Where we live is often linked to how we live, making housing policy a critical and complicated tool of government.

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Affordable but marginalized: Study provides first comprehensive look at Houston’s mobile home parks

Mobile homes are the largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing in the United States and many are within mobile home parks—unique communities that are poorly understood by planning researchers and many practitioners. A recently published study in the Journal of the American Planning Association has resulted in the first comprehensive mapping and assessment of mobile home park housing in the Greater Houston area. These parks face distinct challenges—its households typically have lower incomes, insecure tenure, less access to transportation and urban amenities and have higher rates of exposure to environmental hazards.

Urban Edge: Oct 7, 2021


Bill Fulton

William Fulton

  • Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Research Oversight Committee, Urban Data Platform
  • Publisher, Urban Edge Blog
Luis Guajardo

Luis Guajardo

  • Urban Policy Research Manager, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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John Park

  • Senior Research Fellow, Development, Transportation and Placemaking, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Steve Sherman

Stephen Averill Sherman

  • Research Fellow, Kinder Institute for Urban Research