Building Wealth Through Ownership: Resident-Owned Manufactured Housing Communities in New Hampshire
Eighty-two resident-owned manufactured housing parks serve over 4,000 New Hampshire families. Despite their popularity, one important question remains: do they outperform investor-owned manufactured housing parks from a social and economic standpoint? A research team from UNH set out to answer this question through a comprehensive study that engaged subjects from resident-owned parks and investor-owned parks and officials from seven New Hampshire towns. The research findings suggest that resident-owned manufactured housing parks indeed provide a more affordable housing option for low-income families, as well as an enhanced sense of ownership and an opportunity to build equity. Implications for Extension are discussed.
Journal of Extension
U.S. Cooperative Extension System
French, Charlie A.; Giraud, Kelly; and Ward, Sally K., "Building Wealth Through Ownership: Resident-Owned Manufactured Housing Communities in New Hampshire" (2008). Journal of Extension. 8.