Manson Floyd has a few things to say about that trailer park on 9th St., just west of Studewood in the Heights:
That park belongs to my Mother. She is 80 and on a respirator and has diabetes and the park is more an act of charity than an act of business. The renters do not pay on time, the City taxes the park more than the adjacent homes and yet she keeps it open. The Park represents what is very right and what is wrong with this country. . . .
The City of Houston would have the park close down so that developers could buy the land for a song and put up another overpriced house for one rich family to live in. Meanwhile my mother is making it possible for 6 or 7 low income families to live there.
It isn’t pretty, but it is the right thing to do. She should be able to make some money off the park to help pay for her medication. She should be able to leave the park to her family so that they can run it. If she dies the city will not allow the park to remain open. Please spread the word about the park and help me help my mother keep it open.
- SAVE Floyd Trailer Park on East 9th Street [Houston Heights Then and Now]
- Second-to-Last of the Great Heights Trailer Parks [Swamplot]
Photo of Floyd Trailer Park: Manson Floyd