Housing market favors park ownership now more than ever

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Housing market favors park ownership now more than ever

Residents organize to protect homes’ affordability
(Kathryn Scott/The Colorado Sun)

Residents of Lamplighter Village, a manufactured and mobile home park, spend time outdoors in their community in Federal Heights. Across Colorado, where the housing crisis impacts both rural and urban towns, the strife between mobile home park residents and park owners approaches a boiling point. The business model – in which homeowners pay lot rent to park their houses on someone else’s land – capitalizes on the immobility and economic fragility of tenants who often can’t afford to move or live anywhere else.

Housing market favors park ownership now more than ever

(Kathryn Scott/The Colorado Sun)

Residents of Lamplighter Village, a manufactured and mobile home park, spend time outdoors in their community in Federal Heights. Across Colorado, where the housing crisis impacts both rural and urban towns, the strife between mobile home park residents and park owners approaches a boiling point. The business model – in which homeowners pay lot rent to park their houses on someone else’s land – capitalizes on the immobility and economic fragility of tenants who often can’t afford to move or live anywhere else.
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