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Mobile home parks become immigrants’ home away from home

AVON – The Aspens Mobile Home Village sits on a wedge of land tucked between eastbound I-70 and the Eagle River in the mountains near Vail. The park is easy to miss in the blur of freeway speeds –...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado towns take action to preserve remaining mobile home parks

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Jeff Morehead’s cat slips through the small, square door carved into his wooden fence, a gateway from Morehead’s mobile home lot to a serene landscape of blooming flowers and...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile homes help keep housing affordable in Aspen

ASPEN – While the existence of five mobile home parks in Colorado’s wealthiest county might come as a surprise to some, they are actually an integral part of Pitkin County’s affordable housing...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

On a late-August Sunday afternoon, state Rep. Meg Froelich readied the meeting room at the Sheridan Library for a town hall with constituents. There was one item on the agenda: a recently enacted...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile home parks approach a boiling point

In the Aurora mobile home park where she lived for 16 years, eviction notices kept coming to Petra Bennett’s door – for unauthorized guests, lack of insurance, late rent. They were bogus threats to...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rising lot rents squeeze out mobile home residents in Durango

Editor’s note: This project is the result of an ambitious, first-of-its-kind collaboration between The Durango Herald, The Colorado Sun and more than a dozen...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing market favors park ownership now more than ever

As affordable housing becomes more scarce, many family-run mobile home parks are ready to cash out. The baby boomers running them are looking to retire and downsize. The supply-and-demand curve...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The saga of Steamboat Springs’ mobile home parks

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Christina Allevato Payton had a rare find in Steamboat Springs: a waterfront home for under $1 million. “I probably lived in a $2 million spot with an amazing view,” she said....

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Collins leaders want to reform mobile home parks

FORT COLLINS – Fort Collins leaders are taking advantage of a reshuffled city council lineup to dust off proposed mobile home park reforms that have long failed to gain traction. The policies...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Key findings of the mobile home series

This project is the result of an ambitious, first-of-its-kind collaboration between The Durango Herald, The Colorado Sun and more than a dozen Colorado news organizations. Newspaper, online, radio,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile home owners vulnerable as investors swoop in

ASPEN — When the time came for her to sell the mobile home park she and her son owned near Aspen, 89-year-old Harriett Noyes had two big offers and an even bigger decision: Take nearly $30 million...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire can be deadly drawback of living in mobile homes

GREELEY — For many with low or fixed incomes, mobile homes provide an affordable housing option that’s hard to beat as housing costs continue to rise in Colorado. But that affordability can come at...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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