latest news ‘Gimme Shelter’: Who’s Watching California’s Mobile Home Parks

Some of California’s most affordable housing is found in mobile home parks. Residents there pay about half the monthly housing costs as those who live in single-family homes in the state, according to census data.

But California’s method of monitoring mobile home parks is fraught with shortcomings, according to a new story from Manuela Tobías of CalMatters. This has led to deplorable conditions for some residents, including those who live surrounded by sewers for months at a time in a park outside Stockton.

In this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast”, we discuss Tobías’ article on limited state enforcement of issues at mobile home parks across the state.

This is also Tobías’ last episode with “Gimme Shelter” as she leaves to pursue journalism in her native Argentina. The Times and CalMatters hope to resume the podcast with a new co-host after a brief hiatus.

give me sheltera biweekly podcast about why it’s so expensive to live in California and what the state can do about it, features Liam Dillon, who covers housing affordability issues for the Los Angeles Times, and Manuela Tobías, housing journalist for Cal Matters.

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