Yes We Can! Engaging with Policies for Positive Change in Colorado’s Manufactured Home Communities
Manufactured home communities face many challenges, and each community is different. From problems with basic infrastructure and water billing, to rent increases, unreasonable park rules, and unfair treatment–many areas of potential conflict between residents and park owners exist. Resident health and well-being can suffer. How can disputes be resolved? How can positive change be made?
Join us for lunch and a full afternoon of speakers, Q&A, brainstorming, and breakout groups as we explore past success and possibilities for future action. Learn, share, connect, and leave with motivation and resources to stay engaged.
Doors open at 11:15 a.m. at the East Boulder Community Center - see map in sidebar.
We’ll start with a lunch session, learning some history and getting up to speed about how we got to where we are now, with helpful legislation passed this year.
After lunch, we’ll engage with a series of speaker panels, each followed by Q&A and brainstorming by participants. One panel will explore the new law and the rights it protects, with information on the new dispute resolution program, and how to give feedback on the rules that govern it. Other panels will explore results of resident surveys and future policy ideas, including opportunities for residents to purchase their own communities.
An idea board will encourage participants to write down their ideas throughout the day.
The end of the day will be an opportunity for participants to gather in smaller groups and engage with various issues and panelists. Groups will discuss ideas and provide feedback for policymakers as they prepare for the 2020 legislative session and beyond.
Bring your own questions and ideas, and join the exploration!
This forum is for residents of manufactured home communities, policymakers, planners and design students, and anyone interested in manufactured housing solutions.
Register now for this free event. Lunch and snacks included. Free parking is available on site. Carpooling and alternative transportation encouraged. Spanish/English interpretation and childcare provided.
This forum is sponsored by CU Boulder’s Community Engagement, Design and Research Center (CEDaR), Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners (CoCoMHO), City of Boulder, Boulder County Public Health, and the Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners in Boulder (C-MOB).
Supported in part by a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation.
VENUE: East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Dr. Boulder; Directions/Map
(Please do not use the map below.)