The mobile-home trap: How a Warren Buffett empire preys on the poor

April 3, 2015 6:54 AM

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The mobile-home trap: How a Warren Buffett empire preys on the poor

EPHRATA, Grant County — After years of living in a 1963 travel trailer, Kirk and Patricia Ackley found a permanent house with enough space to host grandkids and care for her aging father suffering from dementia.

So, as the pilot cars prepared to guide the factory-built home up from Oregon in May 2006, the Ackleys were elated to finalize paperwork waiting for them at their loan broker’s kitchen table.

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