Category: Communities

NORCs like us: Part 6, Reclaiming trailer trash

5 July, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, California, Communities, Demography, Elderly, Homeownership, Housing, Innovations, Mobile homes, NORCs, Pismo Beach, Rental, Tenure, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.]   By:David A. Smith   If mobile homes can and should be a major contributor to addressing the aging of America by providing affordable service-enrichable housing, as implied by Lisa Margonelli’s Pacific Standard Magazine article about the Pismo Dunes mobile […]

NORCs like us: Part 5, Neither renters nor homeowners

3 July, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, California, Communities, Demography, Elderly, Homeownership, Housing, Innovations, Mobile homes, NORCs, Pismo Beach, Rental, Tenure, US News |

 [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   By:David A. Smith   By now our examination of Lisa Margonelli’s Pacific Standard Magazine article about Pismo Dunes has shown that elderly-oriented mobile home parks could be a key to improved service-enriched elderly living, possibly a major contributor to restraining the […]

NORCs like us: Part 4, Loneliness is a killer

2 July, 2013 (09:02) | Apartments, California, Communities, Demography, Elderly, Homeownership, Housing, Innovations, Mobile homes, NORCs, Pismo Beach, Rental, Tenure, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]    By:David A. Smith   As shown by our multi-part examination of Lisa Margonelli’s Pacific Standard Magazine article about Pismo Dunes, one of the most successful lab experiments in self-governed service-enriched living, mobile home parks have become America’s largest source of affordable housing, and […]

NORCs like us: Part 3, or, God forbid, nursing homes

1 July, 2013 (09:42) | Apartments, California, Communities, Demography, Elderly, Homeownership, Housing, Innovations, Mobile homes, NORCs, Pismo Beach, Rental, Tenure, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Someday I’ll go and call up Rudy, We worked together at the factory. But what could I say if he asks “What’s new?” “Nothing, what’s with you? Nothing much to do.” Hello in there, John Prine   Yesterday’s Part 2 in our […]

NORCs like us: Part 2, In here, we’re all equal

28 June, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, California, Communities, Demography, Elderly, Homeownership, Housing, Innovations, Mobile homes, NORCs, Pismo Beach, Rental, Tenure, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Ya’ know that old trees just grow stronger, And old rivers grow wilder ev’ry day. Old people just grow lonesome Waiting for someone to say, “Hello in there, hello.” Hello in there, John Prine   Yesterday’s post introduced us to an emergent phenomenon, the mobile […]