Inflation is everywhere, mobile home edition

In interviews with a dozen mobile home residents around the country, all said their rents had risen this year. Most reported increases of 10 to 25 percent, although some said monthly payments had doubled or tripled. Their options were increasingly limited, too: Many said they had bought trailers after being priced out of apartments, homes and condominiums and were now unsure of where to go next. They had used up their savings or taken on high-interest loans to buy manufactured homes with little resale value. Some were considering moving into motels, crashing with friends or living in their cars until they could find a more permanent arrangement.

That is from Abha Bhattarai at The Washington Post.  The article also cites the figure of $15,000 as the approximate expense (upper bound?) of moving from one mobile home park to another.  About twenty million Americans live in such homes.


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