Mobile Home Parks – Homeowner Risks and Rewards

Nonprofit, Independent, No Industry Ties
Over 100 years combined experience promoting long-term affordability and stability

MHP411 – Your Source for a Successful Mobile Home Park Living Experience

Our contributors have over 100 years of combined experience of actually living in mobile home parks and helping park residents. We promote long-term home affordability and stability. We have helped mobile home residents at all levels; local, county, state and federal. Including good parks, bad parks, lawsuits, legislation, ROC, senior overlays, park closure ordinances, rent stabilization and more.

Nonprofit – Independent – No Industry Ties is not associated with the mobile home park for-profit industry – including landlords, mortgage lenders, sales agents, insurance companies and developers. We are associated with the customers – mobile home park homeowners and residents – the little guys. We associate with organizations that help mobile home owners with their park health and safety conditions and landlord problems. We have actual experience living in mobile home parks and have been watchdogging the mobile home park industry’s changes over the last 20 years and beyond. We have an extensive collective background in helping mobile home owners navigate this complex and too often risky form of “affordable” housing.

What Distinguishes From Other Websites?

  • We talk risk
  • We talk rewards
  • We talk stability
  • We talk long-term
  • We talk predictability
  • We advocate for the most good for the most people

We talk about BOTH the strengths and weaknesses of mobile home parks.

We point to places where change is needed, and where good things should be recognized and strengthened.

We champion the global and local benefits of this type of housing.

We educate MH owners about their situation.

We give the bare facts and situations – no spin, no bias, no sales pitch.

We provide tools for advocates and activists to direct newbies and victims to – so they can more fully grasp their situation and get on board.
These educational tools help organize thinking and action about improving conditions and help to accelerate informed change.

Beware of Superficial, Incomplete Information

Beware of information from the mobile home park for-profit industry – they may not be telling you everything. Too many mobile home park residents have had to get the full story the hard way because their landlord, their sales agent, their mortgage lender, house flippers and city leaders were silent or ignorant about the risks. Don’t become one of those startled homeowners.

Beware of information from inexperienced self-appointed pundits who have never spent years living in a mobile home park and never experienced a predatory corporate buyout of their park and loss of savings and housing security.

Know Before You Buy

There are good mobile home parks and then there are predatory park owners. Can you tell the difference? Will you be ready if your park’s ownership suddenly changes and rent goes sky high? When staffing, service and amenities get cut and slow deterioration begins?

We hope these things never happen to you. If you never encounter these problems, then you have successfully lived in relative housing bliss. Then we congratulate you! But if you have a major investment in your manufactured mobile home you need to know the bare facts of what is happening in the mobile home park business and start watching for signs of increasing risk.

In the right manufactured mobile home park, homeowners can prosper. MHP411 focuses on the critical questions about living in a house on rented land – the crucial economic issues of housing affordability and stability. Mobile home parks can change after you move in. Think before you buy. You may not be able to get out without a loss. Be a smart shopper and protect your home, your finances and your security.

Serving the Needs of the Community, Preserving Affordability is a nonprofit site with advocate and activist contributors. Together, we have seen and experienced a lot in mobile home parks. We associate with residents’ rights attorneys, park purchase experts and advocacy organizations to name a few. We are working to preserve this last form of non-subsidized affordable housing. When people are safe and prosperous, the nation is safer and more prosperous.

A full, documented understanding of this form of affordable housing is badly needed today. serves to provide the big-picture, in-depth knowledge of mobile home park residents’ needs and vulnerabilities. We also give information on current and future solutions to the big mobile home park issues affecting the quality of life for park residents.

When manufactured mobile home parks are well-managed and respected, they can be great solutions to housing affordability, to global warming reduction, to city housing density needs and to pollution and quality of life issues. Let’s strive to make those possibilities a reality.

Quick Site Tour

For a quick look at the mobile home park universe, you can review the major pros and cons about what could go right and what could go wrong. Then look at the various costs and differences of mobile home park living.

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