Coloradans have been purchasing their own mobile home parks to keep them affordable. But the resident-owned model also comes with challenges, and limitationsWith rents at mobile home parks rising across the mountain west, some residents are taking matters into their own hands to keep prices down. One park in Durango, Colorado, was purchased by residents earlier this year and is being run as a co-op. Now, other communities in Southwest Colorado are considering emulating the model. For KSJD News and Rocky Mountain Community Radio, Lucas Brady Woods has this report.
When a trailer park housing low-income residents went up for sale in downtown Moab, Utah, local elected officials worried it would get bulldozed for a new hotel. So, the city bought it. For Rocky Mountain Community Radio, Molly Marcello reports on Moab’s ongoing plans to safeguard workforce housing and develop affordable apartments on the site.