All Parks Alliance for Change is the statewide organization for Minnesota’s 180,000 manufactured home park residents. APAC provides a vehicle for manufactured home owners to express their needs and concerns in their parks and in the larger community. Through education, grassroots organizing and leadership development, APAC works with residents to improve the quality of life in park neighborhoods, protect the rights of park residents, advance public policy change that supports safe, affordable, and stable park communities, and preserve this vital source of affordable housing.

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Stand Up for Your Family, Home and Community!




Recent APAC News:

UPDATED: APAC's "Bowling for Affordable Housing"

05/16/2015 - 4:00pm
05/16/2015 - 6:00pm
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Free Bowling from 4pm - 6pm
Free Bowling Shoe Rental
Silent Auction!
Make a Pledge!

When: May 16th, 2015
Where: Park Tavern Bowling and Entertainment Center; 3401 Louisiana Ave. S, Saint Louis Park
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

APAC's "The Alliance" Newsletter

The Alliance is the quarterly newsletters

of All Parks Alliance for Change (APAC)

You Can Download a Copy of the
Winter/Spring 2015 Issue (CLICK HERE)


You can also read plain text versions of the individual stories in this issue online
by selecting an article from the list below.

Featured Stories:

UPDATED: Minnesota will host the 2015 NMHOA Annual Convention!


NMHOA 2015 Annual Convention


October 24-25, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The NMHOA Board of Directors announced the 2015 Annual Convention of the National Manufactured Home Owners Association will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from Saturday, October 24 to Sunday, October 25.

Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund - 2015 Legislative Proposal


Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund
2015 Legislative Proposal

Talking Points

Background

  • The Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund was established in 2007.
  • It replaced 22 local ordinances adopted over a 20 year period.
  • It provided uniformity and universal coverage and de-politicized park closings.
  • It was passed with the support of residents, park owners, and the League of MN Cities.
  • It is funded by a $12 annual fee paid each year by home owners and a fee of up to $3,250 (single section) and $6,000 (multi-section) per home paid by the park owner at closing.
  • Benefits are provided for either moving costs or a home buyout.

UPDATED (3-19-15): An Open Thank-You Letter to Our Supporters



An Open Thank-You Letter to:
Catholic Campaign for Human Development,
F.R. Bigelow Foundation,
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund,
Minnesota State Bar Foundation,
St. Paul Foundation, St. Paul Foundation's
Management Improvement Fund,
Otto Bremer Foundation AND
Initiative Foundation



Thank you, Katherine!

Katherine Nguyen joined APAC for Fall 2014 as a Community Organizer/Tenant Advocate through the HECUA program. She just successfully completed her semester with us and will be returning to her studies at the University of Minnesota to get her degree in Family and Social Science.

Support APAC on "Give to the Max Day" -- November 13, 2014!

11/13/2014 - 12:00am
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"Give to the Max Day" is November 13th!

Help APAC and manufactured home park residents around the state.

Why should you give?

Here are some great reasons:

Residents, before APAC started in 1980,…

  • Didn’t have to be given a written lease
  • Could be evicted without cause
  • Faced the possibility of monthly rent increases of ANY amount
  • Could be asked to leave their home without compensation if a park closed!
  • Did NOT have the legal right to speak out & organize in their communities!
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