This is part of a series by Colorado Public Radio News about housing instability in Colorado.
Some 80 mobile home parks around Colorado have gone up for sale in the past year and some have been purchased by national corporate investors. A new state law gives residents at these parks the chance to come up with money and put up counter offers in the hopes of staying put.
Here's the story of how one group of Leadville mobile home park residents rallied to buy their homes and found an ally in their landlord.
More stories about housing in Colorado:
- He bought land in Park County before he could afford to build a home. So, he dug a hole there instead and lives in it.
- Older women experiencing homelessness in Grand Junction find a place of peace and progress
- For people sleeping in their cars, parking lots serve as a safe place to get back on their feet
- For one Colorado trans woman, long-term care was her only option for housing — but getting in was an eight-month struggle
- Inside two Colorado mobile-home communities fighting to avoid corporate takeovers — with very different results
- As pandemic funding for Greeley shelter dries up, residents face housing instability and a return to homelessness
- Undocumented families in metro Denver face added barriers as they struggle to keep their housing during the pandemic
- Colorado’s housing crisis explained. CPR News is exploring the issue by meeting the people living through it
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