Mobile Homes

Snowy vista of Bozeman, Montana

A Housing Crisis Spreads in Yellowstone Gateway Communities

Last year’s flooding caused damage to already strained affordable housing supplies in towns near the national park.

June 21, 2023 - Utah Public Radio

Aerial view of mobile home park next to freeway in Mesa, Arizona

Arizona Zoning Reform Bills Would Protect Mobile Home Residents

Three proposed bills would increase flexibility in zoning and encourage affordable housing production, particularly near light rail.

May 17, 2023 - Arizona Mirror

Flooded street in a mobile home community

How Climate Change Threatens Manufactured Housing

A key supply of low-cost housing is under threat from extreme weather, rising sea levels, and other impacts of climate change.

December 22, 2022 - Nexus Media

Floodwaters and damaged road in Yellowstone National Park

How the Yellowstone Floods Laid Bare a Housing Crisis

This year’s historic floods ravaged communities already roiled by spiking housing costs and a shortage of available workforce housing near the nation’s oldest national park.

September 23, 2022 - High Country News

Row of manufactured homes on an asphalt street

Protecting America’s Manufactured Housing

Governments at all levels are finally waking up to the benefits of protecting and encouraging the production of factory-built homes, which offer an affordable, efficient form of housing that many Americans depend on.

August 17, 2022 - Governing

Trailer Parks

Destigmatizing Manufactured Housing

It’s time to rethink the negative stereotypes and acknowledge the key role mobile home parks can play in solving the affordable housing crisis.

July 31, 2022 - The Conversation

Trailer Parks

The Housing Crisis in America’s Mobile Home Parks

With demand surging and rent costs rising sharply, mobile home parks are becoming unaffordable for their most vulnerable residents.

June 7, 2022 - The Washington Post

View of mobile home park in Oceano, California

Southern California City To Draft Mobile Home Rent Stabilization Ordinance

After complaints from a seniors-only development that saw a sharp rise in rents in recent months, Torrance will consider an ordinance limiting rent increases for mobile home park residents.

April 29, 2022 - The Daily Breeze

Aerial view of Main Street, Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania

Housing Scarcity in Rural America

With the growth of ‘Zoom towns’ and the sharply rising demand for small-town living, rural communities are facing pressure to maintain housing affordability for long-time residents and boost housing production.

April 22, 2022 - Camoin Associates

Trailer Park

Mobile Home Residents Face Rising Displacement Threat

As investors continue to eye mobile home parks as a profitable opportunity, current residents, many elderly and low-income, face steep rent hikes and possible eviction.

March 30, 2022 - The New York Times

Boise Idaho

Boise Buys Mobile Home Park To Preserve Affordable Housing

The Boise City Council voted to make the purchase in a bid to protect residents from displacement.

March 24, 2022 - Idaho Press-Tribune

Mobile home park in Orange County, California

Seattle Weighs Protections for Mobile Home Parks

To protect a valuable source of affordable housing, Seattle's city council will consider creating a 'mobile home overlay district' that would preserve housing and regulate new development.

December 10, 2021 - The Urbanist

Coachella Valley

A Stark Picture of the Climate Gap in the Coachella Valley

In the low desert of Southern California, dwindling water supplies and a lack of infrastructure funding pose major challenges for working-class communities struggling to survive.

September 12, 2021 - ProPublica

Trailer Parks

Mobile Home Parks Becoming Unaffordable as Investors Buy Up Properties

Longtime residents of mobile home parks are seeing their land rents go up as corporate investors seek to increase profits, aided in part by federally-backed loans.

September 8, 2021 - NPR

Portland Mobile Homes

Manufactured Home Residents Face Heightened Hurricane Risks

The unique construction and ownership structure of so-called 'mobile' homes put their residents at increased risk of property damage, financial loss, and death during extreme weather events.

July 25, 2021 - Atmos

Tiny House Prefab

Denver Makes Space for Tiny Homes

A law approved by the Denver City Council this week makes it much easier to build tiny homes in Denver.

October 9, 2019 - The Denver Post

Trailer Parks

Fewer Places for Mobile Home Parks to Stay

Mobile home parks in Colorado provide another example of how a soaring real estate market displaces low-income communities.

September 20, 2019 - Associated Press

San Francisco Sprawl

Amendments to Sen. Wiener's 'More HOMES Act' Address Jobs-Housing Balance

"Jobs-rich area," a new term that targets some suburban regions, is among amendments added March 11 to Senate Bill 50, the reincarnation of Wiener's controversial SB 827 housing bill that died last year.

March 16, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner

Portland Mobile Homes

Zoning Change Protects Mobile Homes as Affordable Housing

The increasingly expensive city of Portland views mobile homes as a critical form of affordable housing.

August 24, 2018 - The Oregonian

Trailer Park

Manufactured Homes for Affordability

When President Reagan slashed funding for low-income housing in the '80s, he set off a boom in manufactured housing. Now some think these homes might offer relief for those struggling to afford a home.

June 29, 2018 - CityLab

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