Published: Aug. 23, 2018

A team of faculty from the University of Colorado Denver (along with partners at Texas A&M University) has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the recovery of mobile home parks in the Houston metropolitan area following Hurricane Harvey. Assistant Professor of Sociology Esther Sullivan (along with Andrew Rumbach, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and Carrie Makarewicz, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning) will examine the impact of Hurricane Harvey on mobile home parks in Greater Houston. Working with a team of graduate students, the team will collect qualitative, quantitative and geospatial data on flood-affected mobile home parks to understand and model the factors that enable or constrain their long-term recovery. The project builds on a pilot study of mobile home parks in Harris County funded by the Office of Research Services at CU Denver.