Eighty-two resident-owned manufactured housing parks serve over 4,000 New Hampshire families. Despite their popularity, one important question remains: do they outperform investor-owned manufactured housing parks from a social and economic standpoint? A research team from UNH set out to answer this question through a comprehensive study that engaged subjects from resident-owned parks and investor-owned parks and officials from seven New Hampshire towns. The research findings suggest that resident-owned manufactured housing parks indeed provide a more affordable housing option for low-income families, as well as an enhanced sense of ownership and an opportunity to build equity. Implications for Extension are discussed.
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French, C., Giraud, K., & Ward, S. (2008). Building Wealth Through Ownership: Resident-Owned Manufactured Housing Communities in New Hampshire. The Journal of Extension, 46(2), Article 5. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss2/5