Mobile Home Park Expert Esther Sullivan Weighs in on All Too Common Florida Situation

Published: Jan. 19, 2023

Caribbean Isles represented an affordable retirement dream. Residents thought it would stay that way after they sold the park — and their protection. Previously, homeowners with shares in the park paid a small monthly fee for maintenance and management. When it came to major decisions about the park, they each had a vote. “This model of resident ownership is the ‘gold-standard’ for keeping a mobile home community affordable,” said Associate Sociology Professor, Esther Sullivan.

They sold the land under their Pinellas County mobile homes. Now they regret it.
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