In response to The Bee’s “Living in Misery” investigation: Substandard conditions are also a concern in mobile-home parks, and not much is being done to solve problems there.
Management, owners and the state will not do anything about most of the complaints. I know this because I live in a park that at times has had very negative nicknames. Rules or laws are seldom enforced in mobile home parks.
There are at least 18 empty spaces or abandoned homes in this park. I am surrounded by empty fields that sometimes have weeds, grass as tall as 2 feet high, empty homes, neighbors’ overgrown yards, and back yards constantly used for storage and junk piles.
Selling is not an option, as I tried to sell my home for seven years. For most people who live in substandard housing situations, agencies or programs can be of some benefit.
In a mobile-home park, one is powerless when it comes to getting help.
Teri Holt, Fresno