The Midland City Council in Midland, Tex. approved a one-year temporary use permit for a 70-unit manufactured home community to house Midland Independent School District’s (ISD) teachers and other employees. Updating a story MHProNews posted June 25, 2013, the council chose to develop ISD owned property instead of leasing sites in Stonegate Mobile Home Park. Energy fields being developed nearby are drawing workers to the area seeking housing, driving up prices and lowering the vacancy rate in town, making it difficult for ISD to attract much needed teachers. As mywesttexas says, 100 to 210 staff members will be housed in the manufactured homes, depending on whether teachers want to have roommates.
(Photo credit: rileytransport–manufactured home on the move)