Posts Tagged ‘news release’

Boehlert promoted, Rick Robinson new GC at the Manufactured Housing Institute

November 21st, 2013 Comments off

rick-robinson-vice-president-government-affairs-general-counsel-manufactured-housing-institute-mhi3-posted-mhpronews-com-.pngArlington, VA. An announcement of the promotion for Jason Boehlert to Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) will accompany the announced appointment of Rick Robinson as MHI Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel. Sources close to the Manufactured Housing Institute tell MHProNews that the formal announcement could come later today or tomorrow. The change is said to be geared towards ‘beefing up’ MHI’s efforts with regulators and on Capitol Hill. Updates and additional information will be available in the Corporate News Release and in the MHI news module. ##

(Photos of Rick Robinson, MHProNews)

MHC Residents Protest City, FEMA Decision

August 26th, 2013 Comments off

credit-daily-herald-fox-points-residents-protest-wheeling-il-posted-daily-business-news-manufactured-housing-professional-news-Residents of Fox Point manufactured home community in Wheeling, IL protested the town and FEMA’s actions that could keep them from re-occupying homes damaged in floods last April. The dailyhearld tells MHProNews that about two dozen picketers carried signs reading, “Stop discriminating” and “We are poor, not stupid,” as they delivered a letter to Wheeling village’s president, Dean Argiris, demanding their homes not be destroyed for economic development. “We feel that the damage (in last April’s floods) was minimal and that this is an excuse for the village of Wheeling to force our 41 families out of our homes to be displaced,” said resident Javier Barrera in the letter. A village news release stated that the village’s community development department, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials, along with county and state emergency management agencies performed damage assessments after the April flooding. As a result of the floodway designation, the homes may not be repaired or replaced. ##

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Company Banned from Dealing in Factory-built Homes

May 8th, 2013 Comments off

Robeson County, North Carolina manufactured home dealer McMillan Properties has been banned from doing business by Attorney General Roy Cooper for selling substandard homes and homes that were never delivered. According to what carolinalive tells MHProNews, 52 consumers in the Robeson County area have filed complaints against Bradley and Sherry McMillan who owe $359,015 as part of a consent judgment issued by Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning. Cooper filed suit in June 2012 against the McMillans,”Tricking consumers into paying for homes that aren’t safe to live in is unfair and illegal,” Cooper said in a news release issued Wednesday. “Homebuyers who were treated wrong now have a chance to get some money back, and I encourage any consumer who may be eligible for a refund to file a complaint with my office today.” The couple so far has failed to repay any of the money. If they violate the ban they will owe $100,000 in civil penalties.

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A Cautionary Note to Residents of MH in Tenn.

January 14th, 2013 Comments off

Noting that fires move more quickly in small spaces, Tennessee State Fire Marshal and Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak is urging the 250,000 residents of manufactured housing in the state to install smoke alarms and plan an escape route in case of a fire. The news release through equities says although manufactured homes are no more prone to have a fire than site-built, the smaller space leaves less time to escape. In 2012 there were 368 manufactured home fires reported resulting in 14 deaths, 19 non-fatal injuries, and causing $5.4 million in property damages. The state tells MHProNews each bedroom and every family/living room should have a fire alarm and they should all be wied together so when one sounds they all sound. The first safety tip listed in the news release is when shopping for a manufactured home, make sure you buy one manufactured after June 15, 1976 that has a HUD label certifying it meets minimum standards.

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Last FEMA Home Departs New Orleans

February 17th, 2012 Comments off

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports the last Katrina manufactured home has left New Orleans. “Another page has turned in New Orleans’ post-Katrina history,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a news release. “At the end of the day, FEMA trailers were never meant to be permanent housing units, so I’m glad that our code enforcement efforts coupled with FEMA case work has helped individuals transition to permanent housing.” He says the city has moved 230 of the units out during the past 14 months. RVBusiness tells the housing units were sited in communities, on public and private property, and industrial sites all across the city in what FEMA calls “the largest housing operation in the history of the country.” Over 900,000 people received aid as FEMA moved 92,000 families into temporary homes across the state in response to hurricanes Rita and Katrina at a cost of $5.8 billion for housing assistance and repairs, including rent, replacement homes, clothing, furniture, and vehicles.

(Photo credit: Wikipedia–FEMA home in New Orleans)