Mobile-home residents unite to take on landlords

Sheedy and other residents of the Akron Manufactured Home Community

MARIBETH SHEEDY GOT A LETTER FROM her new landlord the day after Christmas last year. So did many of her neighbors in the Akron Manufactured Home Community in Akron, N.Y. The park’s new owner, Florida-based Sunrise Capital Investors, was proposing a rent increase of more than 40% starting in the spring. Anyone who couldn’t pay would be evicted.

Mobile-home-park residents, most of whom own their trailers but rent

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