Ongoing Debates

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As Coronavirus widens the renter-owner divide, housing policies will have to change 

Rachel Viforj / April 2020 / The Conversation ABC News

"What began as a global health crisis in the form of COVID-19 is now also an economic crisis of historic proportions. Much of the housing policy focus during the pandemic has rightly centred on the plight of people who are insecurely housed or homeless. Another strand of commentary has focused on a likely fall in property values. But what does the pandemic mean for housing market inequalities in Australia? And what are the policy implications?" Read more of this article on ABC News here.

Parked: mobile home parks become immigrants' home away from home

Tina Griego / September 2019 / The Colorado Independent

"For these Eagle County residents, a trailer is more than a place to live, it is a metaphor for a life in which they are fixed, but not necessarily rooted." Read the full article on The Colorado Independent here.

Colorado house passes new rules for mobile home parks;

bill advances to senate

Marianne Goodland / April 22, 2019 / The Gazette File

"Last year, after the failure of yet another bill to rein in park owners who violate the law, the Department of Regulatory Agencies took a look at whether park owners understood the 1985 act and whether licensing would force better compliance. DORA determined that owners understand the law but licensing was not the right step."  

Colorado House Passes New Rules for Mobile Home Parks; Bill Advances to Senate

Residents of soon-to-close Aurora mobile home park plead with city council for help 

Rachael Long / August 8, 2018 / The Colorado Independent

Read more on the backstory, the movement, and the residents plan B in The Colorado Independent article here

Upcoming events to focus on manufactured housing

Sue Postema Scheeres / September 2017 / University of Colorado

Find events and related news on University of Colorado's Community Outreach and Engagement Programs page here.

Issues in manufactured housing 

Jean C. Accuis / October 2007 / AARP Public Policy Institute

"According to the 2005 American Housing Survey, approximately 48 percent of manufactured homes that were occupied as a primary residence were owned or rented by a person age 50 or older in 2005. However, from 1999 to 2006, there has been a decline in the production of new manufactured homes coupled with less vigorous enforcement of federal safety and construction standards." Read more on this subject and related reports here on AAPR's website.