Manufactured housing is good for communties
More than 70,000 Utahns choose to live in manufactured housing. Utah is home to more than 250 manufactured housing communities and parks, which accounts for more affordable housing and home ownership opportunities than all subsidized housing combined.
UROC provides services and expertise that can create resident-owned cooperative communities and parks that permanently preserve these communities as unsubsidized affordable housing stock in your town. Resident-owned manufactured housing communities are typically well-maintained and improved. Homeowners in resident-owned communities often feel a renewed sense of pride In their neighborhoods after purchasing the land under their homes. That drive and capital improvement financing from UROC and ROC USA frequently lead to improvements and upgrades in the community. Homes in resident-owned communities maintain their value and sell for an average of 15% more than homes in commercially owned communities.*
Resident-owned manufactured housing communities are an asset for your community at large. UROC can help develop community affordable housing plans. We can provide consulting on how manufactured homes can be an attractive home ownership option in your town or city. UROC can help you plan for unsubsidized affordable housing that enhances your community.
*Resident Ownership in New Hampshire’s “Mobile Home Parks:” A Report on Economic Outcomes. Carsey Institute, 2006.