“This move on Aurora’s part is incredible. I haven’t seen this happen anywhere. So this is a huge move,” Esther Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, said after Aurora City Council members recently approved a 10-month moratorium on redeveloping mobile home parks in the city, along with a task force to study the housing stock. “They could be a model for the country here. Affordable housing advocates have to focus on preservation.”
Mobile homesick: Aurora struggles trying to help renters
Associated Press, Sept 15
Sullivan also assisted in the creation and is quoted in the lead article of a project The Colorado Sun recently assembled to look at the state of mobile homes in Colorado. A coalition of more than a dozen Colorado newsrooms came together to produce this collaborative project after residents, advocates, and community engaged scholars (including Sullivan) fought to pass Colorado House Bill 1309 to protect mobile home park residents in the state.
Parked: Half the American Dream
The Colorado Sun