Manufactured Housing Communities
Mobile home parks have provided thousands of Virginians with a much-needed source of affordable housing for decades. Unfortunately, the benefits offered by these communities are often obscured by low-quality homes, deteriorating infrastructure, and social isolation. Given these competing dynamics, to what extent should Central Virginia’s mobile home parks be protected and preserved for the future?
To answer these questions, the Virginia Mobile Home Park Coalition and project:HOMES commissioned a report to provide, for the first time, a complete assessment of the existing conditions of the region’s parks. The research includes analysis of the demographic trends and socioeconomic status for households in mobile homes, as well as a detailed quality survey of more than 50 mobile home parks across the region.
Click here to view the full report, An Assessment of Central Virginia’s Manufactured Housing Communities: Understanding the Conditions, Challenges, and Opportunities.
Also click here for the January 2016 report on Manufactured Housing