manufactured housing

Row of colorful mobile homes on an asphalt street.

Out-of-State Investors Buying Up More Mobile Home Parks

In a trend that has accelerated since the pandemic, over one in five mobile home parks in Maine are owned by out-of-state investors.

April 2, 2024 - Bangor Daily News

Front of pale green manufactured home with carport and desert sunset in background.

HUD Announces New Loan Limits for Manufactured Housing

The new loan limits are expected to help more homebuyers access affordable housing options.

March 20, 2024 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Row of mobile homes in 55+ community in Oceano, California.

How Resident-Owned Mobile Home Parks Can Protect Affordable Housing

Cooperative ownership can provide housing stability for low-income residents and protect them from land rent spikes and poor management.

March 12, 2024 - The Daily Yonder

Aerial view of manufactured homes on green lawn.

HUD Reforms to Manufactured Housing Policy Could Unlock More Affordable Homes

The agency took a series of steps to make manufactured homes, often excluded from neighborhoods and loan programs, more accessible and affordable.

March 7, 2024 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Aerial view of mobile home being moved in a mobile home park by a red truck.

Opinion: Make Way for Manufactured Housing

Manufactured homes can be an affordable and accessible solution to the housing crisis, but they’re zoned out of many U.S. neighborhoods.

February 28, 2024 - The Ledger

Aerial view of mobile home park with mature trees in Rochester, New York.

New York Strengthens Protections for Mobile Home Park Residents

Modular home owners will get the first right of refusal when park owners want to sell residential parks.

December 7, 2023 - Spectrum News

The Animas River winds through the town of Durango in southwestern Colorado

Durango Mobile Home Park Residents Form Community Land Trust

The model of combining housing co-ops with community land trusts could show a new path forward for increasing housing stability.

August 11, 2023 - High Country News

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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 manufactured home being dropped off or moved by red truck in mobile home park

In Spite of Affordability Crisis, Richmond Rejects Manufactured Housing Plan

After declaring a housing crisis, the Virginia capital’s city council voted against a proposed manufactured home warehouse that would distribute replacements for aging manufactured housing stock.

June 4, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

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

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

Shipping Container Housing

Building Modular Housing Factories Near Areas With High Housing Costs

To improve housing costs and economic conditions at once, look to the locations of modular housing factories.

April 28, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

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How to Reduce the Influence of Private Equity in Affordable Housing

The risk of onerous lot rent increases and the fear of eviction are more threatening than ever as private equity enters the manufactured housing market.

August 9, 2019 - Shelterforce Magazine

Greed Revealed in the Manufactured Housing Industry

A company owned by Berkshire Hathaway has been been indulging in some of the same tactics that led to the larger housing crisis about ten years ago.

April 21, 2015 - Rooflines

Manufactured Housing: Underutilized and Misunderstood

What will it take for manufactured housing, the principal source of unsubsidized, affordable homes in the United States, to reach its potential?

December 10, 2014 - Rooflines

We Can't Afford to Ignore Manufactured Housing Anymore

A negative perception of manufactured housing persists, though the industry has changed drastically. Winton Pitcoff tells community developers that these homes need to be taken seriously as solutions for the affordable housing crisis.

November 6, 2013 - Shelterforce Magazine

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