Looks like with all the talk about park rent raises, here is an area that has wised up, see the value of what parks do ( around seattle). Says avg house cost 600k
Senior Planner of the city quotes:
“It’s a unique housing situation,” Anderson said. “It’s unsubsidized, single-family housing. If you’re addressing affordable housing, that’s a good place to start.”
With all the muck that has been getting thrown on lately… an area like Seattle will see the true harm of displacing of residents like the parks that HAVE been getting shut down.
Its happening all the time,
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Mobile-home-park-in-The-Woodlands-to-share-space-6548604.php Thats from a few years ago but part of a park got eaten up from a walmart.
This seems to be part of the counter argument of preserving affordable housing. You can calculate, if the land was 600 rents- 700 rents. Would the deal still have made sense.
Yes there is the issue of rent raises, the human component as well. But we have affordable housing in theory , where it exists, but then you have in practicality, some spots are too low and thus the value is a riper target , or more probable for re development.
If someone combed through the news articles , there are lots of these stories , but then what, you put together and article and its maybe not news worthy due to lack of sensationalism.
And there are good things that happen, operators have taken crap properties and made them nice to keep cities happy. But these seldom make mainstream news. I know at least i feel as i have a favorable relationship with with cities im in , they have been happy to see improvements etc. So there is def a disconnect with public perception and what is happening. Many people get that.
So what is the way to counteract this?
Is it worthwhile to enlist a journalist like the one who stayed in Franks park who might be open to documenting the flip side of the equation?
Or put together a package of what things look like before, what they look like after? resident testimonials?.
Some type of collective lobby so people know there is good here as well…