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Thoughts on issues relating to Howard County

July 03, 2005


Hundreds of Howard County residents who live in mobile home parks - including residents of Ev-Mar Mobile Home Park in Savage - are facing a financial squeeze as rising land values prompt landowners to close parks for redevelopment.

Working-class families fear they will be displaced and lose their homes because there is no place to move their trailers. Even if there is a spot, many residents say they cannot afford moving costs - even with financial aid.

YOUR VIEW: Should county government or the park owners be required to pay more of these costs? Send e-mail responses by Thursday to speakout@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.

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