NCF prides itself on being an innovator. We have assembled a collection of research papers, publications and brochures which represent interesting and sometimes groundbreaking initiatives in the co-op world. Also included are NCF’s collection of toolbox publications related to housing, worker-cooperatives and community supported agriculture. These toolboxes are available for sale and are also free to download below.
Publications & Research
Data Matters: Understanding the Role of Manufactured Home Communities in the Affordable Housing Continuum, Northcountry Cooperative Foundation & University of Minnesota - Center for Urban & Regional Affairs, March 2019.
Promoting Infrastructure Maintenance in Manufactured Housing Communities, Grounded Solutions Network, October 2016
Moving Beyond the Mobile Myth: Preserving Manufactured Housing Communities, Grounded Solutions Network, August 2016
Manufactured Home Park Equity Grant Report, Metropolitan Council, June 2016
Manufactured-housing consumer finance in the United States, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 2014
MetroStats: Manufactured Home Parks in the Twin Cities, Metropolitan Council, January 2009
Manufactured Housing in Minnesota: Overview and Policy Challenges, Minnesota Housing Partnership, May 2008.
Building Value and Security for Homeowners in "Mobile Home Parks:" A report on Economic Outcomes, Carsey Institute at The University of New Hampshire, December 2006.
Manufactured Housing Top 10 Truths, I'M HOME: Innovations in Manufactured Housing, a program of CFED
Manufactured Housing as a Community- and Asset-Building Strategy, NeighborWorks, 2002.
Why Advocates Need to Rethink Manufactured Housing, Richard Genz, Housing Policy Debate, 2001
Visit CFED's I'M HOME - Innovations in Manufactured Homes for more resources on manufactured housing development and advocacy.