S1 Episode 15: Talking Manufactured Insecurity with Author Esther Sullivan

In addition to increasing monthly site fees, residents of private- and investor-owned manufactured home communities often face another looming threat – community closure. Ten years ago, Esther Sullivan, author of “Manufactured Insecurity: Mobile Home Parks and Americans’ Tenuous Right to Place,” moved into two communities facing shut down to study the sociological impacts on the homeowners who lived there. She joins Ownership Matters to tell us about her experiences in those two communities, shares some stories about the residents she stayed connected with, and tells us more about what she’s working on these days (like testifying to the Federal Housing Finance Authority in July) as an advocate for homeowners in manufactured home communities.