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Precarious spot for mobile home owners as investors swoop in

Sep. 15, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colorado (AP) — When the time came for her to sell the mobile home park she and her son owned near Aspen, 89-year-old Harriett Noyes had two big offers and an even bigger decision: Take nearly $30 million from a developer who would likely evict her family and friends to build luxury homes, or sell...

Mobile home parks move from mom-and-pop to corporate

Sep. 15, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In the Aurora mobile home park where she lived for 16 years, eviction notices kept coming to Petra Bennett's door -- for unauthorized guests, lack of insurance, late rent. They were bogus threats to make the single mother leave. And eventually, she did. In Federal Heights, Karla Lyons'...

Mobile home parks help keep housing affordable in Aspen

Sep. 15, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colorado (AP) — While the existence of five mobile home parks in Colorado's wealthiest county might come as a surprise to some, they are actually an integral part of Pitkin County's affordable housing system. In fact, the city of Aspen first took steps in the early 1980s to preserve a mobile home...

The saga of Steamboat Springs' mobile home parks

Sep. 15, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — Christina Allevato Payton had a rare find in Steamboat Springs: a waterfront home for under $1 million. "I probably lived in a $2 million spot with an amazing view," she said. "It was on just one street, so it was a very friendly neighborhood. We were very closely knit....

Rising lot rents squeezing out mobile home park residents

Sep. 15, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colorado (AP) — Durango resident Dave Bray has lived in the mobile home park on Animas View Drive for more than 30 years, but in the next year he plans to move out of town because of rising lot rent. "There's a lot of us that would like to live and die here. . We are getting priced right out of...

Michigan police officer fired for Klan document seen at home

Sep. 12, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A white Michigan police officer whose house had an apparent Ku Klux Klan document on display and for sale has been fired. Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson says Charles Anderson was fired after a disciplinary hearing Thursday. Peterson says a redacted version of the inquiry report...

Libraries want public to protest publisher's e-book embargo

Sep. 11, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The American Library Association asked the public for help Wednesday to press Macmillan Publishers to rethink a planned embargo on electronic copies of new releases to public libraries. The publishing house recently announced that beginning on Nov. 1 it will allow library systems to...

2 cited for trespassing at Leahy's office for F-35 protest

Sep. 10, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Two veterans concerned about F-35 jets coming to Vermont have been cited for trespassing during a sit-in at U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy's office in Burlington, Vermont. Police cited Rosanne Greco and Roger Bourassa after they sat in Leahy's office for a couple of hours Monday, trying to...

Group planning to covert old garage into apartments

Sep. 8, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont housing group is hoping to turn a run-down garage into a new apartment complex in the village of Bellows Falls. The executive director of the Windham Windsor Housing Trust told the Rockingham Select Board the trust has an option to buy the old concrete structure. The...

Treasury unveils plan to privatize Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Sep. 5, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has unveiled its plan for ending government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two giant mortgage finance companies that nearly collapsed in the financial crisis 11 years ago and were bailed out at a total cost to taxpayers of $187 billion. The...