An Open Thank-You Letter to Our Supporters

An Open Thank-You Letter to:

F.R. Bigelow Foundation,
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund,
Minnesota State Bar Foundation,
St. Paul Foundation

November 2015

Dear funders, members & supporters:

On behalf of All Parks Alliance for Change, I want to thank four organizations – F.R. Bigelow Foundation, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF), Minnesota State Bar Foundation, AND St. Paul Foundation – for their recent decisions to provide financial support for 2015-2016. The grants they have awarded are critical to our work with the state’s 180,000 manufactured (mobile) home park residents.

Park communities are an absolutely vital source of affordable housing, but, because residents own their homes but not the land, they face a variety of threats: their park may be closed, needed improvements might not be made, unfair rules may be adopted, and rents may soar without any basis. APAC’s mission is to educate residents about their legal rights, organize residents in their communities, and give voice to residents’ concerns in both city hall and the State Capitol.

Our message to residents is clear: If you have questions about their legal rights, call our statewide, toll-free resident hotline (855-361-APAC). If your community faces challenges that you cannot solve alone, we can help you organize your neighbors behind a common banner. If you feel the law is stacked against you, join us at the State Capitol in 2014.

My deep thanks to each of these groups for their support. In these difficult economic times, we are deeply grateful and honored to report this support from F.R. Bigelow, GMHF, Minnesota State Bar, and St. Paul Foundation.

If you want to learn more about these organizations, there are links to their web sites on our list of supporters.

Best regards,

Dave Anderson
Executive Director