We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ~Herman Melville
Providence Mobile Home Park was mentioned in The Virginian Pilot earlier this week, in an article by Roger Chesley entitled “Blue-collar set pinched as local trailer parks vanish.” The article highlights the uncertainty that accompanies mobile home park residency, primarily due to the struggling economy and eager developers interested in building housing that is often more expensive. There are around fifty trailer parks in the South Hampton Roads area that can be jeopardy in the future, leaving most residents without any affordable alternatives.
It is important for our community to be aware of the affordable housing predicaments facing the South Hampton Roads area. Everyone faces financial constraints of some kind so it is often easy for people to become consumed with their own housing worries. While the average family has an opportunity to downsize to meet their needs, however, those of lower income levels and many residents of mobile home parks have extremely limited options and their entire livelihoods are at stake.
A link to Chesley’s article can be found below: