MHPHOA Administrator Note: Even though APAC is a statewide organization for Minnesota, their Community Organizing Manual is absolutely the best manual we've seen when it comes to organizing mobile home park residents. This 185 page PDF is suggested reading for all mobile home park residents in California and throughout the nation. We, the Allegiance, endorse APAC and their mission.
All Parks Alliance for Change is the statewide organization for Minnesota’s 180,000 manufactured home park residents. APAC provides a vehicle for manufactured home owners to express their needs and concerns in their parks and in the larger community.
Through education, grassroots organizing and leadership development, APAC works with residents to improve the quality of life in park neighborhoods, protect the rights of park residents, advance public policy change that supports safe, affordable, and stable park communities, and preserve this vital source of affordable housing.
The much anticipated APAC Community Organizing Manual is now available online for printing and distribution. This manual is a collection of original and modified organizing materials specifically designed for use in manufactured home park organizing efforts.
These materials are not only for homeowners and homeowner associations, but for nonprofit professionals to better understand resident concerns and how to effectively work with them, including housing and consumer advocates, public interest law firms, community housing development organizations, and others. Download sections as needed and call with any questions you may have! This organizing manual can be used and distributed individually or collectively; however, some material is based on concepts presented in previous sections. The downloadable sections are as follows:
Manufactured homeowners across the nation are organizing for justice. For far too long residents have been treated as second-class citizens by public officials, businesses, park owners, and the media. The results are park closings, deteriorating living conditions, and the all too familiar stereotypes used to marginalize our communities.
This manual is a tool that we hope you will find useful in working for justice in your community. All Parks Alliance for Change (APAC) is an organization of manufactured home park residents in Minnesota. For 30 years, we have been fighting to win victories to strengthen resident rights and to give residents more control over their lives. This manual brings together knowledge accumulated over years of experience on the front lines of the battle for mobile justice.
All Parks Alliance for Change (APAC)