The State of Mobile and Manufactured Homes in Appalachia: Spotlight on West Virginia

Low values, high energy usage and high vacancy rates among older mobile and manufactured homes are all evidence of the low quality of the oldest mobile and manufactured homes in Appalachian West Virginia. Many residents of these housing units experience severe financial burdens; in fact, levels of cost burden among residents of mobile and manufactured homes may indicate that these homes represent the only housing option for some households, rather than an affordable housing option. In many cases, a new, more energy-efficient home would offer these households the opportunity for financial stability, wealth and an overall higher quality of life.
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