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99% Invisible: Immobile Homes

Aug 24, 2018

Mobile homes don’t get a lot of love in our culture, despite being a key source of affordable housing for the the country. Throughout the 1990s, 66% of new affordable housing built were mobile homes. Shirline, a divorcee with grown children, bought her manufactured home in 1994.  She was proud to be able to afford her own home, and thought she'd found the perfect spot to put it: Applewood, a small, quiet mobile home park in Midvale Utah. But there was a problem ... 

Angela Johnston

When you walk inside the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, you can tell right away that this is home for over 400 people. They’ve painted their units bright colors. There are traditional mobile homes that look like small rectangular bungalows – but there are also little cottages, Airstream trailers, and RVs. Kids zigzag between the park’s six streets on their bikes.

“I was 11 when we moved here with my parents. I practically grew up here,” says Erika Escalante.

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Mar 23, 2015
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"MOUNTAIN VIEW -- If Google gets to build a new office complex north of Highway 101, no one will feel the "Googly" aura of the canopied tech wonderland quite like the people living along Space Park Way.

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Jan 28, 2015
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