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 »
Vice News: America’s Last Affordable Housing is Under Threat
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 »
The Boston Globe: On Cape Cod, a band of mobile home owners fight for their park: ‘The vultures want it! But they’re not going to get it’
Investors nationwide of buying up mobile home parks from mom-and-pop operators. Tenants often suffer.
The Washington Post: How a group of moms turned a Virginia trailer park into a village
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.
The Conversation: Debunking stereotypes about mobile homes could make them a new face of affordable housing
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 »
Rocky Mountain PBS: Residents in Golden deal with the aftermath of a private company buying their mobile home park
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 »
Rocky Mountain PBS: Colorado’s mobile home parks are becoming a lucrative business, but not for residents
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 »
Washington Post: ‘We’re all afraid’: Massive rent increases hit mobile homes
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.
‘Sitting on a time bomb’: Mobile home residents at risk in red-hot housing market
WASHINGTON — Jon Zang walks his dog several times a day in his mobile home community in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania. It’s quiet, as most of his neighbors are at work. But he often wonders how many more … More »