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Gunnison County Manufactured Housing Strategy

Date: 1/1/2022 - 5/31/2022
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Gunnison County Manufactured Housing Strategy

Student Researcher: Megan Miles

Client: Department of Community and Economic Development, Gunnison County
 
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Mobile home parks (MHPs) provide a critical source of affordable housing and low-income homeownership opportunities, especially in rural and mountain communities experiencing a surge in demand for affordable housing.  Mobile home park residents face unique housing challenges, and residents in Gunnison County have recently raised concerns about their treatment from landlords, inadequacy of park infrastructure, rising rents, and the possibility of displacement. The Gunnison County Manufactured Housing Strategy identifies factors that contribute to housing instability in Gunnison’s mobile home parks and presents recommendations to preserve and protect existing parks, improve residents’ quality of life, and increase the capacity of residents to better advocate for themselves.  This project offers a way to better understand and support an integral but often overlooked source of affordable housing and is intended to be used as a resource for local policy makers, government leaders, and service providers.