Social Justice

A Case Example for Why We Need Government Involvement

In a great article just posted to CU-CitizenAccess.org about the threats from severe weather to residents in a local trailer park, this especially caught my attention:

According to census data, only 6.1 percent of the United States population lives in mobile homes. But the National Weather Service data states that 43 percent of all U.S. deaths occurred in mobile homes. This puts mobile home residents at a higher risk of being injured during a tornado.

One reason trailer parks don’t provide shelters is because no federal or state laws require park owners to provide storm shelters to tenants.

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