Preserving endangered affordable housing
Watch this 3 minutes long compelling video about 43 years of living in the Golden Terrace Mobile Home park. This property could easily be changed in use and we would lose hundreds and hundreds of homes at the low end of our housing stock, completely destroying our ability to meet our Comprehensive Plan Goals. The two related to Manufactured homes are shown below.
Community Housing Goals
Goal 1: Affordable Housing for the Community
Golden recognizes the importance of having and preserving a continuum
of housing choices in order to meet the diverse needs of its residents while
retaining our small town spirit. Affordable housing for its residents is a
Heart and Soul Value for Golden. Affordable housing means housing that
is reasonably attainable for lower and middle income households to rent
or purchase while still being able to sustainably meet other basic needs.
In order to preserve housing opportunities for an inclusive range of
Golden residents, the city will endeavor to ensure that at least 15% of
the total housing stock is affordable to low income households, 15%
affordable to moderate income households, and 15% is affordable to
middle income households.
“Low income” is defined as
households earning between
0% and 50% of the Area Median
Income (AMI,) “moderate income”
is defined as households earning
between 51% and 80% of the
AMI, and “middle income” as
households earning between 81%
and 120% of the AMI.
Goal 4: Manufactured Housing
Manufactured housing is a key source of market rate affordable housing
in Golden. The city values the preservation of existing manufactured
housing communities as an affordable housing choice and will support
neighborhood efforts to strengthen their communities and promote
resident stability. The city will encourage opportunities to create
resident-controlled communities that remain affordable to low and
moderate income households and enhance the diversity of Golden’s