Resident Ownership in New Hampshire's "Mobile Home Parks": A Report on Economic Outcomes (revised 2010)

September 17, 2006

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Since 1984, the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund has been helping residents of manufactured home communities purchase the land underneath their homes. Since then, homeowners have purchased 80 manufactured home communities and converted them into Resident Owned Communities (ROCs) in New Hampshire. These communities now include 4,200 homeowners. The premise of the loan fund program is that resident ownership provides both an important vehicle for preserving affordable housing and economic benefits to homeowners in ROCs. Until now, no systematic data have been available to confirm the benefits. To fill that gap, the fund contracted researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire to conduct a study of the economic outcomes of resident ownership. This brief discusses the study.

About the Author(s)

Sally Ward
Sally Ward is a Carsey School Senior Faculty Fellow. She helped launch the MPP program at Carsey and served as the co-Director and Director of the program for two years. She is a Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire and served as the interim dean of UNH Manchester.  Ward led the development of the evaluation program, bringing together faculty, research staff, and students to evaluate social program efforts of nonprofit organizations throughout New England and beyond Read More...
Charlie French
Charlie French is Master in Public Policy and Master in Community Development Policy and Practice faculty as well as a Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy. As a program team leader in community and economic development for UNH Cooperative Extension, Dr. French leads a team of Extension staff to provide individuals, businesses, and communities with training, educational resources, and technical assistance in the areas of business and economic development, civic engagement , leadership development, and community-based natural resources stewardship. Read More...
Kelly Giraud