Giving Compass' Take:
- Research indicates that mobile homes have consistently been an affordable and underutilized solution for affordability and climate-resilient housing options.
- How can these housing solutions help communities that bear the brunt of climate change?
- Read more about climate change and mobile home communities.
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About 22 million Americans live in mobile homes or manufactured housing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and as the housing crisis continues to worsen in places like Arizona, California, and New York, that number could go up.
But for some, mobile homes conjure up an image of rusting metal units in weed-choked lots, an unfair stereotype that has real consequences — advocates argue that mobile homes are not only a housing fix but could also help with the climate crisis.
According to Andrew Rumbach, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, mobile homes are a good solution with a bad reputation.
Read the full article about mobile homes as a climate solution by Siri Chilukuri at Grist.