• Golden United Housing Task Force

Know Your Rights Resources for Mobile Home Parks

Updated: Aug 2

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6ZKCqq4ISg


Highlights of Current Laws

  • Home owners cannot be required to sign a new lease or agreement, even if the park has a new owner.

Guidance on Renewing Leases

Guía de renovación de arrendamiento

  • 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.

Retaliation Fact Sheet

Hoja Informativa Sobre Represalias


Legal Assistance

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)

Website https://cdola.colorado.gov/mobile-home-park-oversight

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

Legal Assistance https://cdola.colorado.gov/legal-and-rent-assistance-resources-for-tenants


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:

MHPOP Rulemaking 2022
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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

MHPA 1-pager-6-20-22-Final-English
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Download PDF • 264KB

Ley de parques de casas móviles y residentes de Colorado

MHPA 1-pager-6-20-22-Final-Spanish
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Download PDF • 257KB

New Laws Effective on October 1, 2022

CPLP 1287 Fact Sheet final
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Download PDF • 150KB

Nuevas leyes en vigor a partir del 1 de octubre de 2022

CPLP 1287 Fact Sheet final-Spanish
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Download PDF • 143KB

Organizations That Support Mobile Home Owners

Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners (CoCoMHO.org) Email: info@cocomho.org Phone: 720-591-9031 Jefferson County MHP Resident Resources Webpage www.cocomho.org/jeffco-resources

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

https://www.togethercolorado.org/mobile-home-park-organizing/

Go to the Videos section

Also https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XQXUsfXLLwJWAsMYamZrEyg-eiJ-NYnS/view


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