Residents of Albemarle Mobile Home Park Forced to Relocate

Feb 9, 2013 Read more: NBC29 Charlottesville 103
Families in a mobile home park are outraged, claiming they are being forced to pack up and move with nowhere to go. Read more
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#85 Feb 13, 2013
The additional problems the residents face that actually own their mobile home is at least two fold: 1) the cost to move it can be thousands of dollars (often more than the worth of the mobile home), and 2) no place to move it to.

They are probably very worried, and they should be. Even the better mobile home parks (or RV parks) can change management and require different regulations or requirements (age of trailer, size of trailer, etc.). And they are at the mercy of management for the cost of lot rent.

But this should not be a big surprise to those who live there. Unfortunately, some folks assume others will fix things for them when it all goes wrong.
Teresa

Charlottesville, VA

#86 Feb 13, 2013
Some of the newer mobile homes are nicer than the stick built homes here for rent. We used to rent in Orange County. Our house had zero insulation. Some trailers (mobile homes) can have better insulation than a "house".
How can some of the older trailers even be rented? If the floors are rotten & the roofs are rusty, how are these places legally rented??
TIP

Charlottesville, VA

#87 Feb 13, 2013
Crackers on welfare gotta love.
TIP

Charlottesville, VA

#88 Feb 13, 2013
Crackers
SuzyQ

Alexandria, VA

#89 Feb 13, 2013
Teresa wrote:
Some of the newer mobile homes are nicer than the stick built homes here for rent. We used to rent in Orange County. Our house had zero insulation. Some trailers (mobile homes) can have better insulation than a "house".
How can some of the older trailers even be rented? If the floors are rotten & the roofs are rusty, how are these places legally rented??
You are making a good point! The property owner could have made that a better place, but choose not too for what ever reasons. Maybe he is greedy & didn't give a poop!!
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#90 Feb 13, 2013
SuzyQ wrote:
<quoted text>You are making a good point! The property owner could have made that a better place, but choose not too for what ever reasons. Maybe he is greedy & didn't give a poop!!
It's a loosing and expensive battle to keep up with uncarring trailer tenants that trash the property mercilessly. It's the people renting, not the landlord.
Not sure why C'Ville hasn't condemned this park a while back. There's a reason this has been allowed to lawfully exist for years in this condition. Wonder how many health and building codes are being violated.
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#91 Feb 13, 2013
Teresa wrote:
Some of the newer mobile homes are nicer than the stick built homes here for rent. We used to rent in Orange County. Our house had zero insulation. Some trailers (mobile homes) can have better insulation than a "house".
How can some of the older trailers even be rented? If the floors are rotten & the roofs are rusty, how are these places legally rented??
"Some of the newer mobile homes are nicer than the stick built homes" - that is, unless
there's a storm with high sustained winds or a microburst. You'll be relocated against your will.
SuzyQ

Alexandria, VA

#92 Feb 13, 2013
TIP wrote:
**** on welfare gotta love.
So what if you are on welfare. I could care less, honkie!
SuzyQ

Alexandria, VA

#93 Feb 13, 2013
TIP wrote:
****
Do you want soup with that, Honkie?
SuzyQ

Alexandria, VA

#94 Feb 13, 2013
Gnu wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a loosing and expensive battle to keep up with uncarring trailer tenants that trash the property mercilessly. It's the people renting, not the landlord.
Not sure why C'Ville hasn't condemned this park a while back. There's a reason this has been allowed to lawfully exist for years in this condition. Wonder how many health and building codes are being violated.
You are totally wrong! A good landlord would not allow the tenants to trash their property, they would give them a reasonable time to clean things up. If they didn't do this, they would evict them.
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#96 Feb 14, 2013
SuzyQ wrote:
<quoted text>You are an idiot. The last micro burst in Cville did not ruin any mobile homes, but it did damage quit a few stick built homes. There's nothing wrong with living in a mobile home!
SuzyQ, didn't mean to hit a nerve. Living in a pre-fab home isn't wrong, it's a much less expensive alternative to stick built construction. There are pros and cons to each home type - structural stength is just one of the factors.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#97 Feb 14, 2013
Gnu wrote:
<quoted text>
SuzyQ, didn't mean to hit a nerve. Living in a pre-fab home isn't wrong, it's a much less expensive alternative to stick built construction. There are pros and cons to each home type - structural stength is just one of the factors.
That microburst put a huge tree into my next door neighbor's bedroom on the 2nd floor and crushed most of another neighbor's entire home down the street, not far at all from this mobile home park. If this random act of god hit this park, it could have been as bad, or worse
http://goo.gl/IU1K7
fred

Norwalk, CT

#98 Feb 14, 2013
I wonder if the bad infrastructure happened to be in a more affluent neighborhood if it would be fixed.

I was reading comments about the woman who was killed by the train and overall most people felt they didn't care because she lived in a tent. These people live in more than a tent and the compassion is so overwhelming.

Because people don't live in the so-called home with the white picket fence - they are not worthy. NICE.

“Keeping life realistic”

Since: Apr 10

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#99 Feb 14, 2013
fred wrote:
I wonder if the bad infrastructure happened to be in a more affluent neighborhood if it would be fixed.
I was reading comments about the woman who was killed by the train and overall most people felt they didn't care because she lived in a tent. These people live in more than a tent and the compassion is so overwhelming.
Because people don't live in the so-called home with the white picket fence - they are not worthy. NICE.
short version-the property already has been slated for other projects, ones that will generate far more $ than a trashy trailer park. This would also apply is if it was a trashy home, or a trashy business. Nobody is saying it's bad to live in a trailer, but when you do nothing but encourage the stereotype, that is your problem. Drive past there today, and you'll see what I mean. From the road you can see at least 3 inop. vehicles and several truckloads of exposed trash. Live with pride, even if you don't own it.
beach bound

Vienna, VA

#100 Feb 14, 2013
Afro Incan wrote:
Many colored are being driven out of the cities due to the lack of respect by white man and the need to keep them at bay
No that was back in the civil war days. This is called get a job, clean up your act, home and quit expecting a hand out due to the color of your skin. Everyone has equal opportunity in life..it's what you decide to make of yourself. Quit your feeling sorry for yourself and better yourself! Oops I forgot go ask Obama he'll give you a hand out and tell you not to work but to live off of honest hardworking tax payers money!
not a hater

Charlottesville, VA

#102 Feb 15, 2013
I grew up in a mobile home, we lived in a mobile home park, but each lot was privately owned. Sure you'd have a land owner that owned 6-8 lots. We did have city water and sewer, and trash pick up. The mobile home park was zoned for mobile homes, so no matter what the lot owner decided to do with their 40x120 lot, it had to stay for mobile homes. That was in 1962, and its still a mobile home park, most of the lot owners have sold their lots to the owner of the mobile home that is sitting on it, so now the majority of people who own the mobile homes also own the lots. My parents worked in the service industry (restaurants)and got the best housing they could.

I went to college, and have a good job and a retirement account, and I own a house.
Amy

Charlottesville, VA

#103 Feb 15, 2013
Laughing at the fools wrote:
<quoted text>
short version-the property already has been slated for other projects, ones that will generate far more $ than a trashy trailer park. This would also apply is if it was a trashy home, or a trashy business. Nobody is saying it's bad to live in a trailer, but when you do nothing but encourage the stereotype, that is your problem. Drive past there today, and you'll see what I mean. From the road you can see at least 3 inop. vehicles and several truckloads of exposed trash. Live with pride, even if you don't own it.
I lived in a trailer in a trailer park when I was growing up. We took as much care of our lot and mobile home as I now take of my land and stick built home. Trash went where it was suppose to go, in cans for pick-up. If a car quit running, it certainly didn't sit in our yard. Your home, no matter where it is or what kind, is what you make it. Some places are dumps because landlords won't keep them up, but that doesn't mean a tenant has to live like they're in a dump sight.
real central va Marine

Charlottesville, VA

#104 Feb 15, 2013
not a hater wrote:
I grew up in a mobile home, we lived in a mobile home park, but each lot was privately owned. Sure you'd have a land owner that owned 6-8 lots. We did have city water and sewer, and trash pick up. The mobile home park was zoned for mobile homes, so no matter what the lot owner decided to do with their 40x120 lot, it had to stay for mobile homes. That was in 1962, and its still a mobile home park, most of the lot owners have sold their lots to the owner of the mobile home that is sitting on it, so now the majority of people who own the mobile homes also own the lots. My parents worked in the service industry (restaurants)and got the best housing they could.
I went to college, and have a good job and a retirement account, and I own a house.
just a quick question...Why don't you live in a mobile home now? Not being rude, just wondering why the MH is not acceptable to you any more.
Dude

Purcellville, VA

#105 Feb 15, 2013
not a libtard wrote:
<quoted text>
i do not give a rats butt who GAVE the phone away!! it is wrong!!
then don't participate in the program
not a hater

Palmyra, VA

#106 Feb 15, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>just a quick question...Why don't you live in a mobile home now? Not being rude, just wondering why the MH is not acceptable to you any more.
There's nothing wrong with mobile homes, we decided on a house. Had a mobile home been available when we were looking, and could fit 3 children, we may have considered it. But also was the feeling that I wanted to do better than my parents.

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