During the COVID pandemic there were numerous rent subsidy programs offered by state, county, and city governments. Many programs remain to help low-income rental households including the utility CARE programs, senior and family resource centers, food banks and more.
Trailers, mobile homes and manufactured homes are built in factories and transported over the road on axles and wheels to the site where they will be set up – whether that is in a rental community (mobile home park/manufactured housing community), or on privately owned land. The manufactured home is set up on pillars, earthquake systems are installed on newer homes, the tires are removed, and siding or skirting is added. Owners add steps to the front and back doors and, in many parks, carports and patios are installed with covers. Driveways and landscaping are added and maintained by the mobile home owner renting the site.
Once a mobile home is set in place, it can be moved the same way it was originally moved to the site. If the home is multi-section (double or triple wide), the sections are divided and move along the roadway as single sections. In many mobile home parks built in the 60s and 70s, the original homes are now 50 and 60 years old and are being replaced by newer manufactured housing. Where do these older homes go? Some go to Mexico or out of state, others to privately owned land or older mobile home parks in rural areas where they are fixed up and rented or sold.
“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” – Janine di Giovanni
Easter is this Sunday, April 17. In celebration of the season and the spirit of the holiday, we’ve collected some quotes about that we hope resonate with you. And regardless of if you celebrate or not, we hope you find a sense of renewal and hope this Spring.
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse
“Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.” – Floyd W. Tomkins
“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” – Martin Luther
“Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, ‘Christ is risen,’ but ‘I shall rise.'” – Phillips Brooks
“Easter is a time when God turned the inevitability of death into the invincibility of life.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We proclaim the resurrection of Christ when his light illuminates the dark moments of our existence.” – Pope Francis
Feeling bored and cooped up at home? Your county and city probably offer a variety of locally organized events and activities in a range of prices. The lovely spring weather and longer days offer more opportunities to get out and do something.
We recommend checking a few places to find as many options as possible. Check your county and city websites for local events. Parks and Recreation departments often have more information on outdoor events and free to low-cost sport leagues, arts and crafts classes, and even educational opportunities. Senior Centers frequently have their own event schedules, sometimes even open to all ages.