Manufactured homes provide some of the most affordable housing in Portland. It is often the housing of last resort for households that are struggling to cope with rising rents. It is also an affordable option for home ownership, as households can own their manufactured home while renting the space in a park.
Today, roughly 3,000 residents live in manufactured homes in 56 manufactured dwelling parks — or MDPs. These parks are in a variety of zones, which makes some of them vulnerable to redevelopment. These proposed changes do not prohibit closure and redevelopment of MDPs, but changing a MDP to another use will require a Comprehensive Plan map amendment and a zoning map change.
To help park residents stay in their homes, the Manufactured Dwelling Park Project will stabilize the housing situation for people living in manufactured or mobile home parks by creating a new base zone for mobile home parks.
Review the Manufactured Dwelling Parks Project Proposed Draft:
Tell the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) what you think
Via the Map App …
Explore the Map App
The Map App is new and improved! In addition to viewing proposed map changes for individual properties, community members (property owners and renters) can now testify directly to the Planning and Sustainability Commission via the Map App. It’s as easy as sending an email. And once you press “submit,” you can see your testimony in the Testimony Reader in real time. You can also read other people’s testimony.
At a public hearing …
You can testify directly to the Planning and Sustainability Commission at a public hearing:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
PCC Southeast Campus
Community Hall Annex
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Send a letter by June 12, 2018, to …
Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
Manufactured Dwelling Park Project
1900 SW 4th, Suite 7100
Portland, Oregon 97201
We’re ready for your questions. Call 503-823-0195. Interpretation services available.
After the PSC hears public testimony and the “record is closed” (no more testimony – written or oral – is accepted), the PSC will hold a work session to discuss the testimony and develop any amendments they want to make to the proposals before they vote on their recommendations to the City Council. Council is expected to hold public hearings on the PSC’s Recommended Draft this summer.
For more information, visit the project website.