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Measure would Empower Local Officials over Land Lease Communities

May 2nd, 2014 Comments off

Updating a story MHProNews.com last reported on March 25, 2014 regarding the Life O’Riley Mobile Home Park in Lansing, Michigan condemned because of unsanitary conditions, State Representative Andy Schor introduced Bill 5513 to give local leaders more clout in dealing with problems at manufactured housing communities (MHCs). Lansing city officials knew of sanitation problems at Life O’Riley, according to wlns.com, but state law prevented their intervention. Under the proposed legislation, the state maintains its primary role in policing communities, but local officials can take over responsibility if the state does not follow through when problems arise. ##

(Photo credit: mlive.com–Crestview Estates

More Oversight Sought for Manufactured Home Communities

March 25th, 2014 Comments off

Updating a story MHProNews.com last published March 19, 2014, regarding a Michigan state legislator’s bill that would give cities more oversight of manufactured housing communities (MHCs), Rep. Andy Schor has been communicating with community owners, residents and local officials, and intends to introduce the legislation in mid-April. Referencing the Life O’Riley Mobile Home Park in Lansing that was condemned, displacing 85 families who were given ten days to find new lodging, he says the city was evidently not aware of the state inspections, reports wilx.com. The measure would encourage state and local governments to work together, while still protecting community owners and residents. ##

(Photo credit: Alan Warren/annarbornews.com–Scio Farms Estates, Ann Arbor, Michigan)