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Michigan State Association Conference to Honor Members’ Efforts

September 17th, 2015 Comments off

michigan manufactured housing association logoNew this year at the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association’s (MMHA) 74th Annual MMHA conference in Detroit Oct. 19-20 will be a program to recognize the exceptional marketing and communications efforts of our members, according to news.sys-con. Categories include best community entrance, best model home staging, best community event or activity, best member sales event or activity, best member website and best member advertisement. Winners in each category will receive an award.

Speakers at the conference include Liz Keegan from the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan, Darren Krolewski with Datacomp and Debbie Ostrander from the Department of Environmental Quality. Rick Robinson from the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) will discuss national industry issues, while state governmental liaison Tom Hoisington of Public Affairs Associates will go over important legislative updates.

Additionally, MHProNews has learned a panel session, “Legally Speaking,” will feature two attorneys, I. Matthew Miller and Matthew Paletz, hosted by MMHA legal counsel Bill Perrone.

(Image credit:Michigan Manufactured Housing Association)

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Sun Communities gets Slapped with Discrimination Complaint , Settles

June 28th, 2013 Comments off

A complaint lodged against Scio Farms Estates that their policies violated the U. S. Fair Housing Act has resulted in a $39,500 out-of-court settlement that will go to two non-profits in southeastern Mich. Renaissance Community Homes helps developmentally disabled and mentally ill people find housing and live independently, and Scio Farms manufactured housing community denied their application in 2011. Renaissance contacted the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Mich. which subsequently discovered discrepancies in policy application. A complaint filed with the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) against Scio Farms and its owner, Sun Communities, Inc. of Southfield, Mich. for discrimination ended with a monetary settlement: $30,000 will go to Renaissance and the Fair Housing Center will use $9,500 to monitor Sun Communities for fair housing compliance in the coming year. As informs MHProNews, Sun employees will have to undergo training on fair housing procedures. Sun owns and operates 185 land lease communities comprised of over 67,000 developed home sites.

(Photo credit: Alan Warren/annarbornews–Scio Farms Estates, Mich.)