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Trailer Parks: An Unexpected Solution For The Looming Boomer Housing Crisis?


The mass retirement of baby boomers could trigger yet another housing crisis. Boomers were responsible for roughly 80% of home construction in the 80’s and 90’s, and many of those homes were big, too big for empty nesters transitioning to a fixed income. Enter a housing solution that’s been with us all along: mobile home communities, or trailer parks.

Lisa Margonelli is a research fellow at the New America Foundation, and contributing editor to Pacific Standard, where we found her fascinating look at an often maligned community, “How The Trailer Park Could Save Us All.”

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