State must do its part to solve Miss. housing crisis

Full story: The Clarion-Ledger

In the wake of Katrina, Mississippi needs a bold affordable housing rebuilding program comparable to the monumental U.S. Marshall Plan that rebuilt devastated areas of Europe after World War II.
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Marion Neves

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Sep 19, 2006
 
I was wiped out in Biloxi, Mississippi and was a
renter. I bought two lots in Bayside Park hoping
to put a mobile home on that lot. I was then told
no because I did not have a mobile home on the lot
before Hurricane Katrina. I was told by the zoning
and permit department that I had to build a house. Now there are people that had mobile homes before are replacing them. Why? Please tell me why they are allowed to have a mobile home and I am not. It certainly cannot be for zoning purposes. What's good for one should be good for all. Something
smells rotten in Denmark or rather in Bayside Park
I am not talking about old run down trailers I am
talking about a new mobile home, that would be up to code. I can't afford to build a new house and
want to come home but can't. Where is the affordable housing. This is a crisis!!!
it would be be suseptiblesuseptiineputiiningI f I had one beforeno matter
what condition I could put one on the lots.
jessie

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Sep 19, 2006
 
The city doesn't want the old people there. Only the casinos want to bring in their people and you guys apparently are not wanted. Sad, but so Mississippi.
Marion Neves wrote:
I was wiped out in Biloxi, Mississippi and was a
renter. I bought two lots in Bayside Park hoping
to put a mobile home on that lot. I was then told
no because I did not have a mobile home on the lot
before Hurricane Katrina. I was told by the zoning
and permit department that I had to build a house. Now there are people that had mobile homes before are replacing them. Why? Please tell me why they are allowed to have a mobile home and I am not. It certainly cannot be for zoning purposes. What's good for one should be good for all. Something
smells rotten in Denmark or rather in Bayside Park
I am not talking about old run down trailers I am
talking about a new mobile home, that would be up to code. I can't afford to build a new house and
want to come home but can't. Where is the affordable housing. This is a crisis!!!
it would be be suseptiblesuseptiineputiiningI f I had one beforeno matter
what condition I could put one on the lots.
diane from the pass

O Fallon, MO

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Sep 20, 2006
 
It might be easier to get one from the auction web site,GSA Auctions. Watch out for the ones that say bad odor. The plain specs apear to be auctioning off at around $4,000.00 each. Thousands of these trailers live across the road from me. They are moving in and out at a dizzing pace. My prayers and sympathy are with those that need them.

this is copied from an earlier website..also i have noticed that a lady in bay st. louis (or waveland) named kathy johnson has assisted a lot of people. she is a volunteer. you can find her address also on earlier blogs.
Colleen from Gulfport

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Oct 11, 2006
 
I really hope and pray that our local and state government can get their act together and issue the Grant assistance more efficiently. I understand that they are worried about fraudulent claims, but if they go ahead and issue help promptly for the honest folks it might keep locals in the state instead of moving out of state because of lack of assistance and/or housing.
I know for a fact that there are fraudulent claims, but they should not hold us up from getting settled into our homes. If a crook slips through the system just penalize them to the max because from what I have heard they will be caught.
Jared from Kosciusko

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Oct 12, 2006
 
Land of the free? Brave?

If you own the property,then you just put that mobile home there anyway.Are you an armed(free) citizen? Because if the government demands what you dwelling you put on your property,then it is not really your property.It's theirs.

No free government was ever founded, or ever preserved its liberty, without uniting the characters of the citizen and soldier in those destined for the defense of the state.Such are a well regulated militia, composed of the freeholders, citizen and husbandman, who take up arms to preserve their property, as individuals, and their rights as freemen.-- Richard Henry Lee(founding father)
michelle Johnston

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Oct 24, 2006
 
Marion Neves wrote:
I was wiped out in Biloxi, Mississippi and was a
renter. I bought two lots in Bayside Park hoping
to put a mobile home on that lot. I was then told
no because I did not have a mobile home on the lot
before Hurricane Katrina. I was told by the zoning
and permit department that I had to build a house. Now there are people that had mobile homes before are replacing them. Why? Please tell me why they are allowed to have a mobile home and I am not. It certainly cannot be for zoning purposes. What's good for one should be good for all. Something
smells rotten in Denmark or rather in Bayside Park
I am not talking about old run down trailers I am
talking about a new mobile home, that would be up to code. I can't afford to build a new house and
want to come home but can't. Where is the affordable housing. This is a crisis!!!
it would be be suseptiblesuseptiineputiiningI f I had one beforeno matter
what condition I could put one on the lots.
I can tell you what is wrong, a new trailer today will not be new in five or ten years. I think all trailers should be banned. They are tacky and have drove down the property in Hacncock county for years.
JFK

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Oct 25, 2006
 
You would ban the people and the free market from making this product because its "tacky". hmmmmmm......

What if someone wants to build THEIR own trailer and put it on THEIR property? What if they just happened to want to sell it? What about poor folks who would be happy to actually own a trailer, rather than the bank owning a house they would "buy"?

This isn't the Soviet Union.Land is private, not public.You can't just tell someone what to put on their property for " the equal distribution of wealth" cough.. property value and scenery.
BNNC

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Oct 28, 2006
 
If you build ahouse it will not be new in ten years ither. It is not a trailer or a house that is tacky by it's existence- it is the people who live in it and the amount of pride they put into their property. Owning a house is the American dream, but Katrina and the insurance companies snatched that dream right out from under a lot of people on the coast. Would you prefer these people pull out and leave the area rather than stay? If enough people leave the coast there will be no tax base for the cities to survive.
As for Bayside Park, it is in the county and unless they have recently adopted stringent building codes it is my guess that it is a bunch of pompous asses that consider themselves better than others and spend their time judging others based on what they can afford.
Better to have a good neighbor in a "tacky trailer" then a bad one in a mansion.
Judy

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Nov 8, 2006
 
jessie wrote:
The city doesn't want the old people there. Only the casinos want to bring in their people and you guys apparently are not wanted. Sad, but so Mississippi.
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Hi, If you would like to sell the lots you purchased in bayside park I would love to buy them. We are a small construction company looking to build affordable housing in the Bayside park area. Please E-Mail me at baysideparkms@hotmail.com.
Judy

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Nov 8, 2006
 
Hi, I am presently purchasing lots in the Bayside park area. If you have a lot in Bayside park that you would like to sell please email me at
Baysideparkms@hotmail.com
We are a small company looking to provide affordable houseing in Bayside Park.
leaperpup

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Nov 25, 2006
 
I was shocked when I found out that Bayside Park even allowed mobil homes. When my parents and uncle bought lots there mobil homes were absolutely not permitted! There was also a minimum restriction on the size of home one could build -- 1,500 or 2,000 sq. ft.

Perhaps the policy is due to the fact that mobil homes, even with permanent anchors, are not as sturdy as stick or standard built homes . I live in a double wide that was constructed to withstand a cat. 2 or 3 hurricane but frankly, I don't think I would want to.

Good luck.
Paul Dudenhefer

Cabot, AR

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Jul 19, 2007
 
How much are lots selling for in Bayside Park?
Charlie Miller

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Sep 22, 2007
 
Judy wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi, If you would like to sell the lots you purchased in bayside park I would love to buy them. We are a small construction company looking to build affordable housing in the Bayside park area. Please E-Mail me at baysideparkms@hotmail.com.
Hi, I own 2 lots in
Bayside Park. Roughly which means "about" or "ballpark figure", about how much are they going for these days?

Thank you,

Charlie Miller jazzhorn@gmail.com

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