Northwest Region Project


Working with the Northwest Area Foundation, APAC began a National Resident Organizing Project in December 2006. The project's goal is to build inclusive decision-making and organizing capacity for manufactured home communities in the foundation's eight-state region as a strategy for placing residents in the driver's seat of advancing their rights and securing long-term community preservation. As the project continues, APAC will develop and provide:

Organizing Resources
APAC is finalizing training curricula and an organizing manual that will be shared with all the states in the northwest region, covering topics such as establishing a shared vision, building a constituent base, developing leadership, forming homeowner associations, formulating strategies and tactics, developing messaging strategies, and advancing policy change. These materials will be produced not only for homeowners and homeowner associations, but for nonprofit professionals to better understand resident concerns and how to effectively work with them, including housing and consumer advocates, public interest law firms, community housing development organizations, and others. They will be available in print and on our web site.

Targeted In-State Training, Networking and Support
The involves identifying target states for one-year of in-state training, networking and support based on need, interest and commitment. We will conduct a series of three to five day on-site training and goal-setting sessions in each of the states. All members of our staff will be available for follow up and questions throughout the year, but we will also designate a primary contact.


Idaho

Relevant State Laws
www.legislature.idaho.gov

Manufactured Home Parks
www.mobilehomeparkstore.com/directory/listidaho.htm

Demographic Information
www.indicators.nwaf.org/DrawRegion.aspx?RegionID=16000&IndicatorID=100014

Key Organizations

  • Idaho Legal Aid Services
  • AARP Idaho
  • Idaho Housing & Finance Authority
  • Inter Mountain Fair Housing Council
  • Neighborhood Housing Services
  • SAGE Community Resources

Iowa

Manufactured Home Parks
www.mobilehomeparkstore.com/directory/listiowa.htm

Demographic Information
www.indicators.nwaf.org/DrawRegion.aspx?RegionID=19000

Key Organizations

  • Community Housing Initiatives
  • Iowa Coalition for Housing & the Homeless
  • Iowa Legal Aid
  • Neighborhood Finance Corp
  • Terrace Heights Residents Association

Montana

Relevant State Laws
http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/mca/70/24/70-24-436.htm

Manufactured Home Parks
www.mobilehomeparkstore.com/directory/listmontana.htm

Demographic Information
www.indicators.nwaf.org/DrawRegion.aspx?IndicatorID=100014&RegionID=30000

Key Organizations

  • Alliance for Building Communities
  • Human Resources Development Council District 7
  • Montana Home Choice Coalition/AWARE
  • Montana HomeOwnership Network, NeighborWorks
  • Montana Legal Services Association
  • Montana People's Action
  • Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. of Great Falls
  • Working for Equality and Economic Liberation

North Dakota

Relevant State Laws
www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t23c10.pdf

Manufactured Home Parks
www.mobilehomeparkstore.com/directory/listnorthdakotamhp.htm

Demographic Information
www.indicators.nwaf.org/DrawRegion.aspx?IndicatorID=100014&RegionID=38000

Key Organizations

  • People Escaping Poverty Project
  • CommunityWorks North Dakota
  • Minot Mobile Home Tenants Association Inc

Oregon

Relevant State Laws
www.leg.state.or.us/ors/090.html

Manufactured Home Parks
www.mobilehomeparkstore.com/directory/listoregon.htm

Demographic Information
www.indicators.nwaf.org/DrawRegion.aspx?IndicatorID=100014&RegionID=41000

Key Organizations

  • Oregon State Mobile Home Owners Association
  • Oregon Manufactured Homeowners United
  • Community And Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA of Oregon)
  • Lane County Legal Aid Services
  • NeighborImpact
  • Portland Housing Center
  • Umpqua CDC
  • Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services

South Dakota

Manufactured Home Parks
www.mobilehomeparkstore.com/directory/listsouthdakotamhp.htm

Demographic Information
www.indicators.nwaf.org/DrawRegion.aspx?IndicatorID=100014&RegionID=46000

Key Organizations

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of the Black Hills, Inc

Washington

Relevant State Laws
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=59.20

Manufactured Home Parks
www.mobilehomeparkstore.com/directory/listwashingtonmhps.htm

Demographic Information
www.indicators.nwaf.org/DrawRegion.aspx?IndicatorID=100014&RegionID=53000

Key Organizations

  • Columbia Legal Services
  • Mobile Home Owners of America, Inc. (MHOA)
  • SOS Homeowner’s Association
  • Central Area Development Association
  • Community Frameworks
  • HomeSight
  • Low Income Housing Institute
  • NeighborWorks of Grays Harbor County
  • Northwest Federation of Community Organizations