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Mobile homes are disappearing in Colorado. Could a model in Cañon City be the cure?

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Mobile homes have been disappearing from the housing stock in Colorado and across the country, leading advocates scrambling to find solutions for some of the most affordable unsubsidized housing.

In Cañon City, mobile home residents in two neighborhoods bought their land and formed a coop, lessening the chance that it would someday suffer the same fate as mobile home parks in metro Denver: closure and fewer affordable housing options as a result. The coop works much like an HOA, where residents pay a fee and have the ability to vote and make decisions about their neighborhood.

It’s the first example in the state where a mobile home park was purchased to form a coop by its residents. Boulder-based Thistle, a non-profit investor in affordable housing, helped 38 families purchase the neighborhood for $2 million in December. Cañon Country and Cedar Village became the Rocky Mountain Homeowners Cooperative after the purchase.

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