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Webcast: The story of Glory

One of East Palo Alto's last bastions of affordable housing set to close by 2020

Palo Alto Weekly journalists discuss the potential closure of Glory Mobile Home and RV Park in East Palo Alto, which housing advocates say would eliminate needed low-income housing from the city. They explore what the loss might mean for renters who have lived there for decades.

Watch the webcast here or listen to the podcast version of the episode here.

Timestamps for topics discussed on video:

To jump to a specific topic, open the description box below the video in YouTube and click on the timestamp.

• Background on the park and closure plans (0:25)

• Issues with upkeep, lack of new residents (5:15)

• New plans for property and resident reaction (6:03)

• Comparison with Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto, using public land for mobile homes (8:35)

• Lawsuits surrounding Glory mobile home park (13:10)

• Remaining mobile home parks and alternatives (16:36)

Timestamps for topics discussed on podcast:

To jump to a specific topic, listen to the show on our podcast page and drag circle within the audio player's progress bar to the desired timestamp.

• Background on the park and closure plans (0:42)

• Issues with upkeep, lack of new residents (5:27)

• New plans for the property and resident reaction (6:20)

• Comparison with Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, use of city land for mobile homes (8:51)

• Lawsuit surrounding Glory mobile home park (13:28)

• Remaining mobile home parks (16:58)

Alternatives to mobile home parks (17:53)

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Check out previous weeks' episodes in the "Behind the Headlines" archive.

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