manufactured homes

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

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

Worker in yellow construction vest working on modular home under construction.

Op-Ed: Making Housing More Affordable Through Modular Construction

A relatively minor change to the federal government’s regulations on modular construction could bring down the cost of building and deploying modular housing to more communities facing housing shortages.

January 3, 2024 - The Architect's Newspaper

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

View of Saratoga Lake from shore

This Manufactured Home Park Will Soon Be Boat Storage, But One Resident Stays To Fight

Angela Kaufman purchased what she thought would be her longtime home in a mobile home community. Less than a year after she moved, the park was sold and residents were told they had to go.

August 16, 2022 - Shelterforce Magazine

Manufactured home trailers in Aurora, Colorado

New Loan Fund Will Help Mobile Home Residents Purchase Land

A Colorado law makes it easier for residents to buy the mobile home parks they live in to protect against sharp rent increases.

June 9, 2022 - The Daily Yonder

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

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

 The remains of a mobile home park in Sylmar, California. 480 of the park's 600 mobile homes were burned in the Sayre Fire in November 2008.

Rental Housing at Risk From Environmental Hazards

From wildfires to hurricanes, environmental risks pose a threat to around 40 percent of U.S. rental units.

March 10, 2022 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

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

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

Trailer Parks

Owners and Renters of Manufactured Homes Lack Assistance During the Pandemic

Millions of people who live in manufactured homes were already vulnerable. The pandemic has made their housing situations even more precarious.

August 28, 2020 - Urban Wire

Apartments for rent signage

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

Trailer Parks

Mobile Home Parks as Gentrification Flashpoints

The Iowa State Supreme Court recently sided with a resident of a mobile home park over the city of Des Moines, which had worked to shut the entire mobile home park down.

July 9, 2018 - Thomas Reuters Foundation

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

Trailer Park

How Mobile Homes Fill a 'Critical Gap' in Affordable Housing

Cities across America have a housing crisis on their hands—should they be talking more about trailer parks?

April 27, 2018 - CityLab

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