Welcome to MHOAA’s November 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 member and MHOAA supporter testify before Congressional Committee – Many thanks to Carla Burr, a new MHOAA member from Chantilly VA, and Adam Rust, Community Reinvestment Association of North Carolina, for testifying before the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity at a field hearing in Danville VA, regarding manufactured housing issues. We were given very short notice of this hearing, presumably called at the request of industry representatives who want to convince Congress that the Dodd Frank Act, requiring lenders to be regulated, not apply to companies who provide loans to manufactured home owners. Fortunately Carla and Adam did a great job representing the consumer interests at stake if manufactured home lenders are not regulated. You can read more about the hearing here: http://www2.wsls.com/news/2011/nov/29/danville-manufactured-homes-industry-hit-hard-ar-1502224/
MHOAA Resources – Please keep in mind that MHOAA staff is available to help with resources for starting home owners’ associations; grant research and writing; reviewing legislative proposals; and other pertinent issues. Feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if I can be of assistance in any way. Additionally, MHOAA’s Legislative Committee has begun meeting again. If your state was not represented on last Monday’s call please email me with the name and contact information of the member from your state association who would represent your state on MHOAA’s monthly legislative committee calls. The next call with be on Monday January 16, 2012.
Last word for November – The MHOAA office will be closed from December 23, 2011 until January 3, 2012 and therefore there will be no December Eblast. I want to take this opportunity to send you warm greetings and best wishes for the holiday season. May you and yours enjoy peace and bountiful blessings and may 2012 be a year where the work we do together on behalf of manufactured home owners truly makes a difference.