A mobile home park may help create affordable housing in York County

York County Councilman Pomp Rudy said affordable housing is a major need in York County, and he sees the beginning of a solution in this project.

York, South Carolina – York County Council It’s looking into letting developers convert an old mobile home garden into a community of 400 homes, with the promise of keeping prices affordable to help families out.

The proposed project is located in McAfee Court in York, where there are about 40 mobile homes. Fergie Sherry, the 16-year-old resident, said she wishes it was better preserved.

“All this trash here,” said Sherry. “These people don’t like to clean up yards.”

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High grass, trash, unpaved roads, and some homes on the verge of collapse are just some of the complaints of residents in McAfee Court, many of whom can’t afford to leave the old mobile home community.

But a new proposal to replace these homes with space for 400 new manufactured homes by Bull Creek LLC It brings hope to some.

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Richard J of Bull Creek LLC said families already living in the community will be the first to get the chance to buy a home and rent land in the new development.

Ji said that many residents now pay about $1,000 to live here. Under his proposal, the housing cost would remain below $1,500 per month but with better conditions.

“I can make sure it’s clean, picked up, and safe. Sidewalks, paved roads, street lights, streetlights, amenities,” Gee said.

More importantly, Gee said it would be affordable — something that’s much needed in this community.

With more families turning to manufactured homes as an affordable housing solution, demand has driven up prices. According to census data, prices for manufactured homes nationwide have risen about 50% during the pandemic.

Resident Vincent Maluku said he would support the project if it meant his family could get a home.

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“A proposal like this would give 400 families a chance to start the American Dream,” Maluku said.

York County Councilman Pomp Rudy said affordable housing is a major need in York County, and he sees the beginning of a solution in this project.

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“I think this plan fits perfectly with what we want to see in our backyard in contrast to some of the ramshackle, ramshackle mobile units that are here now,” Rudy said.

The first reading was approved by the county council this week. The council will discuss the project again next month.

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