Officials’ inaction on mobile home rent increases shameful

Thank you for the article about soaring rent fees in mobile home parks (“‘Nowhere else to cut’: Seniors face 14% rent increases, in homes they own,” The Herald, April 5).

The word “investors” to describe those raising these rents should be replaced with “sociopathic predators.” John Oliver on his Max TV show did an expose on this. The most shocking part was a seminar where lovely looking Americans were getting training on how to squeeze the last dime out of those trapped in their mobile homes.

The seminar was explicit in showing people how the residents of these parks were told to “invest” in had no choice but to pay these rents. What I asked myself, after getting over my nausea, was what was the matter with people. And where is the government of FDR and the progressive era that grew for decades afterwards?

I have to say that this social justice warrior is tired of constant chatting among liberals with code words like equity and inclusion. Seniors in mobile home parks are being forced to do without health care just to not be homeless. And no one seems to care and the government has been silent on this issue which is far from new.

Thanks to The Herald staff for exposing this atrocity to many people who probably won’t care much. It sure seems that we’ve entered a world where greed is good, period.

Rick Walker

Snohomish

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