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City Orders Manufactured Home Community Closure, Residents Only Have Weeks

September 27th, 2018



It’s a place that the residents of dozens of mobile and manufactured housing dwellers have called their home for years. At least one resident says they have been there for over 5 decades.


Residents of troubled Northern Housing Community at 281 Grand Ave. in Schofield, near Wausau, WI have been given until October 19th, 2018 to vacate the manufactured home community.

While it’s a local issue, it’s part of a broader issue that community owners on various parts of the country have said has been, and continues to impact manufactured home community owners/operators. See prior report on the Daily Business News on MHProNews at the link below.


Lois Ruether has lived at the community for nearly 56 years, says the Wausau Daily Herald, expressed frustration that city leaders’ held a discussion that occurred “behind closed doors.”  Ruether said residents who attended Tuesday’s meeting weren’t able to ask questions.

Local officials said they cited the community owner over a year ago for numerous violations, and that they were not fully by addressed by their deadline.

Shane VanderWaal, an attorney for the city of Schofield said they will commence legal action on or after Nov. 5 if the land-lease community doesn’t meet the closure deadline.

They’re operating a business without a license,” VanderWaal reportedly said. “They need to stop operating that business. That entails obviously no more residents.”

Ruether said she and her husband have found another possible place to move, but told local media, “Where do you get the money to move?”

The USA Today owned publication used improper terminology words like “trailer,” and mobile home park,” during the course of their report.

LoopNet reports the property as “off-market,” but for sale for an undisclosed price.  The featured image at the top was from LoopNet’s site. Their listing ID number is 9091301 and the date it was created was 9.8.2017.  It’s a factoid that local media has not reported.  There’s several ways to consider that detail, but it is one that begs for consideration.


See the related reports further below, noting the prior Closure by Collusion?” The attorney for the property has not commented, since the statement above. See Daily Business News report linked below. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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