Mobile Home Residents Running Out of Time

The Salt Lake Tribune has a piece today regarding the eviction of residents in a Midvale Mobile Home Park, resembling the simlar continuing saga of the Cottonwood Heights Mobile Home Residents being evicted. A developer has bought the land (sound familiar?) and plans to build townhomes on it. Residents have until January 31 to leave. Many are on fixed incomes and cannot afford to move their mobile homes. And they don’t know where they will be able to find housing.

What a travesty. I think that if developers are going to be permitted to purchase such land, there should be a clause that requires the developer to provide aid to the residents to move into affordable housing instead of leaving residents “out in the cold”, so to speak.

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