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Resources for Solving Housing Challenges

Listed below are resources pertaining to critical challenges in the affordable housing space, such as mobile home park preservation, available and quality inventory, and financing.

Mobile Home Park Preservation Resources

Guides & Toolboxes

Organizations and Reports

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA)—Mobile Home Park Financing—how CHFA helped finance the purchase of a mobile home park in Longmont, with a link to information on financing

Mobile Home Park Sales and Oversight Program (MHPOP)/Colorado Department of Local Affairs: email, phone numbers, links to many informative documents

Mobile Home Park Oversight Program Annual Report (2023)/Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Mobile Home Park Sales and Home Owners Opportunity to Purchase/Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Mobile Home Park Resources/Colorado Department of Local Affairs—Laws and links to information in English and Spanish

Mobile Home Park Organizing Guidebook—Prepared by the Sustainable Community Development Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School

ROC USA, a national nonprofit helping mobile home parks become resident owned communities (ROCs) and a lending arm called ROC USA Capital. ROC USA works with a network of regional affiliate nonprofits that provide technical assistance to mobile home park residents as they transition to resident owned communities.

Thistle Community Housing is the regional nonprofit affiliate of ROC USA in Colorado, providing technical assistance to mobile home communities. All ROC USA client communities in Colorado are required to use Thistle’s technical assistance.


Boulder County’s Sans Souci mobile home park jumped at Colorado’s “opportunity to purchase.” Here’s how it’s going.

The Cold, Hard Lessons of Mobile Home U.

Investors are Buying Mobile Home Parks. Residents Are Paying a Price.

No Place Like Home: Parklane Mobile Home Park Residents Secure Purchase of Community

Renters Become Owners Of Durango Mobile Home Park

How Resident-Owned Communities Can Create Mass Affordable Homeownership 

The Economics of Everyday Things: Mobile Home Parks/Freakonomics Radio Network Sept. 18, 2023 


Housing Action Plan in Montrose

2022 Year In Review

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