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America’s Last Affordable Housing Is Under Threat

  • Dipublikasikan tanggal 14 Agu 2022
  • Across the US, corporate buyers are purchasing mobile home parks and driving up rents for those on the brink of being homeless. VICE News went to Fresno, California, where one such company is attempting to buy a park called Trails End, and residents fear the worst.
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Komentar • 14 032

  • Jeff Go
    Jeff Go Bulan Yang lalu +2703

    You know things are getting bad when people can’t even afford a trailer

    • The Online Animal
      The Online Animal 6 hari yang lalu

      @Lonnie D. just because it's legal dosnt make it honest. Slavery used to be legal afterall.

    • Lonnie D.
      Lonnie D. 6 hari yang lalu

      @The Online Animal no laws broken it's an agreement you enter in the fine print when you select ok... What's it matter? If you have been born in the us, have a DL, a SSN, walk into any public establishment w cameras, registered to vote or anything, use the internet, anyone (government) will find you and know absolutely everything about you... Anyhow you have a business right? If so what is is registered as? Sole, llc, s. Corp, corp?

    • The Online Animal
      The Online Animal 6 hari yang lalu

      @Lonnie D. have you seen how those companies behave. The inavde privacy and sell your information to 3rd parties. They are FAR from honest.

    • Lonnie D.
      Lonnie D. 6 hari yang lalu

      @The Online Animal facebook, Microsoft, amazon right off the top of my head. Don't be pissed BC the taxes favor the rich and they use they system to their advantage... Let me ask you, you have a business right?

    • The Online Animal
      The Online Animal 6 hari yang lalu

      @Lonnie D. that's what they show on paper. Sure. But jo honest man makes a Billion dollars. Maybe a single man can make a business to pass down to his kids. And grand kids might grow that big honestly. But one man making a billion dollars. I don't care what fancy words they use. It ain't honest.

  • Zavi 19
    Zavi 19 22 hari yang lalu +196

    The reporter for this story did an amazing job. Screw these corporations buying up property and homes to artificially inflate home prices. Laws and regulations need to be made on this.

    • Leahflower
      Leahflower 12 hari yang lalu

      @LA Prepper I knew someone from East Germany they had guaranteed housing under communism honestly we need to have that too

    • Leahflower
      Leahflower 12 hari yang lalu

      I just saw the John Steinbeck movie in dubious battle it took place during great depression in Cali and nothing even seems that different

    • AN JR
      AN JR 19 hari yang lalu +2

      @LA Prepper I'm sure they'd buy a home if they could.

    • 1cont
      1cont 19 hari yang lalu +1

      Do you see that the value of having a safe place to live is the reason for the price increase.

    • LA Prepper
      LA Prepper 19 hari yang lalu +2

      The cost of life always increases based on national monetary policy. Most landlords aren’t evil and making a profit on business is to be expected. If you want a stable rent price buy a home. Trailer parks are terrible because lot rent is always $500-$1000 a month even if you own the trailer

  • Marc Nystrom
    Marc Nystrom Bulan Yang lalu +576

    I sell mobile homes for a living and my parents have owned the company for 30 years. Corporations acquiring the parks have been horrible. They run the park like a dictatorship with no leniency and Jack up the lot rent sometime 300-400 when they come in. They exploit the people who need the financial support the most. It's disgusting.

    • J. A. Broc
      J. A. Broc 11 jam yang lalu

      @anarchy deluxe a corolla used to be $2500 now its $23,000. Is that over charging the poor? Is that worse?
      Sit down my socialist child. The adults are speaking.

    • anarchy deluxe
      anarchy deluxe 13 jam yang lalu

      @J. A. Broc you realize that's worse, right?

    • J. A. Broc
      J. A. Broc 15 jam yang lalu

      @anarchy deluxe they're not over charging poor people... They want a new clientele!

    • anarchy deluxe
      anarchy deluxe 15 jam yang lalu

      @J. A. Broc no matter how you slice it, overcharging poor people juat because you can is evil

  • Turd Ferguson
    Turd Ferguson 29 hari yang lalu +68

    I moved into an apartment 5 years ago for $530.00 a month, which included the utilities. They sold out to another company and raised the rent to 850 a month and told me that I have to also pay the utilities, effectively doubling the cost of living. Nobody but section 8 residents were able to afford the apartments anymore after that. Seems like what they're doing is turning the working class into the homeless class and the homeless class into the exterminated class.

    • Luz María
      Luz María 19 hari yang lalu +2

      You’re absolutely right. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • KillaCAMTV
      KillaCAMTV 25 hari yang lalu +4

      Wow 😮 I never looked at it like that

  • Joseph Clark
    Joseph Clark Bulan Yang lalu +91

    This is literally happening to the park I live in. A bunch of people literally abandoned their homes. The rest of us where forced to sign new leases and surrender our rights under the landlord tenant act. They then started evicting my neighbors.

    • theCosmicQueen
      theCosmicQueen 10 hari yang lalu +2

      they can' t have you sign away rights that are in t he laws. Those are invalid terms. You should seek legal help fo r the whole group. Leases must conform to the laws, they aren't allowed to change them or violate rights. They will probably have to rewrite thier lease. If they retaliate, you can usually sue them, but maybe even sue them now, and make them pay.

    • oRiGiNaL SWeDiES
      oRiGiNaL SWeDiES 22 hari yang lalu +6

      I would talk to an attorney immediately. Being forced to sign a new lease stating you surrender your rights is coercive, because otherwise you face immediate homelessness. How disgusting!

    • Alive&BoldTV
      Alive&BoldTV 27 hari yang lalu +1

      That is terrible! I’m sorry 😢

    • Chikato 710
      Chikato 710 Bulan Yang lalu

      @Allan Trujillo naaah he's joking

    • Allan Trujillo
      Allan Trujillo Bulan Yang lalu +2

      Are you serious

  • Christy Turley
    Christy Turley Bulan Yang lalu +1494

    My mother-in-law and her entire mobile home park once they found out their mobile home park was up for sale all the residents took out a loan together and added it to their space rent (which was only a extra $125.00 a month for my mother-in-law, some paid more depending on the size of their mobile home) and they bought the mobile home park! It took 3 years to pay off the loan. It is a mobile home park located in California. So I wish someone who understands finances could’ve helped these low income mobile home residents figure this out. My mother-in-law was definitely low income and they all were helped by one of their own residence within the park to become the owners of the land instead of just owning their mobile homes.

    • anarchy deluxe
      anarchy deluxe 15 jam yang lalu

      Hell yeah!

    • Kyle Gray
      Kyle Gray 11 hari yang lalu

      you dont even need a big background in finance or accounting or anything like that to do this kind of stuff though, its very basic math.... it just takes coming togethor and working togethor. people dont do that anymore though, they keep to themselves, stay inside, keep there heads on their phones. nothing changes till the people change.

    • Leahflower
      Leahflower 12 hari yang lalu

      I think our status as a first world nation needs to be revoked

    • Trina Beena
      Trina Beena 17 hari yang lalu


    • Christy Turley
      Christy Turley 18 hari yang lalu

      @M M I never said it was easy, but it did happen. Not fake. My husband went to the first initial meeting years ago to see what it was all about. It was totally legit and the residents agreed it would benefit them to purchase the property. My comment was just what my mother-in-law and other residents did in regards to THEIR situation and I wished that this group in this story could have done the same thing. From what I understand the residents in this story DID try to purchase the land but for numerous reasons, they could not secure a loan. One other thing to note is my mother-in-law lived in a 55 and older community. Some worked and some residents were retired.

  • Christopher Finn
    Christopher Finn Bulan Yang lalu +78

    Of course, you always know someone’s doing something bad whenever they don’t answer questions or want to be on camera. You always know the victims are the ones that are going to be on camera talking about what’s going on because they’re not doing anything wrong. Deeds of darkness are done in the dark

    • Ruby Ruby
      Ruby Ruby 2 hari yang lalu

      We Work In The Dark To Serve The Light

  • poosiehandler
    poosiehandler Bulan Yang lalu +130

    This is pure fucking evil and I am victim to these rent hikes that I've experienced in multiple apartments in Georgia. I'm an engineer, yet I still can't afford to buy a home to get out of this vicious cycle, especially when my rent is what's keeping me from affording a home. Something needs to be done

    • Dan
      Dan 18 hari yang lalu

      Lol keep voting democrat and you'll keep getting these results. I know your liberal because otherwise you wouldn't be complaining

    • Rich Casino
      Rich Casino 18 hari yang lalu

      @Kate L I heard banks will not loan money to fixer upper house

    • YummyFoodOnlyPlz
      YummyFoodOnlyPlz 18 hari yang lalu +1

      On an engineer salary, say you make a median income of $60-70k, I am almost certain you can afford to buy a cheap home in more remote areas or a fixer-upper in better locations. Does it entail more work and hustle? Yes. But I am not sympathetic for people who won't work for it.

    • The Most Sentient Bot
      The Most Sentient Bot 27 hari yang lalu +3

      @Kate L Its horrifying because your right.

  • Botanica 2012
    Botanica 2012 Bulan Yang lalu +103

    The minute I saw the judge I knew where this was going. I sometimes get the impression that judges are there to protect the ability of corporations to make profits. That's their job. Otherwise they will not have a career.

    • It's Me, Steve
      It's Me, Steve 10 hari yang lalu

      Personally, I think they just want to go home and forget about it like everybody else at work.

    • theCosmicQueen
      theCosmicQueen 10 hari yang lalu

      bullshit. judges are elected in most states. They are answerable to the people and nobody else. She is just like the receiver, far removed from poor people and couldn't careless for them. This case should have had an equal emphasis on serving the residents and preventing homelessness. It's a bad case and decision, the city failed to consider the residents as part of thier criteria, and should be appealed. City attorney serves the city, but the judge serves the community and laws. The residents should have brought a case and had Legal Aid attorneys for themselves.

    • VanLifeCrisis
      VanLifeCrisis 19 hari yang lalu +1

      I dont know, she seemed more upset that the charity failed to submit a plan like she requested. She pretty much said if they had she would have considered them for the sale.

    • We are one.
      We are one. 22 hari yang lalu +1

      because you’re precisely right.

  • Agustin Zuniga
    Agustin Zuniga Bulan Yang lalu +98

    That man didn’t hold his head up high when he walked out of that court room because he knows that he just helped take these peoples homes.

    • Michael
      Michael 20 hari yang lalu +2

      @B123 hopefully very soon

    • B123
      B123 21 hari yang lalu +8

      Looking down to where he is going.

  • Charles Foster
    Charles Foster Bulan Yang lalu +1536

    As a former "employee" of Harmony communities, I can say that any park you visit under their ownership would fail honest inspections 9/10 times. They violate the law constantly and when people make noise about it, they retaliate by more rent, or less facility access, until people acquiesce to their demands. I'll also say that there is a massssssssive lawsuit going on against them rn and they're scrambling to settle privately.

    • Deo
      Deo 18 hari yang lalu +1

      Some nerd “Helpful-Data Guard” deleted all three of his comments 😆

    • Kelli Clark
      Kelli Clark 27 hari yang lalu

      Quality Management in Idaho is just as bad.

    • Christopher
      Christopher 28 hari yang lalu

      @Deo Of a truth Deo I hope you never have to suffer the hardships of homelessness. It sucks living under bridges, abandoned buildings and couch surfing were ever a person will allow you to. I live in Bristol Tennessee and when I first moved here 7 years ago average rent for a one bedroom apartment was about $375.00 to $450.00 a month soon as The Hard Rock Casino came in and opened in Bristol Virginia rents on one bedrooms and studios went from those prices to about $875.00 to nearly $1000.00 a month. I live in Public housing myself and to me there really is nothing hardly worth paying any amount of money for in these raggedy towns known as Bristol Tennessee and Bristol Virginia. The Rich are just trying get out of paying a true living wage and continue to hire cheap undocumented laborers while bitching about a border problem South of us. People think 2024 is going be trifling because it's election year for President but 2025 is going get people's attention here in the U.S.A. well the ones with a mind left to think and to act rationally as a human being. See these cities let slags run trailer parks and stuff till run into ground then in turn the responsibility gets put off on the tenants. I say eventually Harmony will vacate every body out of there and build apartments and put 3000 dollar plus rent on the Apartment units.

    • Deo
      Deo 28 hari yang lalu

      @Christopher Use my savings so I don’t go homeless.

  • Trust Love
    Trust Love Bulan Yang lalu +54

    I truly love and respect the fervour of this journalist's conviction and willingness to persevere with the tough subject matter, great job!

  • Luminousplayer
    Luminousplayer Bulan Yang lalu +16

    not owning the land that your home sits upon is one of the wildest gambles i can imagine, the land ownership could literally be sold to anyone at anytime, even to a non-company private actor that just wants to build something there, and then everyone renting there will be pushed out either way, it is quite crazy for me to think that such a model exists.

  • Taylor King
    Taylor King 26 hari yang lalu +10

    What a time to be alive. Gas $6 a gallon. Rent through the roof. Everyone hardly making ends meet with what they can do. Not everyone's a rocket scientist or a news anchor, think about the people who picked the veggies you're eating. The dude that butchered your steak. The guy in the gas station store who somehow keeps a smile with everyone stepping on such said guy? To me that's where we're falling short. All these higher tiers/classes think they're so entitled to think everything should be there. These property moguls are seriously gonna have some form of reciprocation and I hope they see what their actions are doing. Sometimes thinking about the people on top of the property may seem farfetched but I feel like there should be some law for low income homes to stay low income. Cause obviously they still found a way to get around all of it. Granted the other company didn't have a plan but I feel like if you're gonna rip us on rent like that make sure the people can afford it. You're just making the poor try even harder. That's messed up

  • -_-
    -_- 20 hari yang lalu +91

    That receiver/agent man seems to have such a dark and mean spirited soul. Imagine thinking that people basically deserve homelessness because they don't follow asinine rules that the community has lived in peace without for god knows how long. He literally said he doesn't care about how the purchase impacts the residents. Imagine looking at a group of people every single day and still thinking that their pain and their financial anxiety doesn't matter. I genuinely don't understand how he sleeps well.

    • Alias Somebody
      Alias Somebody 8 hari yang lalu +1

      @Nico G I am not complaining about their being rules or consequences so much as the guy being an ass in the way he is going about it, you act as if the dog is a danger and there is honestly a set of mathmatical odds that could be but let me ask you a question.
      "Do you think this woman deserves to be publicly berated on international internet media without her consent for minding her own business while walking her dog and then have guy dress her down to said audience even to imply she needs to be thrown out after she has walked away?"
      I don't. For starters that guy isn't wearing anything to suggest he has the authority to be making demands of anybody all she has is his own words to go on, so why should she listen?
      Second: this is something that should be handled in private not in a public street if it's against some rule.
      Third: This guy's job ideally should be to make sure the rules are followed so it's safer and clean talking about ridding the park of 'undesirables' should be the last thing spoken and definitely the last thing on his mind when it comes to doing that.
      I don't care if you think the small dog is dangerous as it's irrelevant, because the owner is the one being treated like the zoo animal here.

    • Nico G
      Nico G 8 hari yang lalu +1

      @Alias Somebody it doesn’t matter. The dog needs to be on a leash. Those little rat dogs are aggressive and imagine you had a child who went up to touch it and the dog attacked. You’d want blood. The rules are the rules for a reason. Follow them and there are no issues. Quite simple

    • Alias Somebody
      Alias Somebody 8 hari yang lalu +3

      @Shell That doesn't help his case, the fact is that the guy is still an a$$ and the dog wasn't a Pitbull nor was it acting aggressive towards anybody, he does want those people gone because their dog was a true probable danger, he wants them gone because they were 'those people' who didn't respect his state given authority or fit in with his gentrified ideas of what the park
      should look like.

    • -_-
      -_- 8 hari yang lalu +2

      @Shell Even so, I feel like basically condemning a whole settlement to homelessness because they won't listen to you, a complete stranger who also seems to be extremely condescending, immediately? Based on the way they were organizing to stop the purchase, this community seems pretty tightly knit and capable of resolving problems on their own. If he had brought up the grievances of another resident or even acted in a way that was just a bit compassionate I feel like she could've listened. Maybe not, people are going to do what they're going to do. But she isn't every single person in the park, and to decide that all "those people" deserve to suffer because of a handful of bad experiences? That's so unnecessarily harsh and cruel

  • Drawing Momentum
    Drawing Momentum Bulan Yang lalu +2239

    Corporations are not living beings, yet granted rights as if they were. I'm disgusted by this blatant greed and injustice, and I feel for these people bc i know from experience; my family was homeless for several yrs. This country has a sickness that needs to be seriously addressed.

    • Chill Will
      Chill Will 6 hari yang lalu

      @Russ Ingram Reach your little hand out toward something I worked and paid for, see how life goes when you only have stumps. ;-)

    • Russ Ingram
      Russ Ingram 6 hari yang lalu

      @Chill Will Perhaps the working class should seize and operate the means of production itself.

    • Chill Will
      Chill Will 22 hari yang lalu

      @Rich Casino LOL, it's hilarious how you leave out the worst of the worst... Democrats. The truth is just too painful for you to face. :-/

  • altitude adjustment
    altitude adjustment 28 hari yang lalu +20

    My single 55 year old mother works 40+ hrs a week makes a fair income (it used to be anyways) has almost 1 yr worth of emergency money but she's forced to rent due to lack of affordable homes, her rent is only increasing along with everything and her income is just not keeping up anymore. In my hometown houses that were $225000-250000 are selling for twice that and more in cash. My mom has contributed to the system her entire life, anyone who works 40hrs a week or more should not have to worry about being homeless.

    • altitude adjustment
      altitude adjustment 10 hari yang lalu

      @theCosmicQueen I'm seeing it more and more where I live, a lot of family's are moving back in together to save money

    • theCosmicQueen
      theCosmicQueen 10 hari yang lalu +1

      moms used to live with kids, but we got away from that. multi generational homes are the way to go. pool the money and duties and thrive much better.

  • tonystark19631
    tonystark19631 25 hari yang lalu +11

    I've been so sickened by rising home/rent costs, I've looked into trailers, but some parks charge lot rents as high as $1000 - paying the monthly equivalent of $500k for like 1/10th of an acre. So I wouldn't call trailer parks "affordable".

  • Masha Aliaeva
    Masha Aliaeva Bulan Yang lalu +17

    I'm in Canada and we're seeing the same things happening here. We're facing a major housing problem, slumlords everywhere, homelessness is becoming more prevalent.

    • It's Me, Steve
      It's Me, Steve 10 hari yang lalu

      I've heard that China has a huge part in that. But idk how big or true it is. I heard that rich Chinese people are buying land in Canada but not even living in them

  • Christina mann
    Christina mann 17 hari yang lalu +2

    This dude is recommending Harmony as the buyer, even knowing that they’ve sued other cities over rent control, even knowing they succeeded in raising rents astronomically, and has the actual nerve to say they will abide by THEIR rent control. Right. And then goes on with the audacity to say their history has no relevance, has no bearing, it doesn’t affect his home and he doesn’t care.

  • xKryptonik
    xKryptonik Bulan Yang lalu +1098

    There needs to be a policy in place that prevents businesses from using their excess income to purchase so many homes and deeply manipulate the housing market. If it is illegal to fix the stock market it should be illegal to manipulate the housing market. People's lives are at stake and it seems like this will never stop.

    • J. A. Broc
      J. A. Broc 22 hari yang lalu

      @Marcus K I read. I see a weak, entitled generation who have no real concept of the values, ideas, work and sacrifice that took to build this country. It's a bunch of excuses. I'm totally aware problems are complex. However, with a little effort, a little guidance and some personal responsibility many of people's personal problems wouldn't be as bad. I don't lack humanity. I just don't feel responsible for other people's problems.

    • Marcus K
      Marcus K 22 hari yang lalu +1

      @J. A. Broc Your lack of humanity and sense of superiority when assuming what other people are or read without actually having a conversation with them is also showing your narcissistic tendencies.

    • J. A. Broc
      J. A. Broc 22 hari yang lalu

      @Marcus K you seem to be confused as to what a Right is and Governments role. An inability to pay for something you need or want isn't infringement on a right. Please put down "The Communist Manifesto". Feelings are rarely a good substitute for logic.

  • A.H.
    A.H. Bulan Yang lalu +11

    my heart breaks for these people. the fact that greedy business men can get away with this is mind blowing.

  • tiny frog
    tiny frog Bulan Yang lalu +14

    This is happening all over the world, here (Australia) included. No place for the people to live, too expensive. Somebody is getting very rich on the backs of those, that now have even less.

  • G George
    G George 16 hari yang lalu +4

    I lived in a fairly nice park but wanted out because you never know when the owner will sell. Found an acre of land 15 minutes from the freeway, it is on a dirt road so it was very reasonable. Had the home moved, paid it all off, and I can live on SS and get by. It is nice being rent free.

    • G George
      G George 10 hari yang lalu

      @theCosmicQueen Mine has a coop for water and electric very reasonable, and a septic system was already there.

    • theCosmicQueen
      theCosmicQueen 10 hari yang lalu

      in a lot of places you have to have a well dug, and septic. So it's expensive. But other places, it has city water and sewer/ electric nearby.

  • Stephanie Vosburgh
    Stephanie Vosburgh 28 hari yang lalu +7

    I make a great income and I can still only afford to live in an RV. By afford, I mean it’s the only living condition that allows me to go on vacation, grocery shop, and buy myself things outside of necessity. We think “affordable” means you can make the payments. Affordable to me means being able to live comfortably and also not be house broke. Trailer/rv parks are great alternatives to traditional housing. I really hope that they stick around, especially in times like this.

    • Scott R
      Scott R 7 hari yang lalu

      Great income 50k?

  • Queen E
    Queen E Bulan Yang lalu +2422

    It's amazing how the rich could never have enough, to the point where they're taking what little the poor have for their own financial gain. It's sad that I KNEW what the judges decision would be as soon as I saw her walk out; Greed is insatiable and gentrification is real💯

    • Tesla Carver
      Tesla Carver 6 hari yang lalu

      ​@Comp Sigh not the same, they were we fighting with muskets and pitchforks back then. they have ARs and tanks now

    • J. A. Broc
      J. A. Broc 25 hari yang lalu


    • J. A. Broc
      J. A. Broc 25 hari yang lalu

      @Ultralightaman Capitalism is way better than any alternative option.

  • Stephanie M
    Stephanie M 11 hari yang lalu

    I lived in a rent-controlled park for 3.5 years in my hometown in southern California while dealing with serious medical problems. My space rental was about $450 after my discounted electricity and gas. My house was under 600 sq feet, built in 1961, and the park was in terrible condition. The homes were smashed in and had no outdoor space at all. It was bought by a developer and even after 3 years, and the revitalization of the park was stalled. It was on a super busy road and a miserable living situation. I moved to Washington state and moved into a gorgeous park with a ton of open space, I have a giant fenced in yard, my house is nearly twice the size as my old one and it was built in 2000 so it’s far more updated. It’s surrounded by evergreen trees and off a quiet country road on a beautiful island in the Puget Sound. My space rental after utilities, which water and sewer are included, is maybe $75 more a month. California is a HUGE problem. There’s a reason so many people, including me, escaped. Even “affordable housing” is anything but. I lived in rent-controlled park, which there are very little in the state. It’s disgusting and I hope more people get out.

  • Marcia M
    Marcia M 10 hari yang lalu +1

    When we moved into our first mobile home, the rent was $55 a month ($5 of that was because we had a small dog) and that included water, sewer, garbage & snow plowing. We lived there for 7 1/2 years before trading it in to the owner of the park and bought a bigger mobile home. We stayed in that park and moved to the back street which we loved because it backed up onto woods so no neighbors behind us. We stayed another 5 years until it was sold to a conglomerate. They told us our dog who weighed about 20 lbs. was too big and we had to get rid of him or move. Long story short, we moved to a larger and nicer park. The rent in the first park is now over $500 a month. The 30th of this month will be 19 years ago we moved to a house. The rent where we last lived is now over $600 a month and you now have to pay for water & sewer & garbage (it was only $350 a month when we moved). That's more than we pay for the house we bought!!! There is no longer any "affordable" living for low income people.

  • Alex Brown1
    Alex Brown1 20 hari yang lalu

    Having grown up in low income housing all my life, mainly apartment blocks, I can tell you that the vast majority of large low income housing places and companies are very dirty. Only in it for the profit and government grants. Longest one I lived in was apart of HNN properties and one good example of this that i always tell people is that they would rotate their property managers around their many hundred+ unit complexes very frequently to avoid positive relations from being formed between tenants and managers, keeping it as inhuman as possible so rent raises always happen. And a lot of the people working there were very very cold hearted. Our rent back in 2015 for a two bedroom 900sqft apartment was over 1400 a month in a less than desirable area plus w/s/g, a parking fee and the icing on the cake was they charged $50 a month for in unit washers and dryers and if you didnt pay it they would come put locks on them. Now that I'm on my own and out of section 8 housing, really my biggest goal in life is to avoid it at all costs. I would rather be homeless thwn deal with them.

  • jenny holmes
    jenny holmes 18 hari yang lalu +1

    After watching vice on some other issues I know we're doomed at the hands of corporate companies coming in and taking over everything...

  • Jeff K
    Jeff K Bulan Yang lalu +892

    She’s right, something has to give. I live in Southern California, I have a college degree, make a fair income, and I’m seriously worried about being homeless if something doesn’t change. Corporate greed has made having a roof over my head a luxury, not a necessity. This is neither a blue nor red issue, we all need to come together to force our “leaders” to start looking out for their constituents, not corporate interests. There’s power in numbers, folks.

    • Kyle Gray
      Kyle Gray 11 hari yang lalu

      move outta cali

    • Lucky C
      Lucky C 13 hari yang lalu

      Well said.

  • Marty Mcfly
    Marty Mcfly Bulan Yang lalu +15

    The main purpose of a law is to stop abuse, manipulation, cheating, endangerment, coercion etc
    ...that NEVER really applies to corporate interests. People are forever used and abused.

    • NewAgain
      NewAgain Bulan Yang lalu

      @Marty Mcfly um no. You’re regurgitating something u read. And not paying attention to actual factual reality.

    • Marty Mcfly
      Marty Mcfly Bulan Yang lalu

      @NewAgain Laws are inherently controlling by nature and property is protected by it's specified regulatory laws but again, a general purpose of a law, is to hinder bad behavior or negligence.

    • NewAgain
      NewAgain Bulan Yang lalu

      No. The 1st purpose of the law is to protect property rights. 2nd is social control.

  • Account Holder
    Account Holder Bulan Yang lalu +5

    Prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 it breaks my heart seeing good folks being treated so horribly & inhumane treatment from these corrupt corporations

  • ML Greer
    ML Greer Bulan Yang lalu +3

    I got evicted from a manufacturerd home park in Texas. I am not ashamed to admit it either. The management increased lot rent every year and did very little in return. They played favorites and the park manager and the park lawyer are both liars. Even if own your home but renting the lot it sits on you have absolutely no recourse.

  • Darkralos
    Darkralos Bulan Yang lalu +4

    It is very sad and it is shocking the impunity with which these companies destroy lives.
    The whole situation is enraging.

  • Robin Wiese
    Robin Wiese Bulan Yang lalu +868

    This just breaks my heart. I read the first thing they did was raise rent by 72% and when the residents complained about it violating the rent control law, they said the law didn't apply to mobile home parks (they weren't paying rent ... they were *leasing*). So that jerk who said the residents were protected was lying out his arse. I don't like to judge and never cared for revenge, but in this case I hope karma gets them good. Those poor people 😭

    • Never Finding
      Never Finding 23 hari yang lalu

      @The Bee Guy Thank you, I didn’t catch it.

    • David Ward
      David Ward Bulan Yang lalu

      @The Bee Guy
      All hearsay.

    • David Ward
      David Ward Bulan Yang lalu

      @The Bee Guy
      You have it wrong.
      The poor pay less in taxes than do the rich, however the poor pay a higher percentages of their wages in taxes than do the rich.
      That does not change the fact that dollar for dollar the rich pay the bulk of the taxes.
      That is why I am in favour of a flat tax on consumption with no refunds or tax credits and the elimination of income tax.

    • The Bee Guy
      The Bee Guy Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @David Ward Example: The rich guy has a 200K boat, the taxes every year on his property are going to be high. As high as a mortgage on a house at those numbers. The ENTIRE neighborhood is filthy rich. BUT his Neighbor a buddy, doesnt have as much VALUE as the guy with the boat. So the rich guy puts the boat in his neighbors name, and uses it whenever they both want. Since his neighbor is only rich and not filthy rich, he gets more breaks on his taxes. They BOTH keep the boat. When your THAT rich a 200K boat is chump change, and more of a "favor" between neighbors, and thats how they work. Thats only on the surface though, many own businesses that take LARGE amounts of cash, and wash it inbetween them, "cutting deals" with eachother, usually at Golf Courses "rubbing elbows" it's called.

  • Kevin S
    Kevin S Bulan Yang lalu

    The homes need to be made better and be truly mobile to foster completion. Investment groups comprised of people who are empathetic towards providing a space to lease at reasonable rates, need to be formed. However, people who live there MUST sign up to strong covenant terms that mutually protect all parties in this unique living arrangement. There are some really great places that have such an arrangement. However most trailer parks deserve their reputations.

  • KindOfBland
    KindOfBland 22 hari yang lalu +4

    people make it too easy for people like this guy to have the power to tell these people how to live their lives

    EXPLORATION ECHO Bulan Yang lalu

    I have I so much admiration and respect for these amazing people building what they can from nothing. They actually achieve a degree of wealth simply by leaving their homelands to come here and create a legacy. Unfortunately the time for the "American Dream" has come to an end, as America has woken up & realizes that to Dream...we had to remain asleep. I vote for an American Vision or an American Achievement, not a "Dream."

  • Hungarian Nerd
    Hungarian Nerd 26 hari yang lalu +1

    In Canada trailer parks have become a weird "vacation/luxury home community"
    In Calgary - mobile pad rent is 800$/month at a lot of parks. The cheapest one I found was 600$/month beside a landfill. - The mobile home itself usually costs over 100,000$ so you still have to pay mortgage, utilities, internet on top of all that, it's like 1200$/month just to live in a trailer park! It's ridiculous.

  • weirdshibainu
    weirdshibainu Bulan Yang lalu +2339

    Unfortunately, we're living in a period where the rich are becoming wealthier, not through innovation or the creation of something new, but by taking from those that are unable to defend themselves-the trademark of a third world country. A society doesn't exist long under such circumstances.

    • Derek Wall
      Derek Wall 19 hari yang lalu

      yep and i'm just waiting for that one spark to ignite the shitstorm that'll send it all straight to hell.

    • jeff mccann
      jeff mccann 20 hari yang lalu

      @savj777 exactly what I was thinking! That’s another part of society that stinks….no compassion!

    • jeff mccann
      jeff mccann 20 hari yang lalu

      @Slay Bae the only way the living standards will be raised is when the current residents are forced out and other people that can afford the rent increases, move in.

    • Jacob Hargiss
      Jacob Hargiss 21 hari yang lalu

      @You Too im not saying we should take them at their word, Im saying that before we vote for people we should look at their actions. Not what they say they will do, not what others say about them, but what they actually do. As a part of this, we need to get away from the 2 party standard. Stop letting people hundreds of miles away decide who the best person is to reprezent our comunities.

  • Grey Bond
    Grey Bond 28 hari yang lalu +4

    i'm glad that to the question: "do you think selling this trailer park will cause people to get sued by the corporation who will be the estate?"
    the answer seemingly was "i got a verbal agreement that is non-binding that they are good people who won't do no harm"

  • Name Here
    Name Here Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Love how that first man is so proud of what he has achieved ❤ muchos felicidades & suerte a su familia pisano!!

  • Madara uchiha
    Madara uchiha Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Trinity multifamily just bought up an apartment complex in Columbus Indiana that was under 700 a month and 16 people including myself needed AC units and 1 person needed water due to busted pipes but we went 3 1/2 during summer without. Meanwhile they were remodeling the outside and empty units and I caught them on camera in my apartment telling the bug spray guys they didn't want to spend the money. They then told everyone in the complex they were raising the rent to 1200/month. Many of us have moved but this eliminated yet another affordable housing unit in an already overpriced city.

  • Zancrus
    Zancrus Bulan Yang lalu +2

    I feel like the issue is what we see and accept as trailer parks. I grew up in one in Jacksonville FL for years but we had a yard around the trailer and so did everyone else. I see parks like this and it just looked terrible. There is no room and there are so many trailers that look to be just short of falling down. *edit* I also love the receiver basically going around going "How dare any of them question me! That is why we are gonna get rid of them."

  • BJ Davis
    BJ Davis Bulan Yang lalu +1482

    The interviewer was top notch. It's clear what they are doing, and they are just dancing around the laws to make money, at the cost of low income residents.

    • Sven Jorgensenn
      Sven Jorgensenn Bulan Yang lalu

      @J. A. Broc the previous owner lost the right to own the park because they were no enforcing rules and making repairs to accommodations. Did you watch the video?

    • Sven Jorgensenn
      Sven Jorgensenn Bulan Yang lalu

      @NotoriousTori yup, no wind chimes but we can sue a city ordinance over ent control

    • Sven Jorgensenn
      Sven Jorgensenn Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Mike Parker you're a shill bro. Keep living in chains

    • Liz Hazelmyer
      Liz Hazelmyer Bulan Yang lalu

      @Mike Parker I don't blame her at all. This guy was the reason she's losing her home. Being "nice" won't change that. She has absolutely no reason to be "nice".

    • J. A. Broc
      J. A. Broc Bulan Yang lalu

      @Miguel Jorge compassion is irrelevant. This is safety concern & business. These people have no commonsense or respect. You don't know what the interactions were like prior to this. I can guarantee any lack of compassion is brought on by the attitude & behavior of these residents.

  • wolf 123
    wolf 123 Bulan Yang lalu +1

    All of this does not end well. People of all stripes need a place to live, it’s a fundamental requirement of life. Fundamentals should NEVER be a profit center. Does it mean we will have some people living in questionable homes? Perhaps, but the right to shelter outstrips any other consideration and our governments (which represents the people) must defend access to these fundamental needs of life against predatory capital.
    Eat the rich.

  • lulu
    lulu 3 hari yang lalu

    Holy cow! That place was a dump! And it was made that way by many (not all) of the tenants. Junk in piles. Even if you are renting and have little income, you can keep the place clean, neat, and orderly. I feel sorry for people like the first tenant. I don't feel sorry for the people with the junk piles, skirting falling off their home, refusing to leash their dogs. Of course the park owner did not make improvements or do upkeep. It is low-income, and they would have passed on costs to the tenants in higher rent. The real problem is that many people cannot afford to live in California, yet they refuse to move to another state, where cost of living is much lower and there are plenty of jobs. I get it. No one likes to move. I have moved probably >20 times in my life and it is no fun. I lived in Monterey many years ago. It was expensive way back then. The last time I visited, most of the places I had loved had shut down. The clerk in my favorite bookstore told me that it was her last day, because she could no longer afford to live anywhere in CA. She had been living in Salinas--in a slum area that was dangerous. She and her family were moving to another state, where the cost of living was lower. They rented a very small, inexpensive U-Haul and took only their most cherished items.

  • MurphMan
    MurphMan Hari Yang lalu

    After a corporation buys the park, they’ll double everyone’s space rent and increase the utilities to pay for all the clean up, security, fee to the receiver and ensure annual 20% profit margins.

    SIAOSI LANGKILDE Bulan Yang lalu +4

    I pray for everyone in the struggle. I don't feel my situation is too bad after watching this. I guess, I'll keep grinding and live like I'm poor to hopefully do better. Be good people.🙏🏽

  • Dosta Girl
    Dosta Girl Bulan Yang lalu +667

    This has happened to my mother. She’s been in her park since 1997, and it’s a nice area with mostly respectful residents who are retired seniors or low income. Then last year it (and several others in the area) were bought by an investment firm out of New York. The first thing they did was cut all amenities such as lawn care and trash and then increase rent, not once but twice. It’s now double what it was with hints of increasing again at the end of this year. It seems as though they are trying to find what the maximum threshold they can reach before residents abandon their homes. Because it’s not just moving the homes that is expensive. In our area, not any land can be used for a mobile home. You have to have a minimum of five acres, and then there’s the added expensive of installing a septic tank and making the site mobile-home ready - that’s if you can get a bank to finance the process. Moving to another park is a gamble because most have been bought by the same company with no guarantees that any remaining establishments won’t sell in the future. In addition to the rent increase, the new management sent out a notice that all residents must unilaterally agree to every rule or vacate and that new rules can be released at any time, and it is up to the residents to seek out and inform themselves of any additional regulations. Fines are attached to everything, and now they are demanding that residents foot the cost of maintaining and repairing the septic system their homes are attached to, even though multiple homes share a single system, as well as any and all external pipes and wiring that are not under the purview of the utility company. People I’ve known for years are terrified as they are on a fixed income and are now trying to find ways to cut back on living or medical expenses. One neighbor is a retired school custodian. Another is retired military who is caring for his wife who suffers from MS. These are good people, and it seems like no one is able or willing to help them. This is happening in Crow’s Mobile Home Park in Ray City Georgia.

    • Derick Jude
      Derick Jude Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Chill Will That literally describes a lot of corrupt people who cheat and steal from those who are trusting. I see a couple of your earlier comments poppet, you seem to admire dishonesty and keep trolling people who care!! Easy and spineless activity to troll people who are desperate, from behind the safety of your keyboard. Those types never have the guts to show their real names either 🙄🤔 Get my meaning!!

    • Mr. King Kitty
      Mr. King Kitty Bulan Yang lalu

      Some people and corporations will do anything they can get away with. What ticks me off is how they spin it as "expenses" and "fees".

    • Chill Will
      Chill Will Bulan Yang lalu

      @caramelbilquees You accidentally hit the nail exactly on the head there. Anything the government gets involved in turns to crap.

  • kathi
    kathi Bulan Yang lalu

    I have been reading about the horrendous actions of LLP's and others that care less about the elderly and vunerable of America. All their savings and life is in those mobile homes and it should be against the law to take away low income housing!!!

  • cheesetoast
    cheesetoast 20 hari yang lalu +1

    The man reminds me of my landlord when I lived in section 8. She was a terror. Notes everyday. She pointed cameras towards our homes. Always came in our houses daily . She treated us like trash . I saved money and moved out. I collected evidence as I lived there as well . When I moved out I told her I as coming for her. I did . She no longer works there.

    • theCosmicQueen
      theCosmicQueen 10 hari yang lalu

      sounds like she violated laws, coming in daily? uh, nope.

  • LaLaa🍒CherryPie🍒
    LaLaa🍒CherryPie🍒 23 hari yang lalu +3

    Trailers are extremely expensive now, it's insane!!!
    I had to live in a trailer for 3 years, we moved it a few months before covid 2020, and only planed on living there for a year to get on our feet, we were starting from scratch, my son, and husband and myself. We FINALLY are in our big beautiful house! And that moldy awful tin can that the landlord REFUSED to fix, literal mold in the carpets, feelings and under the counter tops. It was terrible, they patched the roof, and wiped off the mold and slapped a new piece of plywood to the ceiling, like your fixing nothing,just hiding the issue.
    Our 2 br 2ba was850. Now it's 1,140. 😂🤣😂🤣😂 and they seem to think it's ok to bully women into paying them wayyyy more and paying them extra to move out, like wtf, so I blocked them. I will NEVER LIVE IN A TRAILER AGAIN! It was nightmarish and I prayed so hard for God to help us get away from their

  • Tucker Estes
    Tucker Estes 26 hari yang lalu

    Location really matters. I know from experience, if you can manage to save up 2k, buy land. In rural areas like where I grew up land still goes for roughly 1.3k per acre. Compared to high density areas, this is 'dirt' cheap. I'm well aware this is still easier said than done, but I truly despise the housing/renters markets. Building up by yourself will provide something long lasting and cost-effective.

  • Hayylian
    Hayylian Bulan Yang lalu +594

    The community rallying together and helping each other out is absolutely inspiring and tear-jerking. I am so saddened by the power, control, and wealth that corporations hoard and use to abuse the public. The pain and suffering corporations and those at the top inflict on us, the public, is never personal, it's all just for a profit. But to us, is it all so pain-stakingly personal; it is our shelter, our food, our ability to survive, that is on the line.

    • Chris A.
      Chris A. Bulan Yang lalu +2

      Don't kid yourself, a lot of times it is exactly and precisely personal
      High income view this as sport

    • Isaiah
      Isaiah Bulan Yang lalu

      Dude when are we going to start blaming the government here, I blame The politicians for all the crap is happening not only here in Texas but all over the country

  • Corinne Vickey
    Corinne Vickey Bulan Yang lalu +2

    This is the 3rd report I have listened to re: Harmony and their purchasing of mobile home parks. People clearly have to band together and hopefully put forth their own bid and , with some $$ support ( a loan ) from their local community buy that park. What an awful situation to be in. It's a long term investment and most folks are willing to be responsible for that. Wishing them all a good outcome !!! The 'receiver' has a big job to do and if he's banging his head against the proverbial 'wall', I can understand his attitude.

  • Anwelei
    Anwelei Bulan Yang lalu +1

    the last 20 years mobile home parks in my area were raised to the ground in favor of luxury apartments and high rises. It's disgusting, really. There are NO decent options left. There are nothing but luxury options going up everywhere now, including huge houses in the outskirts. OH and yes, homelessness is skyrocketing and so is crime. And we're getting low on water and yet MORE OUT OF CONTROL BUILDING.
    PS, this is coinciding with the rise of liberal governments. When we were mostly red, we had tons of low rent options. And we actually had, ya know, trees and open land. Now it's just PAVE THE DESERT OVER.

  • chab1rd 1
    chab1rd 1 Bulan Yang lalu +3

    Bottom line. If you're considered poor or low income in this country, you have NO legal voice!

  • Marlo Lorenzo
    Marlo Lorenzo Bulan Yang lalu +4

    The security was never meant to protect you guys, they were always meant to protect the others

  • J
    J Bulan Yang lalu +519

    This is happening across the country and these large corporations raise the lot rent so high that people especially seniors living on a fixed income cannot afford to pay it nor that can they afford to move their trailer so they end up signing their trailer over to the park just to get out from under the high lot rent. I personally know a widowed senior who had to sign mobile home over to a park called Spanish Oaks in Ocala Florida and a retired military couple who had to sign theirs over to a park called Rolling Greens because they could no longer afford lot rent that had quadrupled since they moved in making their lot rent higher than my 2400 square-foot homes mortgage payment. It’s is a legal but highly immoral form of theft.

    • Sven Jorgensenn
      Sven Jorgensenn Bulan Yang lalu

      @Likeable Cloud run for office bud

    • I. M.
      I. M. Bulan Yang lalu

      @first name last name That’s NOT true. There was a recent definitive study by a top university, my apologies but I didn’t write down the name. It was a serious study by a credible source, non-political, non-biased. I will hunt for it.
      Funding for mental illness and drug addiction is much more than for high rent so cities milk that golden cash cow and we rarely see photos of happy healthy people like myself who can’t afford crazy high rent or a multi-million dollar home in my hometown. If I won the lottery (I don’t play it!) I would buy the best 20’ off-grid vehicle and maybe property, 2nd choice for when I can’t drive anymore.

  • Accidental Genius
    Accidental Genius Bulan Yang lalu +2

    As a housing specialist, My job was to advocate for people like this unfortunately Complaints like this fall on deaf ears. There are very limited resources to advocate for people like this like this and lot of government funded programs just want to keep you on the Ferris wheel, in order to continue receiving funds. Know your rights & attend your local city council meetings!

    • Aleen166
      Aleen166 13 hari yang lalu

      As a housing specialist, what sort of policies do you think would help housing affordability in city governments?

  • Missy Templeman
    Missy Templeman Bulan Yang lalu

    I've lived in houses all my life and had friends in trailers. I can say I was happier when I was at my friends house. NEVER BE ASHAMED OF A TRAILER! These city developers have a responsibility. All city developers have a responsibility. And it's not after thriving places have turned to $#!+. Stop being jerks people. Talking to you all talking walking around. Your not COP. Not everybody is a Cop, people of America!!!!!!

  • Karkuss The Supreme
    Karkuss The Supreme Bulan Yang lalu +1

    "trying not to think about it. Trying not to dwell..." Those words are so honest and painful as ever. Everyone on this planet has their own separate priorities and never expect anyone to sympathize with you. Especially when you have nothing left for them to take. 😶

  • Cathy L
    Cathy L Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Where I live they are building apartments. I thought, wonderful! Many residents dont want apartments as to what kind of people, they assume, would live there. My thought of affordable places was short lived, as i found out the apartments are more like condos with high rates. It's a shame when people are happy to complain about the homeless and complain about people that rent. There needs to be a solution as people should have a place to live. People like the woman walking her dog without a leash should follow rules or be kicked out. She may then realize her selfishness will have consequences. I lived in a small, cheap apartment and grateful my boys and I were not homeless. We now live in a house with a trailer park near us and have no problems. There are problems with children that live in the big homes in fancy subdivisions, that feel they are entitled. One day the selfish could lose everything and realize what they helped form will be their downfall.
    I pray for those whose lives are being devastated by greed.

    • Cathy L
      Cathy L 22 hari yang lalu

      @Rich Casino people should focus more on people than money.

    • Rich Casino
      Rich Casino 22 hari yang lalu

      construction workers make no money building for low income only middle & upper class

    • Rich Casino
      Rich Casino 22 hari yang lalu

      construction workers make no money building for low income only middle & upper class

    • Sven Jorgensenn
      Sven Jorgensenn Bulan Yang lalu

      Also a city ordinance is not a law, this company is allowed to sue over rent control. But a fat lady with a chihuahua is selfish and dangerous???

    • Sven Jorgensenn
      Sven Jorgensenn Bulan Yang lalu

      She didn't care because she knew she was getting evicted. The guy is full of himself, he knows the company will jack up the rates. I bet he gets a kick back from the company he sells it to.

  • Rickyism
    Rickyism  Bulan Yang lalu +412

    Biggest regret in life is not buying a home back in 2012 when I got out of the military. I'm literally making more than I've ever made yet still living one paycheck away from being homeless. Priced out of my hometown with nowhere to go...

    • Ruby Ruby
      Ruby Ruby 2 hari yang lalu

      @G VS Hard Work Doesn't Pay Off

    • karamelapple
      karamelapple 18 hari yang lalu

      Military sucks don't do it

    • Arc
      Arc 22 hari yang lalu

      @Mr. Joshua im relating cloud companies to crypto
      Facebook myspace google etc all internet based operations that can crash equally
      And if crypto was going to crash or die it would have been 6 years ago
      But its the greatest asset builder in all of history under the shortest time frame
      Gotta own some

  • Elphin D. Blackforrest
    Elphin D. Blackforrest Bulan Yang lalu +1

    The ongoing issue that is occurring in this video is the gradual feudalism occurring across the U.S. If one owns a house but not the land the house is on, then one is at the mercy of the land owner. Even if one owns one's house and land, property taxes can be a challenge to pay for those with low or irregular income.

  • Spencer Fernandez
    Spencer Fernandez 20 hari yang lalu +1

    I’m in Dallas and my rent went from $1400-1900 in less than one year. I moved to a different part of town for $1650 and they are already slated to go up to $2100 before my current lease is over…

  • The H.N.I.C.
    The H.N.I.C. Bulan Yang lalu +3

    The most predatory holders of these land lessors are not Wall Street corporations, but it isn’t politically correct to tell the truth. Ask the home and business “owners” in Palm Springs who are the most egregious and ruthless land owners. That $5 paid to get one’s name on the Dawes Rolls, mostly European “settlers” (opportunists) has turned a profit that buys a lot of designer feathers.

  • corrie
    corrie 25 hari yang lalu

    I grew up living in a trailer park. It's still there and I would move back in an instant. My only one true home. There is a stigma surrounding trailer parks as "trailer trash" and that is true sometimes. All places can be disgusting.

  • Austin Russell
    Austin Russell Bulan Yang lalu +2445

    As someone who grew up in a southern California trailer park, this hurts. The people in my community were some of the most hard-working, giving and respectable humans I've ever met. Everyone deserves housing, these people deserve better.

    • Brent Reid
      Brent Reid Bulan Yang lalu

      It isn’t so much what they’re do, it lies in how they’re doing it and to what extreme. In Florida we had a trailer park in Tampa that was… a meth lab. The entire park was a meth lab. So, having someone come in and straighten things out isn’t bad. But… knowingly raising the rent by 50% is not the way to provide better living conditions.

    • Lino Andrade
      Lino Andrade Bulan Yang lalu

      @Richard Weyland too many think their entitled to freebies.

    • Gothic Girlfriend
      Gothic Girlfriend Bulan Yang lalu

      @Treebeard The Ent that's not what I'm implying. Cancel Culture can be used to bully people. If you look at the top 5 most peaceful countries Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Denmark they all have one thing in common... they all teach honor and emotional intelligence in schools. I'm not advocating becoming like China. I'm advocating some freakin manners and lessons on empathy. These children latter become political leaders and such. That's also one the reasons our government is way more corrupt than a county like New Zealand. Teaching children its okay to act rude and lack tact and decorum is not okay and these children grow up to control the world

    • Shapie Nails
      Shapie Nails Bulan Yang lalu

      @Jay Brown True you can have little to nothing, but it doesn't mean you have to be filthy & live in dirt. Even in Africa people living in huts with dirt floors sweep & clean.

    • Richard Weyland
      Richard Weyland Bulan Yang lalu +1

      There are people who think everyone deserves a car, a college tuition, a cell phone - where does that end? Who pays for that?

  • David Brown
    David Brown Bulan Yang lalu

    God-bless the hard workers who honestly benefit from a break opposed to those out committing acts of violence and crime.

  • Karma Rose
    Karma Rose Bulan Yang lalu

    I wonder if there will ever be a day that my city is featured in a story that doesn’t make me cry. As a sanctuary city and a city that’s always accepting refugees we have a rich diverse culture that has the potential to be so beautiful. But I wonder if the corruption here will ever leave us alone long enough to grow into something better. 😣

  • Playlists
    Playlists 21 hari yang lalu +2

    "They committed to me", "I'm not someone to judge moral character"

  • Hope Howell
    Hope Howell Bulan Yang lalu

    Having lived in a trailer park I can say that all management only care about look of the trailer and nothing more. You'll see little to no improvement in public places of parks or harassing residents over garden arrangements. New owners are only interested in the cash cow.

  • Jonathan Williams
    Jonathan Williams Bulan Yang lalu +558

    They know they own these people. The owners technically "own" their homes, but they really don't. They can't afford to move them to another location. They are at the mercy of predator corporations like this who take advantage of this circumstance. It's pretty disgusting.

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant Hari Yang lalu

      @D. Ray Nice self-roast. You got owned without him even responding to your sad little comment

    • D. Ray
      D. Ray 2 hari yang lalu

      @Nen Master5 r/schizoramblings

    • lulu
      lulu 3 hari yang lalu

      My good friend has owned his mobile home since he was 19. He is about 70 now. He keeps it nice, but the truth is that it would not survive a move, even if he wanted to move. And the cost of moving, I think I heard him say, is more than he could buy another used trailer for. Luckily, he lives in a rural area of a low-cost state. Lot rent is still very affordable. And all the tenants take pride in their homes and yards, even though they are really low income families.

    • Lucas O'Keefe
      Lucas O'Keefe 20 hari yang lalu

      @Glute exercise playlist eBikes themselves are in an industry where pricing is artificially inflated to ridiculous levels. I've owned a RadPower fat tire bike, and they were on the cheaper side when I bought it (I bought one of their test bikes with a couple hundred miles on it for about $900). These days you won't be able to get the same bike for under $2000, and I've had someone offer $2250 for just the parts.
      Then you get these clowns that actually dish out new car money for a fucking bicycle. Corporations will always put the wants of the entitled before the needs of the masses, and do their damnedest to find a way to charge insulting amounts of money for things people truly need.

    • Exotixz Amateur VA
      Exotixz Amateur VA 21 hari yang lalu

      Welcome to Night City

  • Deborah Eversole
    Deborah Eversole Bulan Yang lalu

    A company came in and did the same thing in Florida to 4 apartment complexes. Rent increased to where a lot of people had to move out or move to smaller units.

  • iMatti00
    iMatti00 Bulan Yang lalu +1

    🏡😡 @5:00 ~ This makes me lose sympathy for the residents of this community when they just want to take, and take, and take. Doesn’t sound like they really appreciate all the work that’s being done. If I was living in filth and someone was going to clean it up but wanted to make sure they were safe so they hired security guards for themselves, I wouldn’t care. Even though the security guards are not for me it actually does help me some at the very minimum by having them there. I would be very thankful for the rules being enforced. But unfortunately so many people are entitled, angry, hypocritical, and illogical.

  • Todd Johnson
    Todd Johnson Bulan Yang lalu +32

    Thank God these people will have their college loans forgiven! Living in Fresno is bad enough, having to pay $900 a month to live in mobile home park in FRESNO is horrible.

    • jon atua
      jon atua Bulan Yang lalu +2

      @Todd Johnson been so long since I've seen these skills that I completely forgot about them

    • Todd Johnson
      Todd Johnson Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @jon atua sarcasm and humor is a dying art.

    • jon atua
      jon atua Bulan Yang lalu +1

      I seriously doubt many trailer home renters have student loans to worry aboit

  • I Ended
    I Ended Bulan Yang lalu +2

    People having kids without being financially stable themselves first is just ridiculous.

  • Austin
    Austin Bulan Yang lalu +468

    It’s sad that anyone feels belittled because of their living situation. Life is a journey. Where you choose to lay your head to rest along that journey should never leave you feeling shame. I hope we figure out affordable housing for all at some point.

    • Michael Sanger
      Michael Sanger Bulan Yang lalu

      It's not where you live ...it's how you live..

    • Angel Destiny
      Angel Destiny Bulan Yang lalu

      Where you CHOOSE to lay your head? It’s not a choice bruh

    • Joe Zyzyx
      Joe Zyzyx Bulan Yang lalu

      @Darryl Dunmore The problem is more "zonism" than "capitalism". Zoning laws are the biggest deterrent to allowing affordable housing in many areas. For instance, in Maryland, other than a "mobile home park" you must have at least 25 acres to put one on, and it must also qualify as "a farm'. Only if a federal agency like HUD steps in and sets a max limit on states, which allows mobile homes on smaller plots like a quarter acre or half acre, will such restrictive states and county laws are overcome, restoring true property rights to those of lesser economic means. Laws such as what Maryland has about property and what one can place on it, are basically a form of neo-communism, where the state takes most or all the "rights" on a property one "owns". Basically ownership in name only, not in actuality.

    • 🍷It's FELICIA
      🍷It's FELICIA Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Tae Velli I agree and you are so right. A lot of people get comfortable with their low income and Section 8 rent and will not do anything to increase their own personal revenue. They will stay on low income and Section 8 their entire lives. Low income and Section 8 should only be a lifetime living for the disabled, seniors and Vets.

  • Jackie Yamada
    Jackie Yamada Bulan Yang lalu

    I've lost my mobile home due to unscrupulous practices of the mobile home park. 7 others in our park lost theirs at the same time

  • Pia
    Pia Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Every decision you make in your life, minute ones to big ones, that is where you are right now. We have a choice in everything we do, make those decisions thinking critically and thoughtfully w/o emotions and road to success is paved.

  • Ian Cowan
    Ian Cowan Bulan Yang lalu +1

    The only markers for the future of a man's actions are the steps they have already taken! "Not a person to judge moral character..." because a law there stops what's been done before - that's such a major cop-out! If those laws were all being followed - that man wouldn't be standing there under the power from the local Court's!

  • TheNEWPORT200
    TheNEWPORT200 Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Praying for these people 🙏

  • Chris
    Chris Bulan Yang lalu +2452

    Life is so short. But we have people worried about the basic needs everyday until their life is over. I couldn’t imagine the pain these people feel on a daily basis.

    • J. A. Broc
      J. A. Broc Bulan Yang lalu

      @pan tiefa I would love to get rid of Fed, go back to gold standard and end central banking. However, the countries w/o them now are few and far between. They're small & irrelevant on the world stage.

    • Miti
      Miti Bulan Yang lalu

      Rent is due today, I’m charged for things I shouldn’t and can’t even afford it. I cant afford to have basic necessities. I cry almost everyday wondering if I should live or kill myself.

    • pan tiefa
      pan tiefa Bulan Yang lalu

      @SendThis cool, can I stop by your tent later and pitch a loaf?

    • pan tiefa
      pan tiefa Bulan Yang lalu

      This only happens in countries with central bankers. Any country without them has probably been regime changed by now, but the stories of properity are atill there to read about. It CAN be fixed, but Im not sure how

    • J. A. Broc
      J. A. Broc Bulan Yang lalu

      @Ghostbite in this case no protections were eroded by lobbyists. The property was neglected and unsafe. The court had to step in to rectify the problems. Property owners should always have the advantage to maintain their rights. These residents don't own the property.

  • agentst0ne
    agentst0ne 19 hari yang lalu +1

    there needs to be restrictions on how much residential real estate corporate entities are allowed to own.

  • Twinkle Toes
    Twinkle Toes Bulan Yang lalu +11

    3:20 I’m sorry………having potted plants/flowers and wind chimes is “against the rules”. That these are “violations” and will cause them to get evicted if they don’t get rid of them and follow those rules from there on out?!?!?
    How in the hell are potted plants/flowers and wind chimes a violation of some rules?!? I’d think that landlords would see this as beautification of the area and renters/lease holders taking pride in their homes and the surrounding area?!? I mean……come on!! 🙄
    Also, I can understand the dogs needing to be on a leash when off a renters personal property and yard, as it is for the safety of all the residents. However, the interviewer has a point of these ppl have not had these rules up until now and they’ve gotten used to life that way, so the new rules are catching them off guard. (No excuse for the rules about no potted plants/flowers and wind chimes, though, that’s just stupid as all hell!) The advisor (or whatever the hell the dude who’s in charge of cleaning the trailer park up and helping arrange the sale of it once done) b¡tching about the attitude of the lady needs to learn you catch more flys w honey than vinegar!
    Maybe if he didn’t just bark (no pun intended) to the lady “put those dogs on a leash!” and then immediately threaten to take the wee doggies away from the lady, he’d have more success and ppl would actually start to follow these rules and be respectful of them and him!! Maybe if he actually held a community meeting to explain rules that make sense like this (again - toss the asinine rule about potted plants/flowers and wind chimes!🙄) and why they’re in place, then when seeing community members breaking various rules after they’ve been explained, approaching them calmly and respectfully for a conversation about how they’re breaking a rule and why it’s so important to follow them - esp w something as easy to understand as dogs being off leashes and how it can be dangerous for the other residents (& the doggies, too, whether from other dogs, arsehole humans or cars driving through!), ppl would actually understand and follow them?!?
    All I know is threatening to take someone’s furbabies are fighting words and aren’t going to get you anywhere w ppl, certainly not garner respect for you or your rules or any kind of kindness or politeness from the ppl towards you! In fact, it’s going to do the exact opposite and cause nothing but vitriol, hatred & disrespect for you and your rules - esp stupid ass ones like the potted plants/flowers and wind chime “rules”!!
    To then go on and say “this is why we’re getting rid of THESE PPL” is showing just what kind of a person you truly are!!
    I’m not saying it’s acceptable for the residents to just be disrespectful and hateful towards him and his crew for no good damn reason, that shouldn’t be tolerate. But, from what I’m seeing, the residents weren’t treated right for multiple years by the previous owners, they were neglected and having to put up w conditions that were dangerous and put them all at risk, actually causing loss of life! They’re now being treated disrespectfully, harshly and w disdain by the new temporary owners, who clearly look down on them while pretending to actually care about the community, the surrounding area & making sure that the area is safe for residents and run properly!
    There’s been a total degradation of society that’s just completely disgusting. It starts w how we don’t treat each other respectfully, like equal human beings and have proper manners and etiquette! Things would go a whole hell of a lot smoother if this idiot would realize the ppl who live in that trailer park are humans, too, and to start off w some damn decency, kindness, respect and patience, while also encouraging residents to take pride in their properties and make the community beautiful…which is what they’re doing w potted plants/flowers & wind chimes, which should NOT be discouraged!
    3 minutes in and I’m already pissed off.

    • Wrycking Baul
      Wrycking Baul Bulan Yang lalu

      You wrote quite a bit for having said absolutely nothing. Having a dog off leash is straight up negligence and will land you in court. You straight up lost me when you're sitting here and condoning breaking the law.

  • Ronika Jones
    Ronika Jones Bulan Yang lalu

    Good interviewer, great case point questions especially for those without a voice. Best of luck to those individuals

  • J
    J 21 hari yang lalu +1

    That company bought 10 houses in a new subdivision. The average mortgage with insurance and everything is $800. They charge $1,900 a month. We all said they will never rent. Average rent is less than a grand locally. They did though. You know to who?. Wealthier family's from other states that moved here.

  • KapeeCoffee
    KapeeCoffee 24 hari yang lalu

    Honestly i would love to live in those. It looks like a friendly neighborhood

    PAULA O Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Mobile home parks, are charging lot rent fee's, that are outrageous! It's getting to the point, where the lot rent, will cost as much, as a mortgage on a home, per month... Many communities, will not allow manufactured, mobile homes to be there... it's a crying shame.. looks like we'll have more homeless, living out of their vehicles.. it's bad enough now.. as it is for the homeless. I know families, living out of one vehicle, they can't afford the high rent on what they make... What the hell is happening, in this country..???

  • Elmer
    Elmer 18 hari yang lalu

    I like how they are portraying the developers as bad people when I’m reality they are boosting up their local economy and property values.

  • Grey Bond
    Grey Bond 28 hari yang lalu

    thanks vice! i'm glad the sick and ill-fortuned are getting an early christmas gift in a form of - government sanctioned oppression made real by a single geriatric dude who's having a power trip and harnesses god-like power to MAKE THE POOR ALSO HOMELESS

  • SM
    SM Bulan Yang lalu +943

    Finally vice getting back to showing real journalism in our own country

    • Aman Basanti
      Aman Basanti Bulan Yang lalu

      @A Martin It's garbage. I was reading Vice magazine when I was in high school and it was amazing. All it is now is Disney corporate crap. Yes Disney has a massive stake in it.

    • A Martin
      A Martin Bulan Yang lalu

      I appreciate many of the exposes and work they've done in Mexico especially. It may not be important to you, but it is to me.

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  • und3rgr0undfr34k
    und3rgr0undfr34k 20 hari yang lalu

    The reporter was awesome. He truly did understand what those people where going through. To fight these corrupt corporations, you would need someone powerful.

  • Kernica1
    Kernica1 Bulan Yang lalu +1

    We’d all love to live in California with ideal weather. Instead many have to live in apartments in states with terrible weather, so no pitty sorry. That is the USA right now. Corporate greed +little to no state laws to cap rents or encourage single family homes for those who want them & this is just all falling on deaf ears.

  • Ethnos Synergy Energy
    Ethnos Synergy Energy Bulan Yang lalu +3

    There has to be a healthy balance between owners making a profit, housing that's affordable, and communities being well maintained for the safety and harmony of the residents?

    • Sven Jorgensenn
      Sven Jorgensenn Bulan Yang lalu

      No profit for owners. That's ridiculous. I owned 3 homes in Texas, along with the insurance and maintenance plan, it was insanely cheap to operate.

  • Aira Camille
    Aira Camille 24 hari yang lalu

    There should be an intervention from these landlords .. this is the best time to control them, they can increase the rents whenever they want, how much they want. It is too much! Govt is failing the normal working citizens who have been the backbone of America.

  • Lauren Anderson
    Lauren Anderson Bulan Yang lalu +2043

    That guy is definitely on a power trip. Not saying he’s totally in the wrong, but you can tell he enjoys the authority he has. And that’s not healthy.

    • Roozie F
      Roozie F 28 hari yang lalu

      @STJ his ass is the one putting money into the community making sure the buildings are up to code and it was ridden in crime maybe enforcement of new rent is difficult but at the same time people who own houses buildings or mobile home parks have to make money 2 and don't want to see their investment go down the tubes

    • J. A. Broc
      J. A. Broc Bulan Yang lalu

      @Tiffany r nobody is stopping you from having a dumb opinion. What you think you're speaking up against isn't wrong, it's bussiness, legally permitted and most importantly making the community cleaner & safer.
      FEELINGS Don’t make good decisions & these people get the treatment they project. They need to ship up or ship out.... AKA "move on" since you didn't know what that ment. These people will likely always have difficulty dealing with life.

    • J. A. Broc
      J. A. Broc Bulan Yang lalu

      @xtinkerbellax3 he needs to make logical decisions, not "feeling" based decisions. Empathy is/should be irrelevant in moat business matters.