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Abandoned Mobile Homes Plague N.C.

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There are 40,000 abandoned mobile homes in North Carolina, according to information compiled by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. By 2020, the number is expected to double. County officials, lawmakers, and housing advocates are concerned about the problems they present, such as public health, environmental, and safety issues. At present there is no uniform state law under which counties can seize them. Money is also an issue because disposal of a mobile home can cost from $800 for a single one to $1,500 for a doublewide. A state law to give the counties seizure rights is currently stalled in committee because of objections from the manufactured housing lobby.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 23 Issue 49, Dec 2006, p14-15, il