Greensboro Mobile Home Residents Demand Meeting To Discuss Displacement

Greensboro Mobile Home Residents Demand Meeting To Discuss Displacement

11:04am Aug 24, 2021
Tenants and members of United Neighbors of Hiatt St. Mobile Homes Association could face displacement over proposed redevelopment in Greensboro. Photo courtesy Siembra NC.

A group of Latino residents in Greensboro is asking for a meeting with a property management agency to discuss a request to vacate a mobile home park.

Residents with the United Neighbors of Hiatt St. Mobile Homes Association have written a letter to the Family Properties management company demanding a meeting to discuss a request to vacate.

According to a news release from Siembra NC, the company sent a notice in July to the residents of the Jamison Mobile Home Park giving them until the end of September to move, or the end of August if they’re renting. Mobile home occupants say they fear displacement during the pandemic, despite the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention extending an eviction moratorium in counties with high COVID-19 infection rates.

According to the news release, the community is located near downtown, with many residents relying on public transportation for doctor’s appointments and grocery visits. Some mobile homeowners say there are no other places to move a trailer within city limits.

The Greensboro Planning and Zoning Commission recently approved a rezoning application that does not acknowledge the presence of the mobile home park, which houses 18 families.

A number of local advocacy groups are backing the residents in their effort to stay in their homes.

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