Raymond Eugene Stancel, left, talks with Jennifer McBee outside of her mobile home at Mobile Home Village on Lee Avenue in Chickamauga. Photo by Angela Lewis Foster/Times Free Press
CHICKAMAUGA, GA (Times Free Press) -
Stacy Brown needs to find affordable housing soon within walking distance of his job at the Shaw Industries carpet backing plant in Chickamauga.
That's because the mobile home park where Brown pays $100 a week to rent a single-wide trailer is being sold, and all of its residents have to move out by July 31.
"I can't move far. I don't drive," he said. "I have to stay pretty close."
Brown and other residents have heard the same talk: That a local foundation plans to buy the 100-space, 16-acre mobile home park on both sides of Lee Avenue, one of the gateways to historic downtown Chickamauga, and build a recreational park with tennis courts and a pool that the foundation will give to the city.