In 2018, Community Council launched a community study that sought to understand and then address the critical need for safe and affordable housing in our region (Columbia and Walla Walla counties and the Milton-Freewater area). Through the study process, community members developed 28 recommendations to help meet that need. Now in the advocacy phase, many positive steps such as the formation of our region’s first community land trust, Common Roots Housing Trust, have resulted. At the same time, we know that our affordable housing crisis is multi-faceted. We therefore need a range of solutions to guarantee that everyone in our region has a safe, affordable home. As the Affordable Housing Study Committee learned, preserving manufactured home parks is one important solution to our affordable housing crisis.