Know Your Rights Resources for Mobile Home Parks
Over the past 3 years, Colorado has passed several new laws to expand and clarify the rights of mobile home park residents. There is now a statewide Mobile Home Park Oversight Program (MHPOP) that includes a complaint and dispute resolution program.
Message from a mobile home park resident to other residents:
Highlights of Current Laws
Home owners cannot be required to sign a new lease or agreement, even if the park has a new owner.
Park rules are valid only if they are for resident safety or welfare, to protect the park, or to fairly distribute services in the park.
Rules can be amended later with consent of the home owner or after 60 days’ advance notice. Rules can be challenged through the state’s oversight program.
Home owner(s) may pause a rule that would cost them at least 10% of their monthly lot rent by filing a complaint with the state’s oversight program.
Home owners are protected from retaliation by the landlord when they exercise their legal rights, including filing a complaint with the state’s oversight program.
For free legal assistance, fill out the intake form at https://www.copovertylawproject.org/get-eviction-housing-help to request a consultation with a free attorney who is an expert in the Mobile Home Park Act and the recent laws. (It is not a requirement to contact Colorado Legal Services (CLS) prior to filling out this intake form.)
The Colorado Poverty Law Project (CPLP) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent homelessness through legal representation, education, and advocacy. They have a Mobile Home Initiative to provide pro bono legal guidance and representation for mobile home park residents.
Contact the Colorado Mobile Home Park Oversight Program
This is a government program through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Division of Housing, which oversees the Mobile Home Park Act and the Mobile Home Park Dispute Resolution and Enforcement Program.
Email MHPOP@state.co.us (preferred) or Call 1-833-924-1147 (toll free)
Mobile Home Park Complaints https://cdola.colorado.gov/mobile-home-park-dispute-resolution
Mobile Home Park Resources https://cdola.colorado.gov/mobile-home-park-resources
The Division of Housing is holding 4 public meetings via Zoom on the implementation of Protections for Mobile Home Park Residents (effective 10/1/2022). They are seeking input from residents of mobile home parks about the implementation of these new laws!
Monday, August 1, 2022 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday, August 8, 2022 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Friday, August 12, 2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Download for more information about these public meetings:
A permanent rulemaking hearing is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2022, from 1:00-4:00 pm via Zoom. To get updates on the proposed rulemaking, join the stakeholder email list by contacting MHPOP@state.co.us.
Overview of Colorado Law for Mobile Home Park Residents
Ley de parques de casas móviles y residentes de Colorado
New Laws Effective on October 1, 2022
Nuevas leyes en vigor a partir del 1 de octubre de 2022
Organizations That Support Mobile Home Owners
Together Colorado (togethercolorado.org) Mobile Home Park Organizing Webpage www.togethercolorado.org/mobile-home-park-organizing/ 9to5 Colorado (9to5.org/chapter/colorado/) Email: 9to5Colorado@9to5.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/9to5coloradopage/
Learn How to File a Complaint with the State Oversight Program
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