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Manufactured Home Parks
Manufactured Home Parks are a critical source of affordable housing in Minnesota. An estimated 900 licensed parks in Minnesota house about 48,500 households. Nationwide, it is estimated that there are around 55,000 parks, 3.1 million households, and 10 million residents. This constitutes the largest single source of affordable housing in the state, and without any public subsidy. In some communities, these parks are the only source of affordable housing. However, with increasing property values and development pressures, parks are at risk of closure or conversion resulting in the displacement of the low income resident households. In addition to the risk of park owners desiring to redevelop and convert to another use, some parks are threatened by highway expansions carving out all or part of a park. As a result, Minnesota faces the prospect of losing a number of these manufactured home communities, particularly in the Twin Cities suburbs. When parks close, residents are forced to find comparable affordable replacement housing in markets with affordable housing shortages, a situation likely to be exacerbated as housing programs shrink and costs rise. Beyond the financial costs of park closures, there are also social costs that result from breaking up manufactured home park communities. This is especially difficult for the large number of school-age children and elderly residents who live in the parks.
HJC's Work with Manufactured Home Parks
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American Dream Under Fire - A Documentary
Park Residents Fight To Hold Ground
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MHP Resource Library
HJC-compiled Data and Research
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Data & Reports
Information from other Organizations
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Useful Websites
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Minnesota Court of Appeals Ruling
No Limits on Rent Increases in MH Parks
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Manufactured Home Parks Face Multiple Threats
Manufactured home parks, Minnesota’s most underrated affordable housing resource, face multiple threats, most recently closure or shrinkage due to highway expansions. But the residents, assisted by HJC, APAC, and other organizations, are fighting back.
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