As the broader market for senior housing begins re-thinking its exclusivity to those over 55, trailer parks are beginning to feel the squeeze as well and are starting to re-think their policies. American Canyon’s seniors-only mobile home parks can allow families to move in despite a moratorium selling park space to families as noted in the Times-Herald. The article describes the conflict between state and local ordinances as well as the owner’s ability to monitor the residency levels of the demographics of the occupants in the trailer park. As the economy continues to contract and home foreclosures rise, the occupancy in trailer parks (and other types of senior housing facilities) can be expected to increase creating more conflict. Maybe some parks can charge a premium for youngsters that can afford it like Matthew McConaughey and his custom-designed Airstream Trailer.
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