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Measure would Build more Affordable Housing in California

September 4th, 2013 Comments off

In an opinion piece in the santacruzsentinel, Mardi Brick says since California eliminated funding for redevelopment programs in 2011, 20 percent of which was for affordable housing initiatives, more people on limited incomes are turning to manufactured homes. Noting there are 92 manufactured housing communities (MHCs) in Santa Cruz County, and 5,880 in the state, Ms. Brick says there are two bills in the state Assembly to help ensure the existence of affordable housing. SB 510 would prevent community owners from forcing residents to purchase the land their homes sit on. SB 391 would promote job creation through a program to build affordable housing across the state. MHProNews has learned Ms. Brick is a member of the Santa Cruz County Manufactured Mobile Home Association.

(Photo credit: MHVillage–Parkview Estates, California)

Council Calls for more Manufactured Housing Communities

July 29th, 2013 Comments off

City councilors in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada are encouraging the creation of manufactured housing communities and have set up a study to identify properties that might be developed as a viable and affordable housing option. Prompted by petitioners who are being forced out of communities where owners are seeking to redevelop the land, the city’s Official Community Plan (OCP) wants to keep the communities in the city where seniors and young people can take advantage of lower cost housing, and out of rural areas. Councilor Andy Adams says, “We certainly recognize that there is a very valuable and important need of manufactured home facilities in our community, and also recognizing the number that are being displaced, particularly over the last couple of years, and more pending.” As courierislander tells MHProNews, planning services manager Paul Stanton, noting the ill will associated with the poor quality factory-built homes of the 1950′ and 1960s, says, “Campbell River still has a few of those homes in existence that no doubt have outlived their usefulness. (But) the standards have changed dramatically. They don’t carry the same stigma they used to carry 30 and 40 years ago.”

(Photo credit: castanet–Sunrise Village MHC, British Columbia, Canada)

Triad CEO Glisson Appointed to Board

May 15th, 2012 Comments off

InsuranceNewsNet says Don Glisson, Jr. Chairman and CEO of Triad Financial Services has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. by Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. Citizens offers insurance to homeowners who cannot obtain coverage through private markets, many of whom live in manufactured housing communities, often on the coast where they are vulnerable to hurricanes. Triad is the oldest manufactured housing finance company in existence. In June of 2010 Glisson was named by the Jacksonville Business Journal as a “Ultimate CEO.” A May 8, 2012 story by MHProNews.com told how Citizens, which is now the largest insurer in the state with nearly 1.5 million policies, is reducing its client base so private insurers will return to the market.

(Photo credit: Triad Financial Services)