Residents of a 50 unit mobile home park in Wake Forest, NC organized through ONE Wake to win $375,000 in relocation expenses from the Town of Wake Forest and developer Middleburg Communities. As a result, each household in the park will receive roughly $12,500.
Six months ago, residents of the mobile home park received notice that their park would be closed to make way for the development of a 275 unit upscale single family home development. Since then, resident leaders have organized their power for a series of actions including a 209 person press conference in July that brought developer Middleburg Communities to the negotiating table.
On September 21, 50+ residents and ONE Wake supporters rallied outside of the Wake Forest Town Hall and successfully urged their Town Commissioners to VOTE YES on rezoning conditions to hold the developer accountable to compensate residents for their displacement.
This campaign was one in a series of mobile home park campaigns organized by IAF affiliates in North Carolina to respond to the pressure from major developers, global investment firms, and hedge funds that have begun to purchase and flip parks all across our state.