Mobile Homes: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Manufactured homes are an affordable housing option, but large investment companies are making them less and less so. John Oliver discusses the value of manufactured housing and the challenges it faces on this segment that first aired on April 8, 2019.
I'M HOME Manufactured Housing Toolkit
Prosperity Now and their partners developed a set of tools to help advocates educate policymakers, allied organizations and the general public about how public policy can improve the lives and financial security of owners of manufactured housing. The Manufactured Housing Toolkit includes:
National Consumer Law Center Resources
NCLC has developed a number of resources for identifying and advocating local, state, and federal legislation related to manufactured housing, which you can find HERE.
AARP: Shifting the Balance of Power
Representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the National Consumer Law Center worked with manufactured homeowners and representatives from several state associations to publish “Shifting the Balance of Power,” a publication with model legislation for manufactured homeowners.
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From Mobile Home Park to Mixed Income Community: A Guide and Case Study
This resource guide (pdf, 21.2 MB) offers a case study, checklists and other resources to enable individuals and organizations to follow the Sunrise Park model. Among the key elements for success identified by this study:
Calistoga (CA) Leverages Data on Mobile Home Parks
Results of a study conducted on the demographics of Calistoga’s mobile home parks will be useful in securing future assistance programs for the seniors who occupy the parks, officials learned at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Read the complete article here.
Three-Part Series on the Value of Manufactured Housing
Ishbel Dickens, past Executive Director of the National manufactured Home Owners Association is extensively quoted in an article by Natalie St. John of The Chinook Observer highlighting egregious business practices and bad living conditions in manufactured housing communities in Spokane, SW Washington and parts of Oregon, where the community owners have racked up huge debt and allowed at least one of the properties to fall into foreclosure.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
American Red Cross - Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
Home fires kill an average of seven people every day. Every 40 minutes, an injury from a home fire is reported. Roughly 1,000 times every day, fire departments are called to a home fire. The American Red Cross supports the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and its goal to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires.
Read the Home Fire and Smoke Alarm Summary Fact Sheet.