The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative


Redevelopment and Displacement

The population of Austin continues to grow, swelling by more than a quarter million people between 2000 and 2016, with 50% of that growth occurring quickly between 2010 and 2016. This growth has significant implications for the local housing market. Increased demand for housing causes house and property prices to rise, puts pressure on traditionally affordable housing stock like mobile home parks, and often results in the displacement of long-term residents.

The map below was created to complement the release of the Latino Research Initiative's policy brief. It shows mobile home parks within the city of Austin and their potential for redevelopment. Move the slider to view the different locations and see which are potentially at risk of redevelopment based on current and future land use.

Circle size is representative of mobile home park acreage size.
Existing MHP
At Risk MHP
Each dot equals 1 person.











The map depicts mobile home parks that are at least 5 acres in size. Mobile Home Parks considered "at risk" are those in the City's Future Land Use Plan designated as a use other than Mobile Home Park. These at risk designations are not exact and may change with the potential adoption of CodeNEXT. Demographic data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Summary File 1.