After hurricanes, mobile home owners battle spiked rents

For now, residents' best hopes are to fight eviction with the help of Legal Aid of North Carolina and North Carolina Justice Center lawyers.

News Story (North Carolina)

Amanda Morris
Christian Science Monitor
July 9, 2019

Tags: Disaster Recovery, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC)


Legal Aid attorney Nicole Mueller said lawyers can’t prevent Time Out from raising rent, but that issues surrounding Time Out could turn into an anti-trust class action case.

Because of the housing shortage, Mr. Gunter said entire communities are being displaced. In Schoolview, Mr. Lesane said he is leaving, and so are a lot of his neighbors, including his sister and his cousin. But before he can leave, Mr. Lesane needs several thousand dollars to move his home. So far, he said he’s saved about $800 and deposited $100 to hold a lot spot in a mobile home park down the road.