All Parks Alliance for Change is the statewide organization for Minnesota’s 180,000 manufactured home park residents. APAC provides a vehicle for manufactured home owners to express their needs and concerns in their parks and in the larger community. Through education, grassroots organizing and leadership development, APAC works with residents to improve the quality of life in park neighborhoods, protect the rights of park residents, advance public policy change that supports safe, affordable, and stable park communities, and preserve this vital source of affordable housing.

APAC




Stand Up for Your Family, Home and Community!




Recent APAC News:

Support APAC on "Give to the Max Day" -- November 13, 2014!

11/13/2014 - 12:00am
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"Give to the Max Day" is November 13th!

Help APAC and manufactured home park residents around the state.

Why should you give?

Here are some great reasons:

Residents, before APAC started in 1980,…

  • Didn’t have to be given a written lease
  • Could be evicted without cause
  • Faced the possibility of monthly rent increases of ANY amount
  • Could be asked to leave their home without compensation if a park closed!
  • Did NOT have the legal right to speak out & organize in their communities!

Voting and Election Information

Get Out and Vote on November 4!

What You Need to Know About Voting:

Statewide Park Resident Conference (APAC Annual Member Meeting)

11/01/2014 - 12:00pm
11/01/2014 - 2:00pm
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DON’T LIVE IN FEAR OF LOSING YOUR HOME.

FIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY, HOME & COMMUNITY!

Statewide Park Resident Conference
• Vote on APAC’s 2015 Legislative Agenda
• Ask an attorney about your legal rights
• Learn successful strategies to: handle bad park managers, organize your neighbors & buy your park

Saturday, November 1, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Maplewood Public Library
3025 Southlawn Drive in Maplewood, MN 55109

FREE FOOD! – Meet Residents from across MN – DOOR PRIZES!

Rush Line Corridor

What is the Rush Line Corridor?

APAC's "Bowling for Affordable Housing"

05/10/2014 - 12:00pm
05/10/2014 - 3:00pm
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Free Bowling from 12pm - 3pm
Free Bowling Shoe Rental
Silent Auction!
Make a Pledge!

When: May 10th, 2014
Where: Park Tavern Bowling and Entertainment Center; 3401 Louisiana Ave. S, Saint Louis Park
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

BOWLERS MUST RSVP by May 9th, 2013 by either calling (651) 644-5525, or e-mailing info@allparksallianceforchange.org

Ask Minnesota Legislature: "Hold a Hearing for the Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund"

Message to All Minnesotans:

CALL THE HOUSING COMMITTEE CHAIRS!

Lift the Cap on Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund Benefits
Call today and let the committee chairs know why it is important to hold a hearing:

  • The Relocation Trust Fund provides for moving costs or a home buy-out in the event of a mobile home park closure. During the 2011 session, a $1 million cap was placed on the Trust Fund.
  • This amount is not enough to cover the costs of just one large park closure.
  • In addition, if the balance is not allowed to rise, it will not be possible to increase the maximum benefits for relocation or buy-out, which are now set well below actual costs.

2014 Legislative Proposal - Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund



Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund

2014 Legislative Proposal

Talking Points

Background

  • The Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund was established in 2007.
  • It replaced 22 local ordinances adopted over a 20 year period.
  • It provided uniformity and universal coverage and de-politicized park closings.
  • It was passed with the support of residents, park owners, and the League of MN Cities.

Thank you for helping APAC to meet CCHD's $5,000 challenge!



Thank-you to all of you!:
In the fall, Catholic Campaign for Human Development issued a challenge: Raise $5,000 by January 1 and they would match it with another $5,000. Thanks to you we were able to meet their challenge. The additional funds will go to our continued work with the state’s 180,000 manufactured home park residents.

Please make a year-end contribution to APAC!


Help fight for the families, homes and communities of low-income Minnesotans! Please make a year-end contribution to APAC!

December 30, 2013

Dear Friends:

On behalf of All Parks Alliance for Change, I ask you to help fund our work with the state’s 180,000 manufactured home park residents. By making a year-end contribution, you can support:

  • A toll-free, statewide Tenant Hotline (855-361-2722)
  • Tenants rights forums that we organize in communities across the state
  • Assistance we provide in setting up resident associations to support ongoing self advocacy
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