I report on housing and homelessness for CalMatters. My stories focus on the political dynamics and economic and racial inequities that have contributed to the housing crisis in California and its potential solutions. I previously covered income inequality and survival at The Fresno Bee for the California Divide. I'm a former staff writer for PolitiFact and interned at Politico Magazine and New York Magazine before that. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and have lived across Latin America, Europe and the United States. I have a B.A. in comparative literature from Georgetown University.
By uncovering the lack of data and oversight in California's mobile home parks, this investigative reporter explores the severe conditions and health risks faced by residents.
California officials depend largely on residents filing complaints to find out about health and safety problems at mobile home parks.
A program to help mobile home park residents got huge revamp last year. Will more than tripling the size of the loan fund and streamlining the application process yield results?
Un programa para ayudar a los residentes de parques de casas móviles se renovó mucho el año pasado porque nadie lo estaba usando. ¿Podrá dar resultados el hecho de triplicar el fondo para préstamos y simplificar el proceso de solicitud?
CalMatters Housing Reporter Manuela Tobias shares her findings from an investigation on California’s mobile home parks.
This article was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2022 Data Fellowship.
Mobile home parks remain some of the last oases of affordable housing, but it can come at the expense of healthy and safe living conditions.