College evicts mobile park residents

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Hot Foreclosures for Under $150,000
It's open house for great real estate steals. See how much home can you buy for the money, especially with these well-priced foreclosures in cities across the U.S.
Top Picks: Foreclosures for Under $150,000
Foreclosure Search: 7-Day Free Trial to Foreclosure Listings
__________________________________________________
Browse Over 2.6 Million Home Listings





Hot Foreclosures for Under $150,000

It's open house for great real estate steals. See how much home can you buy for the money, especially with these well-priced foreclosures in cities across the U.S.

Top Picks: Foreclosures for Under $150,000

Foreclosure Search: 7-Day Free Trial to Foreclosure Listings

__________________________________________________

Browse Over 2.6 Million Home Listings


Buyers' Market: $150,000 | $250,000 | $350,000 | $450,000

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) - Residents of a mobile home park must move out of their homes soon because a college that bought the park plans to use the space for a future campus expansion.

Bethel College, an evangelical Christian school with about 2,000 students, bought the Princess City Mobile Home Park and notified residents that they must move by July 1.

The park contains about 60 mobile homes, nearly all rental units, and about 12 to 14 units are occupied. Shirley DeWitt and her husband aren't sure where they will move.

"We didn't think we'd have to move this soon," she said. "We thought maybe we'd have a year."

Bethel College, an evangelical Christian school with about 2,000 students, bought the Princess City Mobile Home Park and notified residents that they must move by July 1.

The park contains about 60 mobile homes, nearly all rental units, and about 12 to 14 units are occupied. Shirley DeWitt and her husband aren't sure where they will move.

"We didn't think we'd have to move this soon," she said. "We thought maybe we'd have a year."

Bethel College, an evangelical Christian school with about 2,000 students, bought the Princess City Mobile Home Park and notified residents that they must move by July 1.

The park contains about 60 mobile homes, nearly all rental units, and about 12 to 14 units are occupied. Shirley DeWitt and her husband aren't sure where they will move.

"We didn't think we'd have to move this soon," she said. "We thought maybe we'd have a year."

Bethel College, an evangelical Christian school with about 2,000 students, bought the Princess City Mobile Home Park and notified residents that they must move by July 1.

The park contains about 60 mobile homes, nearly all rental units, and about 12 to 14 units are occupied. Shirley DeWitt and her husband aren't sure where they will move.

"We didn't think we'd have to move this soon," she said. "We thought maybe we'd have a year."

Bethel College bought the neighboring Jefferson Mobile Home Park several years ago. Residents there must move by the end of the month. About seven units remain occupied in that park, and those residents are preparing to move, said John Myers, Bethel's vice president and chief fiscal officer.

It's a Buyer's Market! Search Home Listings

Bargain Finder: Foreclosures Near You | Home Value Calculator

The college plans to convert both mobile home parks into a grassy area for Bethel students and neighborhood residents in the northern Indiana city to use.

Eventually, officials hope the site will be used for additional campus buildings or athletic fields. Myers said it could take two to five years to proceed with those plans.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. Active hyperlinks have been inserted by AOL.

Read Full Story

Find a New Home

Buy
Rent
Value
Powered by Zillow

From Our Partners