As mobile home owners fight rising housing costs, collective ownership - also called resident-owned cooperatives or ROCs - is growing. The number of mobile homes attached to ROCs grew from just over 200 in 2000 to more than 15,000 in 2019. When residents own the land, they can upgrade infrastructure more quickly. In South Texas, resident-owned Pasadena Trails installed drainage systems that solved chronic flooding and helped significantly when Hurricane Harvey drenched the Houston area in 60 inches of rain. In New York state, the Lakeside Village +55 community has had a solar array for two years. It was one of the first solar projects in the upstate town of Geneseo. ”We want to reduce our carbon footprint, and one of our concerns was for our grandchildren and their children,” says board president Ronald Palmer. “And we saw this as a way of contributing to that and being responsible grandparents.”

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