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Manufactured Housing

Advocacy & Research

Recognizing that residents of mobile home parks were generally left outside of mainstream credit opportunities, Reinvestment Partners set out to discover how to improve these communities.

In 2005, Reinvestment Partners published “Transforming Trailers into Assets” in Popular Government. It called for more innovating titling policies, enforcement of consumer protection laws, and more intervention into the sector by non-profit community development groups.

In 2007, Adam Rust’s This is My Home: The Challenges and Opportunities of Manufactured Housing was published by Carolina Academic Press. In essays and photos, it reviewed approaches to solving problems in the sector.

Beginning in 2011, Adam Rust began a three-year term on the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee. The MHCC is a federal advisory board created by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to update the HUD code for manufactured homes.

  • Capital Bank
  • City of Durham EWD
  • NC Housing Coalition
  • NC Housing Finance Agency
  • Triangle Community Foundation
  • United Way of the Greater Triangle
  • UNC - Chapel Hill
  • Wells Fargo
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
    Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • BB&T
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
  • The Burt's Bees Foundation
    The Burt's Bees Foundation