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  • Events | All Parks Alliance for Change
    a Resident Association Become a Citizen Lobbyist Sign up for E Mail Updates Contact Us Tenant Hotline Metro 651 644 5525 Toll Free 1 855 361 2722 State Office 2380 Wycliff St 200 St Paul MN 55114 651 644 5525 Fax 651 523 0173 Get Directions Email Us Home Events Events Thursday February 11 2016 Thu 2380 Wycliff Street Suite 200 St Paul MN 55114 651 644 5525 1 855

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  • Complete List of Manufactured Home Parks in Minnesota
    was compiled by the Housing Preservation Project from the lists of parks licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health and various county health departments The list has been updated by

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  • Fact Sheet - Manufactured Home Parks in Minnesota
    Development units 12 400 combined Manufactured home parks provide a vital affordable housing option 367 mean monthly rent statewide compared with traditional stick built homes and apartment units Manufactured homes in parks in Minnesota are 87 percent owner occupied thus providing an opportunity for low to moderate income home ownership The affordability of park housing and the opportunity for home ownership can encourage long term residency 42 percent of residents have lived in the same unit for 10 or more years and therefore greater ties to and investment in the community Parks are the leading source of independent housing for Latino migrant workers in southern Minnesota and Latino residents make up over 90 percent of residents in some parks Residents are in a vulnerable housing situation since they own their homes but not the land and face a number of threats including the park being sold or closed needed improvements not being made unfair or inconsistently applied park rules profit driven rent increases and an inability to accumulate equity Manufactured home parks are located on some of the most valuable land for commercial redevelopment and parks are steadily closing with new parks rarely opening The closure of a park can

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  • Reports by Other Organizations
    regulations financing issues negative stereotypes and minimal consumer protection Manufactured Housing Community Tenants Shifting the Balance of Power Owners of manufactured or mobile homes face unique problems as consumers when they rent a lot in a community for manufactured homes This report by the AARP Public Policy Institute presents a model statute that addresses these problems Manufactured Housing Not What You Think This report is part of the Affordable Housing Project of the National Conference of State Legislatures and received funding support from the Fannie Mae Foundation Focus Manufactured Housing This issue of fedgazette focuses on Manufactured Housing and features six articles covering topics such as understanding the difference between mobile manufactured and modular housing secondary markets for MH loans MH dealers and industry statistics and trends Appreciation in Manufactured Housing A Fresh Look at the Debate and the Data As a step toward a more complete understanding of the equity building opportunities in manufactured housing Consumers Union assessed the financial appreciation of manufactured housing units by examining the relative appreciation rates of manufactured housing and site built housing as well as the factors affecting the appreciation rate of manufactured housing Examination of Manufactured Housing as a Community and Asset Building Strategy This report assesses the primary issues that affordable housing advocates interested in the asset building implications of MH should consider characteristics of the housing stock finance issues MH s role in affordable housing examples of community development strategies using MH and challenges for practitioners interested in the housing stock s asset building potential The report also includes a comprehensive literature review classified by topic Housing Facts Findings This issue of Housing Facts Findings focuses on Manufactured Housing and features articles by I M HOME Director Dave Buchholz I M HOME partner Paul Bradley from the New Hampshire Community

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  • Video - American Dream Under Fire: Mobile Home Park Residents Fight to Hold Ground
    from APAC American Dream Under Fire is a co production of Twin Cities Public Television TPT and Northwest Area Foundation Released in 2006 this documentary explores the urgent issue of preserving manufactured home park communities in the face of skyrocketing land values and development pressures The program follows the fight to save a manufactured park community located in a Minneapolis suburb Other stories challenges and solutions are woven into this

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  • Organizing Manual (and Fundraising Manual)
    efforts These materials are not only for homeowners and homeowner associations but for nonprofit professionals to better understand resident concerns and how to effectively work with them including housing and consumer advocates public interest law firms community housing development organizations and others Download sections as needed and call with any questions you may have This organizing manual can be used and distributed individually or collectively however some material is based

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  • Policy Report - Park Closing Ordinance
    homes are fully compensated when new development forces them to abandon their homes but residents of parks are not Park residents face an unusual housing situation because they own their homes but rent the land The closing of a park can be financially devastating as it often means the loss of homes since most manufactured homes cannot be moved due to their poor condition moving costs shortage of available lots and or parks barring homes over ten years old The closure of a park also affects the greater community since local shelters and transitional housing facilities are already unable to cope with the increasing numbers of people needing services State and local governments have a vital role in addressing this problem because they license and regulate parks restrictively zone manufactured homes to parks adopt goals to increase minority home ownership have plans to end homelessness and provide services to those in need State and local governments have the ability to pass a park closing ordinance also known as relocation compensation ordinance which will protect residents from the financial losses of a park closing These ordinances provide a guarantee that when a park is closed the park owner and or buyer

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  • Policy Report - Racial Disparities
    whole as well as within manufactured home parks explicitly This report looks at three case studies Bloomington Minnesota The city of Bloomington once included five parks Lyndale Lodge Collins Park Shady Lane Court Krestwood Mobile Home Park and Southgate Mobile Village Of these parks only Krestwood and Southgate remain It is imperative to consider the attitudes of city officials towards parks during these closings When Lyndale Lodge closed in 1986 it prompted Bloomington to become the first city in the state to pass a park closing ordinance to guarantee relocation compensation When Collins Park closed in 1994 the city became involved in a legal case to ensure residents received full compensation When Shady Lane Court a community that was overwhelmingly people of color 74 and predominantly Latino 56 received closure notices in 2005 city officials did not offer support and made such statements as It s time for a reality check maybe some people can t afford to live in Bloomington In addition Krestwood Mobile Home Park and Southgate Mobile Village are owned and operated by the same management company but have very different racial composition with 3 and 30 Latino households respectively These two parks reside on the same road and in the same city but it is clear that the management disperses extremely unequal amounts of time and energy between the two parks which are virtually identical in rent age of homes and homeownership rates but dramatically different in park conditions and amenities Shakopee Minnesota There are four parks in the communities surrounding the city and township of Shakopee in Scott County Bonnevista Terrace Jackson Heights Trailer Park Mobile Manor Park and Valley Haven LLP These parks reside in similar communities and are all located within five miles of one another What make each park distinctive are the different Latino population percentages and the consequences that follow They are 9 82 65 and 18 respectively Only one park Valley Haven LLP falls within the city boundaries of Shakopee and therefore is the only park in this community to be covered by a park closing ordinance The remaining three parks are specifically excluded from this ordinance even if the city were to expand its boundaries In addition despite lot rent differences of only twenty dollars the Latino parks have poor park conditions and limited amenities conditions that don t exist in the non Latino parks Melrose Minnesota There are two parks within the city limits Melrose Mobile Home Park and Rose Park This case study is unique due to the rural location of the city The strongly divided racial composition that exists between these two parks allows for a well matched comparison of various disparities present in this community Melrose Mobile Home Park is a beautiful neighborhood everything is well kept and nicely run Although Rose Park s rent is around 100 higher than Melrose Mobile Home Park the standard of living has deteriorated due to management s complete disregard for the residents well being Some examples are inadequately

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