With financial backing from Northwest Area Foundation, Twin Cities Public TV has produced American Dream Under Fire: Mobile Home Park Residents Fight To Hold Ground, a documentary which highlights this important issue and HJC (then known as HPP)’s work. We encourage you to view the documentary by visiting Twin Cities Public TV.
“Where am I going to go?” wonders Vanessa Ramirez, a hard working mother who lives in a mobile home park facing closure. Her community’s story is captured in a new documentary that exposes the bleak future of one of America’s least understood affordable housing options, manufactured – or “mobile” – home parks.
American Dream Under Fire explores the urgent issue of preserving manufactured home park communities in the face of skyrocketing land values and development pressures. The program follows the fight to save a manufactured park community located in a Minneapolis suburb. Other stories, challenges, and solutions are woven into this eye-opening documentary.
Will Vanessa Ramirez and her neighbors remain independent homeowners or have the land sold right from under their homes? Will they become subsidized renters or end up homeless? What options do residents, housing advocates, non-profits, and policy makers have to save these much needed communities? This provocative documentary sheds light on this little known piece of the American Dream.