Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mobile Home Residents Say They Can't Afford to Stay or Go

A Southern California city is fighting what one of its council members calls the deplorable conditions of its mobile home parks. This week, the El Monte City Council unanimously approved a rent stabilization ordinance which prevents park owners from charging what city officials call exorbitant rents. Most mobile home park residents are low and fixed income and say they’re stuck in their homes. Tenants’ rights organizations call them the most vulnerable residents of all. Pacifica KPFK’s Ernesto Arce files this report from Los Angeles.