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Parked: Half the American Dream

Parked: Half the American Dream
Parked: Half the American Dream

Parked: Colorado towns are taking action to preserve their remaining mobile-home parks

Cities, counties and housing authorities in Colorado are buying mobile home parks to spare them from market-rate redevelopment

Growth

Parked: New state law brings hope to Colorado’s mobile-home residents

“There was a convergence.” Politics, a housing crisis and activism produced a long-awaited sign of hope for mobile-home owners.

Politics and Government

Parked: Mobile homes are Colorado’s affordable housing crutch. But they’re disappearing as land becomes more precious

Mobile homes provide the bulk of unsubsidized, affordable housing in Colorado but their numbers are shrinking and ownership is moving from mom-and-pop to corporate

Coloradans

Parked: Ouray woman watches a mobile-home investment evaporate with her mother’s death

The single-wide unit had to be moved because of a provision in an amended lease. That made the investment a near-total loss.

Coloradans

Parked: Routt County manufactured homes by the numbers

In just the last 10 years, Routt County's mobile home units have fallen by nearly half

Coloradans

Parked: Delta mobile-home resident poisoned by carbon monoxide; rental company denies anything is wrong

When the woman notified mobile park management she was moving out, she received an eviction threat

Coloradans

Parked: Aurora considers how to preserve mobile-home parks after park’s closure

State law on mobile homes has roots in Aurora

Coloradans

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

Coloradans

Parked: Fort Collins considers reforms to preserve 30 mobile home parks and improve conditions

Moratorium on redevelopment of mobile home park properties will be in effect until August 2020 as city mulls options

Coloradans

Parked: Eagle County mobile-home parks become immigrants’ home away from home

In a notoriously pricey area, nearly all of them are filled with workers in the hospitality, service and construction industries

Coloradans

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.

Coloradans

Parked: Mobile-home dwellers left behind after 2013 Colorado floods

In just Lyons, Evans, south of Greeley, and Miliken, southeast of Loveland, the flood destroyed 273 mobile homes, most of which were never replaced

Coloradans

Parked: Fire can be risky, deadly drawback of living in mobile homes

The most severe risks are in homes built before 1976, when HUD set improved safety and construction standards

Coloradans

Parked: Residents of Greeley-area mobile home park feel abandoned

A community where homeowners also owned the land beneath their mobile or modular homes nonetheless became " the red-headed stepchild "

Coloradans

Parked: “Priced out of our hometown,” rising lot rents squeezing out mobile-home park residents

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

Coloradans