Cities, counties and housing authorities in Colorado are buying mobile home parks to spare them from market-rate redevelopment
Parked: Mobile homes are Colorado’s affordable housing crutch. But they’re disappearing as land becomes more preciousBy Jennifer Brown Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published
State law on mobile homes has roots in Aurora
Moratorium on redevelopment of mobile home park properties will be in effect until August 2020 as city mulls options
Parked: One of the wealthiest counties in Colorado owns four mobile-home parks, an effort to hold on to affordable housing
Pitkin County owns four parks and the city of Aspen owns one
In a notoriously pricey area, nearly all of them are filled with workers in the hospitality, service and construction industries
Parked: The saga of Steamboat Springs’ mobile-home parks: Still offering riverfront homes for less than $900K
A planned new development displaced mobile home owners on prime property. Then the recession put plans on hold -- for years.
In just Lyons, Evans, south of Greeley, and Miliken, southeast of Loveland, the flood destroyed 273 mobile homes, most of which were never replaced
The most severe risks are in homes built before 1976, when HUD set improved safety and construction standards
A community where homeowners also owned the land beneath their mobile or modular homes nonetheless became " the red-headed stepchild "
Even for Durango's middle class, the numbers don't always add up to an affordable housing option -- and some point the finger at corporate park owners