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."

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