Manufactured Housing Parks Zoning Proposal
Living Cully supports a proposed zoning change that will help preserve 56 manufactured housing parks across Portland. Scroll down for details of the proposal.
On August 22, Portland City Council voted 5-0 to adopt the manufactured housing park zoning ordinance, protecting 56 mobile home parks and 3,000 homes. This historic action was covered by several media outlets. Take a look:
- OPB: Portland Approves Protection for Mobile Home Parks
- Portland Tribune: Portland enacts new zone to prevent redevelopment of mobile home parks
- Oregonian: Portland approves plan to preserve mobile home parks
Over 20 organizations submitted letters to the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council in favor of the Manufactured Housing Park zone change. Check out their letters here:
- Cully Association of Neighbors
- Marilyn Mauch
- St. Vincent de Paul
- Interfaith Alliance on Poverty
- Portland Tenants United
- Portland Tenants United (supplemental testimony)
- 1000 Friends of Oregon
- 1000 Friends of Oregon (supplemental testimony)
- Elders in Action
- Andree Tremoulet
- Don Tarbutton and neighbors
- Energy Trust of Oregon
- PSU urban planning students
- Housing Land Advocates
- Green Lents
- Hacienda CDC
- Northwest Energy Coalition
- Portland Housing Advisory Commission
- CASA of Oregon
- ROSE Community Development
- St. Charles Catholic Church
- Living Cully
- Jade District
- Oregon Law Center
- Portland For Everyone
About the Proposal:
This new zoning designation will help preserve over 3,000 affordable homes in Portland by establishing a “manufactured dwelling park” as the only allowed land use on 56 properties where such parks current operate.
With property values climbing and investors targeting mobile home parks for redevelopment, this proposal will prevent the displacement and homelessness of vulnerable residents.
The Cully neighborhood is home to six mobile home parks, which provide desperately needed affordable housing for over 1,000 residents – including older adults, people living with disabilities, veterans, immigrants, and families with young children.
In 2016, our neighborhood almost lost 30 affordable homes when the Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park was threatened with closure and redevelopment. While the Oak Leaf was preserved thanks to the tenacious organizing of its residents and other members of our community, the Manufactured Dwelling Park Project will help ensure that all of Cully’s mobile home parks – and nearly 60 mobile home parks citywide – are preserved for current and future residents.
For more information on the City’s proposed Manufactured Dwelling Park zone, visit the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/76383
Questions? Want to get involved in the campaign?
Contact Cameron Herrington at Living Cully: firstname.lastname@example.org