Welcome to MHOAA’s October Eblast. Please consider forwarding the Elbast to all members of your home owners’ association and other interested individuals. I also encourage you to reprint these Eblasts in your home owners’ association’s newsletter.
MHOAA National Convention – I am pleased to report that the MHOAA Annual Convention, held in Silver Spring, MD was a huge success. Many thanks to the 45 attendees, from 17 different states, who made the effort to attend the Convention. Your presence, your contributions, and your commitment to the long-term preservation of manufactured housing communities were evident in everything we shared. I hope you all left the Convention inspired to do more and to know that you are not alone. MHOAA is here to lend whatever support it can at the local, state and national levels to help you all accomplish your dreams of affordable home ownership and long-term security of tenure.
If you attended the Convention, and have not yet done so, please email your evaluation of your meetings with congressional staff and your evaluation of the Convention as a whole to me at: email@example.com
At the Annual Meeting the following board positions were filled: First VP – Jesse Martinez (MA);Treasurer – Steve Anderson (UT); West Region VP – Kylin Parks (WA); East Region VP – Dot DSliney (RI); At large – Tim Sheahan (CA), Ron Feinstein (AZ) and Leslie Ann (MN). Congratulations to one and all.
CFED Retreat – Lois Parris (MHOAA President), Terry Nelson (MHOAA Mid-West Region V.P.), Leslie Ann (MHOAA At-Large Board member) and Anita Noel (MHOAA member from IL), and I were privileged to attend the CFED Retreat, held this past October in Knoxville, TN. We were able to re-connect and forge new relationships with other CFED partners including ROC USA, Next Step, and the National Consumer Law Center. It is indeed reassuring to know that we have such great allies and friends and we look forward to working ith all of them as part of CFED’s I’M HOME Initiative in the months and years ahead.
Last word for October – Congratulations to Lori Dibble, Patricia Boyce, and every other resident at the Paradise Park, MHP located in Sandy Hook Bay, Middlesex County, NJ. After 6 long years of litigation, the home owners have prevailed and the court has ruled that their landlord violated the NJ statute that gave them a right of first refusal to purchase their community when it was up for sale. Lori and her neighbors now have 45 days to come up with $3 million to buy the community. We wish you every success