A centerpiece of lawmakers’ 2019 push to challenge abusive actions by park owners was expected to bring an initial deluge of complaints. That hasn’t happened -- yet.
State law on mobile homes has roots in Aurora
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
Moratorium on redevelopment of mobile home park properties will be in effect until August 2020 as city mulls options
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
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