Mobile home parks get reprieve

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The Miami-Dade County Commission has extended its moratorium on mobile home park conversions for six months, a measure that was temporarily imposed in October to help residents keep their homes. The ban prevents the parks from being turned into other types of permanent housing or commercial buildings, but does not bar eviction of tenants. A 90-day renewal passed in February prohibited the issuance of building permits or rezoning for 40 mobile home parks — with about 8,000 units — in unincorporated areas of the county. Assistant County Attorney Joni Coffey warned commissioners that the longer the moratorium remains in place the greater the likelihood of legal action against the county.

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