Mobile Home Parks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday's Deadly Tornadoes a Reminder of the Risks of Mobile Homes

The effects of tornadoes like those that touched down in South Georgia on Sunday are exacerbated in areas where many residents live in mobile homes.

January 24, 2017 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Eminent Domain for Preservation? It's Possible for Palo Alto Mobile Home Park

The city of Palo Alto, the county of Santa Clara, and the Housing Authority of Santa Clara County have joined forces to acquire the 4.5 acre Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, thus saving 117 low-income families from eviction.

June 22, 2016 - Palo Alto Online

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