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 »
GOLDEN, Colo. — When Sarah Clement moved to the Golden Hills mobile home park two years ago, she felt like she had won the lottery. After years of squeezing into one-bedroom apartments with her, her 7-year-old son finally … More »
DURANGO, COLO. – One sunny, cold morning last January, John Egan joined fellow mobile home park residents on a neighbor’s front porch. They needed to organize. But how?
Money is tight for Mary Hunt. She often has to decide which bills to pay on time — heat, her car loan, the phone bill. But she’s been able to scrape by for more than 30 years, living … More »
GOLDEN – When Ken Erwin first heard about efforts this past summer among his fellow homeowners to purchase their Golden mobile home park, he counted himself skeptical. Golden Hills’ new cooperative members weren’t business people, he thought. They … More »
For millions, owning a home in a mobile home park is an affordable housing option. But some companies are buying up parks, raising fees and evicting people. And the government is helping them do it.
For more than half of his life, 38-year-old Santos Sevilla has lived in Wellington Park, a neighborhood of mobile homes in Wake Forest, N.C. He moved in at age 16 with his older brother, who bought the trailer … More »
Mobile homes account for a lot of affordable housing. They can cost less than half of what other homes go for, and there are nearly 3 million households living in mobile home parks across the country. But even … More »
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Residents of a mobile home park outside Chapel Hill got a visit Tuesday night from a congressman who came to hear their concerns about the future of safe, affordable housing.