‘Sitting on a time bomb’: Mobile home residents at risk in red-hot housing market

In exploding housing market, land for mobile home parks is increasingly in demand for other projects, or park owners propose major rent hikes or changes in leases

By: - April 11, 2022 3:35 am
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A mobile home park in Sarasota, Florida. The average cost of a manufactured home in 2019 was about $82,000, according to a report by Manufactured Housing Institute, a trade organization representing the industry. But in an exploding housing market, that land is increasingly in demand for other projects, or park owners propose major rent hikes or changes in leases. Residents have few protections under a patchwork of state laws. (Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.

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