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Stinking Up the Place: Manufactured Home Community Issues

April 6th, 2017 Comments off

The Ortega Village Community. Credit: MHVillage.

In Jacksonville, Florida, residents of the Ortega Village community say that they are tired… of the smell.

But it turns out that some residents may be causing the issue.

Per First Coast News, behind an attractive entrance to the community, lies a smelly, and potentially hazardous problem.

Sewer lines continue to back up at Ortega Village, and according to at least one resident, it’s been an ongoing issue.

It is disgusting and it has been going on too long,” said resident Kameelah Haywood.

I’ve been here a year and it has probably been five times where we have had sewage backed up into my toilet, and into the tub.”

The community, operated by Michigan Based RHP Properties and Bayshore Home Sales, has managed to identify the problem in a recent letter to residents.

We are experiencing high volume of sewer back up due to non- flushable items…. Socks, Shirts, Baby Wipes, golf balls, grease.”


One of the backups. Credit: First Coast News.

Haywood says that in past instances, plumbers would come out to fix the problem, but that the fixes were temporary, as the backups would happen shortly afterwards. She also can’t figure out why the non-flushable items would affect her.

I’m not putting any of those things down the drain so why would I have that problem? asked Haywood.

It is my neighbor and the other neighbor, it is three of (them) that I know of.”

Residents say that the backups happen so often, they have to remove the sewer clean out cap to get the stench and sewage out of their homes. They also believe that they know what the issue is – the community’s lift station, which moves wastewater from lower to higher elevations.


An unrelated lift station. Credit: Pollution Control Systems.

Haywood, who pays $650 a month in rent, says that she just wants the problem solved.

I feel it is their problem they should take care of it,” said Haywood.

Put me in another trailer [sic] or take care of the problem permanently.”

The Daily Business News recently has reached out to RHP Properties for comment and will update this story accordingly.

For more on sewage related challenges for manufactured home communities, including the case of Elmwood Mobile Manor in Puyallup, Washington dealing with the effects of flooding from a new community development, click here. ##


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RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.

RHP Properties Acquired 5,538 Home Sites In 2015

February 29th, 2016 Comments off

rhp_properties__their_creditMHProNews has learned from rejournals Farmington Hills, Michigan-based RHP Properties acquired 18 new manufactured home communities (MHC) in 2015, and it now owns 226 MHCs in 23 states. With over 56,349 home sites, the company touts itself as the second largest private owner of MHCs in the nation, according to the company website.

In March of 2015 the company acquired a 515 home site MHC in Kansas, followed by the July, 2015 purchase of two high-end communities in Las Vegas totaling 609 sites. In Sept. the company acquired two MHCs in Colorado Springs with 387 home sites. Finally, in Nov., RHP finalized the purchase of 13 communities totaling 4,027 sites in Florida, New York, Texas, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan and North Carolina.

The value of all 5,538 acquired communities is $220 million. The company sales and marketing wing is Bayshore Home Sales which sells over 450 new and used manufactured homes per month. ##

(Photo credit: RHP Properties)

matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-comArticle submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.