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Darryl Kinsey Jr.

Darryl Kinsey Jr.

Darryl Kinsey Jr. reports as part of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, an initiative of the Scripps Howard Foundation.

Wall Street investors pricing Americans out of last bastion of affordable housing

By: , and - January 19, 2021

In the spring of 2013, Holly Hook purchased a mobile home and moved it to Swartz Creek Estates, a manufactured housing community in Swartz Creek, about 10 minutes outside Flint. At the time, her plan was to become a full-time fiction writer. Knowing her income would remain modest for the foreseeable future, she wanted a […]

Legislative efforts to protect trailer park residents from eviction show mixed results

By: - January 19, 2021

The plight of residents in mobile home communities has caught the attention of state and federal lawmakers, who are working to craft legislation that would safeguard the rights of homeowners while helping to keep rents affordable. So far, the results have been mixed. The National Consumer Law Center says 15 states and Washington, D.C., have […]