Mobile Home Park Are Fading Into History

Skyrocketing land values are luring mobile home park owners to sell out, leaving many low-income residents with few alternatives.
July 29, 2003, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"By 1990, there were 762,855 mobile homes in Florida, or nearly 13 percent of all the homes in the state. Florida still has more mobile homes (more than 850,000), and more mobile home parks (more than 2,600) than any other state.""But for the first time in 50 years, the numbers are changing.""Mobile home parks are not disappearing as fast as roadside attractions or drive-in theaters. But the 2000 census showed that for the first time since such records were kept, the percentage of mobile homes in Florida has dropped."

Thanks to David A. Hey Jr.

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Published on Monday, July 28, 2003 in The St. Petersburg Times


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