. It's a familiar Florida story, one with a painful twist...For though state law assures homeowners of financial assistance if the land their mobile homes sit on is sold out from underneath them...the payment is often not nearly enough to cover moving costs. Moreover, even if homeowners...have the means, they might not find another mobile home park in the vicinity that will take them."

Full Story: Mobile Homes at a Crossroads

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
Woman wearing city map tote bag

City Shoulder Totes - New Cities Added!

Durable CityFabric© shoulder tote bags available from 9 different cities.
$22.00
poster

A Short History of America

From comic book artist Robert Crumb, poster shows how the built environment has changed throughout the decades.
$14.95