Looking out for their neighbors to keep the community running smoothly is at the heart of what these community leaders do. They have ideas for a Halloween party, or breakfast for residents on Saturday mornings – anything to … More »
Lots at Williston Woods mobile home park are a coveted prize. Realtors contact homeowners directly to ask if they’re thinking of selling, and people routinely drive through the secluded hilltop community hoping to spot homes for sale. Spacious double-wide … More »
Across the US, corporate buyers are purchasing mobile home parks and driving up rents for those on the brink of being homeless. VICE News went to Fresno, California, where one such company is attempting to buy a park … More »
Investors nationwide of buying up mobile home parks from mom-and-pop operators. Tenants often suffer.
To spend time with the moms is to see: Alone, some could find themselves drowning. But together, they’ve been able to do more than tread water.
When you hear the words “trailer park” or “mobile home park,” what comes to mind? Crime? Poverty? Vulnerability to natural disasters? These negative images reflect the stigma, reinforced by popular culture, that many U.S. residents assign to manufactured … More »
GOLDEN, Colo. — On any given day, Ken Erwin is looking for odd jobs for his neighbors to do. He’s trying to help them make some money to pay for their increasing rent. Erwin owns a home in Golden … More »
DENVER — For decades, mobile homes have been a sweet spot in home ownership. They provide an opportunity to own a home at much lower prices than traditional single-family homes. The problem for some homeowners has become the … More »
Park rents are doubling or tripling, as high demand, low inventory and a rise in corporate owners take a toll on one of the nation’s biggest sources of affordable housing.