No one should be expected to drink, or bathe in, the water pouring out of the taps in the Apple Tree Park mobile home park.
It’s not easy, and it’s not for everyone, but it’s worth trying on a wider scale
Park owners decry a “hostile legislative climate” while residents struggle — with only occasional success — to purchase their communities
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs has taken a blunt approach to defining its role in assisting renters with landlord troubles: On a mostly empty webpage, five words direct you to a non-government phone number with subsequent bold text that reads, “The Colorado Division of Housing does not enforce any housing codes nor mediate landlord/tenant […]
The new owner of the renamed Ski Town Village hasn’t filled the potholes, cut the trees that threaten to fall on homes, or fixed the spotty water supply. But he has raised rents by 73%.
Samantha Stegner’s love for mobile home park living in Fort Collins, where she now lives with her husband, Mike, and their three kids, shines through in the “blessing box” she built as a free food pantry to help neighbors. And in the Little Free Library to which she recently added some Spanish-language offerings. And in […]
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The summer without power finally came to an end after 60 days. But residents of Sleepy Bear Mobile Home Park say they’re still feeling the effects of spending the hottest and smokiest two months of the year without lights or air conditioning. Power was restored to every mobile home in the park […]
When Colorado lawmakers recently turned their attention to mobile home parks for the first time in decades, one particular bill inspired some residents to start thinking big — beyond the chronic battles with park owners over rising rents and questionable evictions. A new provision in the Mobile Home Park Act, which went into effect in […]
Elizabeth Zacarias and her husband owned their own mobile home for 10 years, renting a slice of property in the Denver Meadows RV Park in Aurora. Amid a battle over whether the owner could close the park for redevelopment, rent went up periodically. In one year, rent increased three times, Zacarias said, in Spanish through […]
A Utah-based mobile home park operator must repay metro-Denver-area residents nearly $150,000 in wrongly withheld security deposits, arbitrary fees and improperly charged attorneys fees as the result of a settlement reached with the Colorado attorney general’s office last week. The investigation signaled a warning to other park managers that abuses that have frequently been the […]