Links to Other Organizations


Other States



Resident Controlled Communities

City of Landfall,_Minnesota

Landfall was incorporated in 1959. It is a manufactured home park city in Washington County, and is home to approximately 700 people.

City of Hilltop

Hilltop was incorporated as a city in 1956. The first manufactured home park had 50 sites, and to this day the family of the original owners still own and operate that park.

Sunrise Villa Cooperative

In Fall 2004, Sunrise Villa a 47-lot park in Cannon Falls became the first resident-owned manufactured home community in Minnesota. Cooperative home ownership provides security because the park cannot be sold or closed
without resident approval; resident governance; incentives to improve or invest in the park; more
economical park operation; higher resale value; and the opportunity for board members and
committee members to build civic skills.

Paul Revere Cooperative

On October 3, 2005, the Paul Revere Community--an almost 16-acre property that includes 153 manufactured home sites, private streets, and a well--became the second resident-owned manufactured home park in the state. The Paul Revere Cooperative (made up of Paul Revere's residents) bought the park as part of a settlement agreement that resolved a class-action lawsuit that residents brought against the Community's former owners.

Bennett Park Cooperative

In Fall 2007, Greenwood a 79-lot park in Madelia became Bennett Park Cooperative the third resident-owned manufactured home community in Minnesota.

Madelia Mobile Village

On December 22, 2008, Madelia Mobile Village a 65-lot park in Madelia became the fourth resident-owned manufactured home community in Minnesota.

Park Plaza Cooperative

On February 15, 2011, Park Plaza Cooperative a 90-lot park in Fridley became the fifth resident-owned manufactured home community in Minnesota.

Stonegate Cooperative

On September 7, 2012, Stonegate Cooperative a 50-lot park in Lindstrom became the sixth resident-owned manufactured home community in Minnesota.

Five Lakes Cooperative

In August 2014, Fairmont Estates a 94-lot park in Fairmont became the seventh resident-owned manufactured home community in Minnesota.

Housing Advocates

Housing Preservation Project

The Housing Preservation Project (HPP), founded in 1999, is a nonprofit public interest advocacy and legal organization whose primary mission is to preserve and expand affordable housing for low-income individuals and families.


HOMELine provides free legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems. HOMELine works to improve public and private policies relating to rental housing by involving affected tenants in the process. If you are a tenant in Minnesota and you are interested in your renter rights, you can reach their Tenant Advocates for legal advice.

Minnesota Housing Partnership

MHP's mission is to advance the preservation and creation of housing affordable to low- and moderate-income people as a means of strengthening communities and families throughout Minnesota.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid is the primary provider of general civil legal services to low-income and elderly people in Minnesota.

Alliance for Metro Stability

The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition that builds grassroots community campaigns with a variety of faith, social justice, labor, and environmental groups. Through its work, the Alliance promotes equitable economic development, affordable housing, public accountability in urban planning, and environmentally responsible growth patterns. The Alliance focuses on eliminating social and economic injustice for low-income citizens and people of color through targeted reinvestment in older urban areas.

Churches United in Ministry - Duluth

Churches caring about people and working for change through programs and efforts that respond to, serve, advocate for, and empower people with unmet needs.

Centro Campesino

Our mission is to improve the lives of migrant workers and rural Latina/os and to create a strong southern Minnesota Latino/a voice. Guided by our values of faith, hope, unity, and justice, we are a membership organization that was born and exists to create positive social change.

Housing Developers

Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund

NCDF is a cooperatively owned and operated financial intermediary which acts as a catalyst for the development and growth of cooperatives in Minnesota, including the conversion of existing manufactured home communities to cooperatives.

The Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation

The Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation was formed in 1970 by the Minneapolis business community. GMHC's mission is to preserve, improve, and increase affordable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families, as well as assist communities with housing revitalization.

The Central Minnesota Housing Partnership

The organization was created with the goals of preserving, improving, and increasing the affordable housing stock in Central Minnesota. These goals have been achieved over the years through a variety of innovative programs and services offering affordable housing to low- and moderate-income households and they continue to strive to achieve the same goals today that were set from the start.

Family Housing Fund

The Family Housing Fund is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and produce affordable housing for families with low- and moderate-incomes in the seven-county metro area of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Greater Minnesota Housing Fund

Supporting the creation of affordable housing for Minnesota's working families.

Minnesota Community Land Trust Coalition

Currently over a dozen organizations are using the CLT model to provide affordable homeownership opportunities in Minnesota. There are CLT's in cities, suburbs, and rural areas.


Home Ownership Center

This site has been designed for Minnesotans interested in locating support and services to be successful homeowners. Whether you're ready to buy today, need some time to explore the possibility of owning your own home, or are already a homeowner needing information regarding financial management or foreclosure prevention, feel free to browse this site.

Public Agencies

Attorney General

The Office is the state's chief policy maker and law enforcer in the important areas of consumer protection, antitrust enforcement, and charities' regulation. The Office is also responsible for representing residential and small business utility consumers through participation in matters before the Public Utilities Commission. The Office initiates and shapes a legislative agenda, with proposals that include crime and violence prevention, consumer protection, and other relevant issues.

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

Committed to meeting Minnesotans' needs for decent, safe, affordable homes and stronger communities.

HUD in Minnesota

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Other States

State Homeowner Associations

Arizona - Arizona Association of Manufactured Home Owners

California - Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League

California - California Mobilehome Owners Resource & Action Association (CMRAA)

California - Manufactured Home Owners Network

California - League of California Homeowners

Delaware - Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association

Florida - Federation of Manufactured Home Owners of Florida

Illinois - Mobile Home Owners Association of Illinois

Michigan - Manufactured Home Owners Legislative Association of Michigan

Michigan - Manufactured Homeowners Coalition of Michigan

Nevada - Nevada Association of Manufactured Homeowners

New Hampshire - Manufactured Home Owners and Tenants Association of New Hampshire

Other New Hampshire Resources


ROC-NH, a program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, provides fair fixed-rate loans and educational and technical support to build long-term value and security for residents of New Hampshire’s manufactured housing communities. ROC-NH is the only statewide program that works with homeowners and landlords to convert manufactured housing parks into communities that are owned and governed by residents. ROC-NH’s financing, educational and technical assistance help homeowners in resident-owned communities build equity, create stability, develop leadership and strengthen their communities.

Cooperative Home Loans

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund’s Cooperative Home Loan program, the only one of its kind in the United States, provides fixed-rate single-family mortgage loans in resident-owned manufactured housing communities in New Hampshire.

New York - Park Resident Home Owners Association

Ohio - Association of Manufactured Home Residents in Ohio

Oregon - Oregon Manufactured Homeowners United

Oregon - Manufactured Housing/Oregon State Tenets Association

Pennsylvania - Greenbriar Homeowners Association

Texas - Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs: Manufactured Housing Division

Utah - Utah Manufactured Home Owners Action Group

Vermont - Vermont Mobile Home Owners Association

Washington - Association of Manufactured Home Owners

Washington - Mobile Home Owners of America

Wisconsin - Wisconsin Manufactured Home Owners Association

Housing and Legal Advocates

Columbia Legal Services

Columbia Legal Services (CLS) is a not-for-profit organization employing lawyers and legal workers who provide legal assistance to low-income and special needs people and organizations in Washington.

Vermont Mobile Home Project

The Mobile Home Project publishes the, "Guide To Your Rights as a Mobile Home Park Resident," and a newsletter for mobile home park residents in Vermont.

Housing Developers

Georgia Community Loan Fund

To foster equity in Georgia's communities, the Georgia Community Loan Fund provides loans, grants, and technical assistance to community groups who do not have access to traditional sources of capital, particularly groups in rural, low-income, and/or minority communities working on affordable housing and other environmentally and economically sustainable community development projects.

Genesis Community Loan Fund - Maine

Genesis provides innovative financing by soliciting low-interest loans from individuals, churches, corporations and foundations, and then re-lending the money to nonprofit organizations developing affordable housing and community facilities in underserved neighborhoods and needy communities. If requested, Genesis provides substantial technical assistances to the sponsors of capital projects that will create housing and community development opportunities.

Community And Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA of Oregon)

Community And Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA of Oregon) was established in 1988, in response to the housing needs of Oregon farmworkers and their families. Since its inception, CASA of Oregon has worked primarily through local community organizations and housing sponsors to develop housing and to assist in improving the overall quality of life for farmworkers and their families.



Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae's special requirements for manufactured housing loan pools and packages, 2003.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

The site contains links to housing news; information about home owning, buying, renting, and financing; community data; and pages about how to work with HUD.

National Homeowner Association

National Manufactured Home Owners Association (NMHOA)

National Manufactured Home Owners Association is a national organization dedicated to the protection of the rights of all people living in Manufactured Housing in the United States. This organization is comprised of all volunteers who receive no compensation (save legitimate expenses) and who are totally dedicated to the welfare of its constituency.

The American Internet Society of Manufactured Home Owners

Insuring that you are counted as part of this united front against the corruption in the National Manufactured Housing Program.

Housing and Consumer Advocates


AARP is a nonprofit membership organization of persons 50 and older dedicated to addressing their needs and interests.

Consumers Union

Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, is an independent, nonprofit testing, and information organization serving only consumers.

National Consumer Law Center

America's foremost advocate for low-income consumer justice, and its leading expert on low-income consumer issues.

NLIHC: National Low Income Housing Coalition

Dedicated to ending America's affordable housing crisis. Weekly news and alerts about affordable housing.


NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their communities.

Housing Developers


An organization dedicated to delivering security and value through resident ownership of manufactured home communities - a program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund.

RCAP Solutions

RCAP Solutions is a comprehensive nonprofit community development corporation that works with communities of all sizes to address a broad range of needs.

Community Resource Group

Community Resource Group is a multi-state rural development organization established in 1975 to help people in the rural South build hometown futures by seeking long-term solutions to community-wide problems. Their primary areas of expertise are development of water and wastewater systems, lending related to water and wastewater, community transportation, and low-income housing.

PMC Financial Services

The mission of PMC Financial Services is to provide financing for manufactured/mobile home resident groups, nonprofit affordable housing providers, and owners through programs which accomplish the acquisition, construction, refinance, upgrade, and/or rehabilitation of manufactured/mobile home parks.

Institute for Community Economics

The Institute for Community Economics (ICE) is a national community development organization promoting economic justice through community land trusts (CLTs) and community investment.


CFED: Innovations in Manufactured Homes

The mission of Innovations in Manufactured Homes (I'M HOME) is to ensure that families who choose to purchase manufactured homes reap comparable benefits from the homeownership experience as do buyers of site-built homes.

Ford Foundation

The Foundation's goals are to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

Northwest Area Foundation

Northwest Area Foundation identifies, shares, and advocates "what's working" to reduce poverty for the long term. The Foundation partners with select communities in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, providing technical assistance and financial resources through the Ventures, Horizons, and Connections programs. The Foundation also cooperates with other organizations and communities to gather and share practical knowledge.