Endangered: San Antonio’s Vanishing Mobile Home Parks and a Path for Preservation

Mobile home parks are vanishing in San Antonio at an alarming rate, with the closure of at least nine mobile home parks since 2014. Without intervention by the city, dozens more mobile home parks are at risk of closing, impacting the housing security of thousands of the city’s most vulnerable residents. This report focuses on pressures driving mobile home closures in San Antonio; identifies mobile home parks that are the most vulnerable to closure in the future; and pinpoints key actions the City of San Antonio could take to preserve these parks and improve mobile home residents’ access to stable, safe, and affordable housing. This report builds upon the work conducted by the Mayor’s Task Force on Preserving Dynamic and Diverse Neighborhoods, a group tasked with reconciling a desire for central city growth with the preservation of affordable housing, including mobile home parks.