Responsibility for MHC Resident Complaints Varies
The WausauDailyHerald reports from Wisconsin complaints from MHC residents may be handled by a state agency or by a local or county body depending upon the number of people who have complained and the severity of the complaint. The Dept. of Safety and Professional Services handles some complaints, and sometimes its the Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Local jurisdictions can apply for permission to act as state inspectors, but only 24 entities have done so, leaving the remainder to the state. In counties where the state has jurisdiction, inspectors only go out when there is a complaint, or when a new MHC is established or one expands. MHC owners who belong to the Wisconsin Housing Alliance want a single state agency to control all matters relating to MHCs. MHProNews has learned some inspectors insist local officials can respond more quickly to a problem.
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