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Resident Controlled Communities

City of Landfall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landfall,_Minnesota

Landfall was incorporated in 1959. It is a manufactured home park city in Washington County, and is home to approximately 700 people.

City of Hilltop
http://hilltop.govoffice.com

Hilltop was incorporated as a city in 1956. The first manufactured home park had 50 sites, and to this day the family of the original owners still own and operate that park.

Sunrise Villa Cooperative
http://www.prcoop.org

In Fall 2004, Sunrise Villa a 47-lot park in Cannon Falls became the first resident-owned manufactured home community in Minnesota. Cooperative home ownership provides security because the park cannot be sold or closed
without resident approval; resident governance; incentives to improve or invest in the park; more
economical park operation; higher resale value; and the opportunity for board members and
committee members to build civic skills.

Paul Revere Cooperative
http://www.prcoop.org

On October 3, 2005, the Paul Revere Community--an almost 16-acre property that includes 153 manufactured home sites, private streets, and a well--became the second resident-owned manufactured home park in the state. The Paul Revere Cooperative (made up of Paul Revere's residents) bought the park as part of a settlement agreement that resolved a class-action lawsuit that residents brought against the Community's former owners.

Bennett Park Cooperative
http://www.prcoop.org

In Fall 2007, Greenwood a 79-lot park in Madelia became Bennett Park Cooperative the third resident-owned manufactured home community in Minnesota.

Madelia Mobile Village
http://www.prcoop.org

On December 22, 2008, Madelia Mobile Village a 65-lot park in Madelia became the fourth resident-owned manufactured home community in Minnesota.

Park Plaza Cooperative
http://www.prcoop.org

On February 15, 2011, Park Plaza Cooperative a 90-lot park in Fridley became the fifth resident-owned manufactured home community in Minnesota.

Stonegate Cooperative
http://www.prcoop.org

On September 7, 2012, Stonegate Cooperative a 50-lot park in Lindstrom became the sixth resident-owned manufactured home community in Minnesota.

Five Lakes Cooperative
http://www.prcoop.org

In August 2014, Fairmont Estates a 94-lot park in Fairmont became the seventh resident-owned manufactured home community in Minnesota.


Housing Advocates

Housing Preservation Project
http://www.hppinc.org

The Housing Preservation Project (HPP), founded in 1999, is a nonprofit public interest advocacy and legal organization whose primary mission is to preserve and expand affordable housing for low-income individuals and families.

HOMELine
http://www.homelinemn.org

HOMELine provides free legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems. HOMELine works to improve public and private policies relating to rental housing by involving affected tenants in the process. If you are a tenant in Minnesota and you are interested in your renter rights, you can reach their Tenant Advocates for legal advice.

Minnesota Housing Partnership
http://www.mhponline.org

MHP's mission is to advance the preservation and creation of housing affordable to low- and moderate-income people as a means of strengthening communities and families throughout Minnesota.

Legal Aid
http://www.mylegalaid.org

Legal Aid is the primary provider of general civil legal services to low-income and elderly people in Minnesota.

Alliance for Metro Stability
http://www.metrostability.org

The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition that builds grassroots community campaigns with a variety of faith, social justice, labor, and environmental groups. Through its work, the Alliance promotes equitable economic development, affordable housing, public accountability in urban planning, and environmentally responsible growth patterns. The Alliance focuses on eliminating social and economic injustice for low-income citizens and people of color through targeted reinvestment in older urban areas.

Churches United in Ministry - Duluth
http://www.chumduluth.org

Churches caring about people and working for change through programs and efforts that respond to, serve, advocate for, and empower people with unmet needs.

Centro Campesino
http://www.centrocampesino.org

Our mission is to improve the lives of migrant workers and rural Latina/os and to create a strong southern Minnesota Latino/a voice. Guided by our values of faith, hope, unity, and justice, we are a membership organization that was born and exists to create positive social change.

Housing Developers

Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund
http://www.ncdf.org

NCDF is a cooperatively owned and operated financial intermediary which acts as a catalyst for the development and growth of cooperatives in Minnesota, including the conversion of existing manufactured home communities to cooperatives.

The Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation
http://www.gmhchousing.org

The Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation was formed in 1970 by the Minneapolis business community. GMHC's mission is to preserve, improve, and increase affordable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families, as well as assist communities with housing revitalization.

The Central Minnesota Housing Partnership
http://www.cmhp.net

The organization was created with the goals of preserving, improving, and increasing the affordable housing stock in Central Minnesota. These goals have been achieved over the years through a variety of innovative programs and services offering affordable housing to low- and moderate-income households and they continue to strive to achieve the same goals today that were set from the start.

Family Housing Fund
http://www.fhfund.org

The Family Housing Fund is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and produce affordable housing for families with low- and moderate-incomes in the seven-county metro area of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
http://www.gmhf.com

Supporting the creation of affordable housing for Minnesota's working families.

Minnesota Community Land Trust Coalition
http://www.clclt.org/

Currently over a dozen organizations are using the CLT model to provide affordable homeownership opportunities in Minnesota. There are CLT's in cities, suburbs, and rural areas.


Homeownership

Home Ownership Center
http://www.hocmn.org

This site has been designed for Minnesotans interested in locating support and services to be successful homeowners. Whether you're ready to buy today, need some time to explore the possibility of owning your own home, or are already a homeowner needing information regarding financial management or foreclosure prevention, feel free to browse this site.


Public Agencies

Attorney General
http://www.ag.state.mn.us

The Office is the state's chief policy maker and law enforcer in the important areas of consumer protection, antitrust enforcement, and charities' regulation. The Office is also responsible for representing residential and small business utility consumers through participation in matters before the Public Utilities Commission. The Office initiates and shapes a legislative agenda, with proposals that include crime and violence prevention, consumer protection, and other relevant issues.

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
http://www.mhfa.state.mn.us

Committed to meeting Minnesotans' needs for decent, safe, affordable homes and stronger communities.

HUD in Minnesota
http://www.hud.gov/local/index.cfm?state=mn

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Other States


State Homeowner Associations

Arizona - Arizona Association of Manufactured Home Owners
http://www.aamho.org

California - Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League
http://www.gsmol.org

California - California Mobilehome Owners Resource & Action Association (CMRAA)
http://www.cmraa.org/

California - Manufactured Home Owners Network
http://www.mfghomeowners.net

California - League of California Homeowners
http://www.homeowners.org

Delaware - Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association
http://www.dmhoa.org

Florida - Federation of Manufactured Home Owners of Florida
http://www.fmo.org

Illinois - Mobile Home Owners Association of Illinois
http://www.mhoai.org

Michigan - Manufactured Home Owners Legislative Association of Michigan
http://www.molaofmi.org

Michigan - Manufactured Homeowners Coalition of Michigan
http://www.mocomofmi.com

Nevada - Nevada Association of Manufactured Homeowners
http://www.nvmha.org/

New Hampshire - Manufactured Home Owners and Tenants Association of New Hampshire
http://mota-nh.org

Other New Hampshire Resources

ROC-NH

ROC-NH, a program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, provides fair fixed-rate loans and educational and technical support to build long-term value and security for residents of New Hampshire’s manufactured housing communities. ROC-NH is the only statewide program that works with homeowners and landlords to convert manufactured housing parks into communities that are owned and governed by residents. ROC-NH’s financing, educational and technical assistance help homeowners in resident-owned communities build equity, create stability, develop leadership and strengthen their communities.

Cooperative Home Loans

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund’s Cooperative Home Loan program, the only one of its kind in the United States, provides fixed-rate single-family mortgage loans in resident-owned manufactured housing communities in New Hampshire.

New York - Park Resident Home Owners Association
http://www.prho.com

Ohio - Association of Manufactured Home Residents in Ohio
http://www.amhro.org

Oregon - Oregon Manufactured Homeowners United

Oregon - Manufactured Housing/Oregon State Tenets Association
http://www.mh-osta.org

Pennsylvania - Greenbriar Homeowners Association
http://www.gha610.com/

Texas - Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs: Manufactured Housing Division
http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us./mh/

Utah - Utah Manufactured Home Owners Action Group
http://www.umhag.org/

Vermont - Vermont Mobile Home Owners Association
http://www.vmhoa.com

Washington - Association of Manufactured Home Owners
http://www.wamho.net

Washington - Mobile Home Owners of America
http://www.mhoa.net

Wisconsin - Wisconsin Manufactured Home Owners Association
http://webpages.charter.net/wimhoa


Housing and Legal Advocates

Columbia Legal Services
http://columbialegal.org

Columbia Legal Services (CLS) is a not-for-profit organization employing lawyers and legal workers who provide legal assistance to low-income and special needs people and organizations in Washington.

Vermont Mobile Home Project
http://www.dhca.state.vt.us/Housing/mhs.htm

The Mobile Home Project publishes the, "Guide To Your Rights as a Mobile Home Park Resident," and a newsletter for mobile home park residents in Vermont.


Housing Developers

Georgia Community Loan Fund
http://www.gaclf.org

To foster equity in Georgia's communities, the Georgia Community Loan Fund provides loans, grants, and technical assistance to community groups who do not have access to traditional sources of capital, particularly groups in rural, low-income, and/or minority communities working on affordable housing and other environmentally and economically sustainable community development projects.

Genesis Community Loan Fund - Maine
http://www.genesisfund.org

Genesis provides innovative financing by soliciting low-interest loans from individuals, churches, corporations and foundations, and then re-lending the money to nonprofit organizations developing affordable housing and community facilities in underserved neighborhoods and needy communities. If requested, Genesis provides substantial technical assistances to the sponsors of capital projects that will create housing and community development opportunities.

Community And Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA of Oregon)
http://casaoforegon.org

Community And Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA of Oregon) was established in 1988, in response to the housing needs of Oregon farmworkers and their families. Since its inception, CASA of Oregon has worked primarily through local community organizations and housing sponsors to develop housing and to assist in improving the overall quality of life for farmworkers and their families.



National



Homeownership

Ginnie Mae
http://www.ginniemae.gov/pages/default.aspx

Ginnie Mae's special requirements for manufactured housing loan pools and packages, 2003.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.hud.gov

The site contains links to housing news; information about home owning, buying, renting, and financing; community data; and pages about how to work with HUD.


National Homeowner Association

National Manufactured Home Owners Association (NMHOA)
http://www.nmhoa.us

National Manufactured Home Owners Association is a national organization dedicated to the protection of the rights of all people living in Manufactured Housing in the United States. This organization is comprised of all volunteers who receive no compensation (save legitimate expenses) and who are totally dedicated to the welfare of its constituency.

The American Internet Society of Manufactured Home Owners
http://www.taismho.com

Insuring that you are counted as part of this united front against the corruption in the National Manufactured Housing Program.


Housing and Consumer Advocates

AARP
http://www.aarp.org

AARP is a nonprofit membership organization of persons 50 and older dedicated to addressing their needs and interests.

Consumers Union
http://www.consumersunion.org/

Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, is an independent, nonprofit testing, and information organization serving only consumers.

National Consumer Law Center
http://www.consumerlaw.org

America's foremost advocate for low-income consumer justice, and its leading expert on low-income consumer issues.

NLIHC: National Low Income Housing Coalition
http://www.nlihc.org

Dedicated to ending America's affordable housing crisis. Weekly news and alerts about affordable housing.

NeighborWorks
http://nw.org/network/home.asp

NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their communities.


Housing Developers

ROC USA
http://www.rocusa.org

An organization dedicated to delivering security and value through resident ownership of manufactured home communities - a program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund.

RCAP Solutions
http://www.rcapsolutions.org

RCAP Solutions is a comprehensive nonprofit community development corporation that works with communities of all sizes to address a broad range of needs.

Community Resource Group
http://www.crg.org

Community Resource Group is a multi-state rural development organization established in 1975 to help people in the rural South build hometown futures by seeking long-term solutions to community-wide problems. Their primary areas of expertise are development of water and wastewater systems, lending related to water and wastewater, community transportation, and low-income housing.

PMC Financial Services
http://www.pmcfinserv.com

The mission of PMC Financial Services is to provide financing for manufactured/mobile home resident groups, nonprofit affordable housing providers, and owners through programs which accomplish the acquisition, construction, refinance, upgrade, and/or rehabilitation of manufactured/mobile home parks.

Institute for Community Economics
http://www.iceclt.org

The Institute for Community Economics (ICE) is a national community development organization promoting economic justice through community land trusts (CLTs) and community investment.


Foundations

CFED: Innovations in Manufactured Homes
http://www.cfed.org/programs/innovations_manufactured_homes/

The mission of Innovations in Manufactured Homes (I'M HOME) is to ensure that families who choose to purchase manufactured homes reap comparable benefits from the homeownership experience as do buyers of site-built homes.

Ford Foundation
http://www.fordfound.org

The Foundation's goals are to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

Northwest Area Foundation
http://www.nwaf.org

Northwest Area Foundation identifies, shares, and advocates "what's working" to reduce poverty for the long term. The Foundation partners with select communities in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, providing technical assistance and financial resources through the Ventures, Horizons, and Connections programs. The Foundation also cooperates with other organizations and communities to gather and share practical knowledge.