Funded on December 1, 2020

Newly enacted Colorado HB1309, 1196, and 1201 require the Colorado Division of Housing to institute new regulations for manufactured housing parks and grants cities the authority to enact ordinances that support the safe and equitable operation of these communities. This project will evaluate the implementation process and impact of these policies in 3 different Colorado communities, asking: 

  1. To what extent were the statewide policies implemented as intended at a local level?    

  1. How, and why, did implementation of the statewide policies lead to increased housing security? 

  1. Did the policies or the implementation of the policies cause any unintended consequences (positive or negative)?   

  1. What external factors impacted the implementation process?   

  1. What is the impact of community organizing efforts on mobile home park residents’ view of their housing, neighborhood, park management, and infrastructure? 

  1. What is the impact of statewide policies designed to provide protections for mobile home park residents on housing security (e.g., safety, stability, affordability)? 

Despite being the largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing, mobile home communities are understudied in housing literature. This study will fill a gap in the literature by assessing how these policies are implemented and their impacts on the housing security of the residents who live there.