Welcome to Episode 102 of the Mobile Home Park Investors podcast, hosted by Jefferson Lilly and Brad Johnson, with the Park Street Partners. Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish have been researching mobile home parks and the tenants in them, and now have published a book. On today’s show, Sonya and Katherine share their findings with the audience and discuss everything from quality of life, finances, tenant aspirations, and more.
[3:20] How did Sonya and Katherine get into mobile home park research?
[5:05] How did Sonya and Katherine find people to interview and study?
[10:55] What were some of the key findings when researching the three mobile home parks in geographically and ethnically different areas?
[14:45] How does growing up in a mobile home park impact the wellbeing and career choices of the children living there?
[19:45] In what ways did the children flourish?
[21:35] How did Sonya and Katherine find these three park owners?
[24:55] Sonya and Katherine studied how each of the tenants in these mobile home parks managed their finances. What did they discover?
[27:05] Why did these folks decide to live in a mobile home park?
[31:15] Are mobile home tenants unhappy that they’re living in a mobile home?
[32:40] Can people really form a community when somebody else is forming all the rules?
[41:25] Mobile homes are a private solution to a really pressing public house need.
[43:05] Sonya and Katherine offer their final thoughts.
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LinkedIn: Mobile Home Park Investors Group
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Email Katherine: Katherine.MacTavish@oregonstate.edu