Neighbors in a low-income, mostly Latino mobile-home park are fighting Kittitas County’s surprise plan to evict them. Now the state is investigating.
The Mobile-Home Trap
Billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett controls a mobile-home empire that promises low-income borrowers affordable houses. But all too often, it traps those owners in high-interest loans and rapidly depreciating homes.
Lawmakers want federal regulators to investigate Warren Buffett’s mobile-home company after a Seattle Times/BuzzFeed News report that found company practices have harmed minority communities.
Clayton Homes, Berkshire Hathaway’s mobile-home subsidiary, has defended its practices and denied some of the key findings of the recent Seattle Times/BuzzFeed News investigation, including...
Clayton Homes has used a pattern of deception to help extract billions from poor customers around the country — particularly people of color, who make...
Citing a Seattle Times investigation that showed how Warren Buffet's company locks buyers in loans at interest rates that can exceed 15 percent, the editorial...
Clayton Homes is pushing Congress to roll back consumer protections on mobile-home loans.
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