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Proposed Council Ordinance Sparks Property Rights, Discrimination Discussion

November 15th, 2016 Comments off
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In Greene County, Indiana, the Linton city council voted to move forward with a controversial ordinance.

The vote, which required the mayor to break a tie, approved a measure stating all future manufactured homes brought into the city must be moved into a manufactured home community.

What I’m going to propose is all of the trailers [sic] in town now be grandfathered in. Any trailer [sic] from this day forward will go into a state-mandated trailer park [sic],” said Linton mayor John Wilkes.

You look at all the other communities around, their cities are clean, their towns are cleaned up. They have trailer parks [sic] to put their trailers [sic] in.

According to the Greene County Daily World, the Linton city council has been debating for months about how to move forward with cleaning up unsightly older mobile and manufactured homes in the city limits, while still providing affordable and safe housing for Linton residents.

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Mayor John Wilkes. Official Photo.

One of the reasons why the city has been unable to put together a trailer [sic] ordinance is because Linton does not have any zoning,” said Wilkes.

The mayor said the city is working to clear out houses in the city and commended city councilwoman Linda Bedwell for her work with the county-led blighted property ordinance.

I think we are on the same page here. We want to clean the city up and make it a better place,” Wilkes said during the council meeting.

Upon the call for a vote, council members Fred Markle and Jerry Ellett voted in favor of putting together the ordinance as proposed by the mayor. Council members Tony Richards and Linda Bedwell voted against the measure.

Councilman Jeff Sparks was not in attendance.

In a situation like this, the chair will break the tie and I’m in favor of that motion so that motion carries,” Wilkes said.

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Linton city council. Official photo.

Markle told the council that based on his independent research, he found many communities of similar size have zoning in place, and this seems like the right direction to go in addressing the problem.

Markle also stressed that it may take 10 to 12 years for the proposed ordinance to take effect.

Mayor Wilkes noted while about 10 percent of manufactured homes in the city limits are in top shape, it is the rest of the older mobile or manufactured homes, which he characterized as being run down and negatively impact the neighbor’s property values.

But you also have that problem with houses, too,” said Bidwell.

I think if you own the property you should do with it what you want,” said councilman Tony Richards.

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A member of the public was not pleased.

While Mayor Wilkes did not open up the topic for public discussion during the meeting, local landlord Jerry May addressed the council after the meeting was adjourned.

I wanted to put you on notice that I plan to file an injunction on the ordinance. I think you need to rethink that because you’re violating some laws,” May said.

May buys, sells and trades manufactured homes in the city, rents out several homes and currently has a manufactured home community.

This is taking away the usability, sell-ability and buy-ability of the property. It takes away all value in all aspect. We’ve got one park [sic] here in town, and it’s got restrictions itself,” said May.

The landlord also said that he believes this is a dangerous step in the direction of zoning.

It’s a major takeover. It’s not just the creation of an ordinance. This is a major form of zoning, and there’s lots more zoning to come. I promise,” May said.

The Daily Business News has covered a number of NIMBY (Not-In-My-Back-Yard) cases recently, including one in Hutchinson, Kansas here.  It should also be noted that a close reading of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 provides for enhanced preemption, which ought to limit such local zoning efforts.

MHARR and state associations are often raising this issue, with one example in a case linked here.  Please see the download from that linked column. ##

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(Editor’s Note: the story in the image linked above is another case of NIMBY that is worth exploring. Also, to understand the home owner’s vantage point, please see the article linked here.)

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry News – October 30th – November 5th, 2016

November 6th, 2016 Comments off
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We begin the month with another thought-provoking themeEntrepreneurs November in MHVille 2016That link will take you to all of the featured articles and interviews this month. save this special address from Donald Trump to MHProNews – and thus to our industry, click here.

Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day-by-day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry News – October 23rd – Oct 29th, 2016

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We began the month with this thought-provoking theme: Obstacles and Opportunities in Affordable Housing – October 2016That link will take you to all of the featured articles and interviews this month.

Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day by day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.

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When you read the lineup for the month found on Obstacles and Opportunities in Affordable Housing – October 2016, you can reflect on another motto as you chart your own professional path ahead: “We Provide, You Decide.”  ©

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Thursday October 27th, 2016 

Berkshire Hathaway, Louisiana-Pacific Up on Down Day for MHCV, Broader Markets

Officials – Tax Break sought by Clayton Homes

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Carlyle, Cavco Up on Down Day for MHCV, Broader Markets Mixed

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Carlyle, NorthStar rise but MHCV, Broader Markets Take Hit

Big Bet to Battle Homeless and Housing Crisis: Modular Homes

City Stops Construction on Manufactured Homes

 

Monday October 24th, 2016

Carlyle, Drew Lead Positive Day for MHCV, Broader Markets Up 

Is America losing the 3D Technology race in housing?

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MHARR’s Mark Weiss takes on HUD: Production, Paperwork and Contractor Make-Work

First Look: 2017 Home Buying Season

 

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap – Manufactured Housing Industry News – October 16th – Oct 22nd, 2016

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Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day by day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.

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Confusion, NIBMY-ism Hits Mid-American Town

October 21st, 2016 Comments off
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Residents in the northeast district of Hutchinson, Kansas have raised objections to a city council vote approving the seeking of a grant for the development of 16 moderate income apartments in the Hampton East area.

According to the Hutchinson News, council member Jade Piros de Carvalho, who represents the northeast district, said she got a dozen emails the day after the approval, mostly from residents of the Foothill Estates neighborhood. She also saw people airing fears about the development in Facebook posts.

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Jade Piros de Carvalho. Credit: Hutchinson News.

The most common concern residents approached her with was what moderate-income apartments would do to property values in the area,” Piros de Carvalho said.

Other concerns raised included preserving the family-friendly character of the neighborhood, walkability in the neighborhood and class sizes at Plum Creek Elementary School, which sits next to the proposed development.

A few suggested the $400,000 grant would be better put to use fixing existing housing.

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Plum Creek Elementary School. Credit: Hills on Halstead.

As Daily Business News readers are aware, misconceptions about affordable housing and incomes also effects the MH industry, in what has been referred to as NIMBY-ism (Not-In-My-Back Yard.) Our sister site, MHLivingNews, recently published an in-depth report on some facts and myths surrounding NIMBY-ism here.

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Developer Jim Strawn told the Hutchinson News that he thought people might be confusing moderate-income and low-income – although he was quick to say nothing is wrong with low-income housing.

The income guidelines to qualify for moderate-income housing are $28,013-$70,031 for a single person, $32,025-$80,063 for a family of two, $36,000-$90,000 for a family of three or $40,013-$100,031 for a family of four.

This includes housing for teachers, fire fighters and other similar jobs that bring in 80-120 percent of median income,” Piros de Carvalho wrote on Facebook, in response to concerns constituents had emailed her with.

Our regulations, by most people’s account, are actually very strict.

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There is some opinion that our insistence upon certain landscaping, sidewalks in new developments, etc., are unfriendly to developers and inhibit growth,” she said.

We really should be doing more to encourage this type of needed growth.

Strawn believes that being close to the school makes sense. The apartments were included in his plan, along with single-family homes.

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Jim Strawn. Credit: Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce.

What better place to put them than next to the school?” Strawn said.

Piros de Carvalho told the Hutchinson News that the proposed development fits well within the city’s zoning regulations.

In an R-4 residential district, the single-family homes and duplexes would be allowed without any extra permit. An apartment building will require a conditional use permit,” Carvahollo said, “But in an R-4 district, developers could put in manufactured homes – although not trailer [sic] homes – without any special permit.”

In the end, Piros de Carvalho is weary of overreaching.

I think it would be government overreach for the city to tell developers they couldn’t do something with their property that is allowed under city rules,” said Piros de Carvalho. ##

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Austin City Councilman Proposes Mandated Amenities for MH Communities

October 19th, 2016 1 comment
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Austin City Councilman Pio Renteria has proposed a new ordinance for manufactured home communities in Austin, after a visit to one last week.

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When I went down there I said, ‘my goodness, there’s no rec centers,‘” Renteria told KUT.There’s nothing there for the kids. They’re just running around, and when I inquired with one of my policy aides, she said, ‘yeah the laundry room is the recreational center.’

MH industry professionals see the effort as misguided.

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D.J. Pendleton.

This just seems like yet another city overreach with an idea that has not yet been thoroughly thought out as to its practical impact,” said DJ Pendleton, Executive Director of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA).

And it is once again, the singling out of manufactured home communities compared to other housing options.

I don’t wholly disagree with the sentiment that it would be nice to have higher quality MHCs out there,” said MJ Vukovich, Vice President of Bellwether Enterprise, a Minneapolis based commercial and multifamily mortgage bank.

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However, someone has to pay for it and considering that low income housing is in low enough supply as it is, city councils may want to be a little careful how much they burden those trying to bring the product to the market.

The full public-focused story, including links to the proposed ordinance and the full take from Pendleton, Vukovich and others is available at MHLivingNews at this link here. ##

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Official wants Mandated Amenities for MH Communities

October 14th, 2016 Comments off
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Communities in and around Austin, TX have been a hotbed for discussions about affordablity and manufactured housing over the last few months.

According to KUT, Austin City Council member Pio Renteria recently visited some of his constituents at a manufactured home community and was shocked by what he saw.

When I went down there I said, ‘my goodness, there’s no rec centers,‘” Renteria told KUT. “There’s nothing there for the kids. They’re just running around, and when I inquired with one of my policy aides, she said, ‘yeah the laundry room is the recreational center.’

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Pio Renteria. Credit: Austin City Council.

Renteria has penned an ordinance that would require all new mobile home developments to include a playground and at least one other recreational space. The proposed ordinance would also require space for a community garden in both new and existing communities.

There’s huge mobile home parks now being built all along the Eastern Crescent, on the border of the city,” he said.This is a little urgent now because there are so many in the pipeline.

A View from the Manufactured Home Industry

D.J. Pendleton, Executive Director of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) provided his thoughts on Renteria’s proposed ordinance in his commentary on the MHProNews Industry Voices Blog.

This just seems like yet another city overreach with an idea that has not yet been thoroughly thought out as to its practical impact,” said Pendleton.

And it is once again, the singling out of manufactured home communities compared to other housing options.”

As the Daily Business News and MHLivingNews have covered here and here, misconceptions about manufactured housing have led to NIMBY-ism (Not-In-My-Back-Yard.)

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Notice there is no proposal to mandate vegetable gardens in multi-family housing, or even in other single-family neighborhoods in Austin,” said Pendleton.

Pendleton also shared that he’s all for community owners investing in upgrades and tenant amenities to improve their communities as they see fit. Improving and upkeep takes financial resources, which are inevitably passed on to the residents. While that’s the case, items that Renteria proposes confuse him.

I’m confused by the Council Member Renteria’s quote of,There’s huge mobile home parks now being built all along the Eastern Crescent, on the border of the city.’ ‘This is a little urgent now because there are so many in the pipeline.’” 

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One of Robert’s Resorts communities in TX.

Pendleton continued by saying, “I know Scott Roberts got a rezoning approval for the construction of a new community, but the quote gives the implication there are tons of parks under development.  I’d of course love it if that were actually the case, but other than Robert’s Resorts, I’m not aware of any.

In fact, the city just turned down a request to allow for a new community to be developed after neighbors showed up to oppose it.

Pendleton also calls the lack of logistical details in the ordinance into question.

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The vote on this proposal was delayed.

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Town’s Residents Concerned about New Manufactured Home Community

October 11th, 2016 Comments off
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A recent supervisors meeting in Quincy Township (PA) became a heated debate about a conditional-use grant to land developer Craig McCleaf. His plan is to develop the property for 47 manufactured homes, naming the new development Quincy Meadows.

McCleaf purchased the Slabtown Road location, which has been a manufactured home community in the past and changed hands over the last few decades, in 2007.

McCleaf is an experienced manufactured home community developer.

I live directly across the street from this. I have never received any notice and this is the first I am finding more out about this,” resident Rob Gilford told supervisors.

Quincy Township told The Record Herald that it sent out notices to adjoining property owners regarding the potential land development.

Other residents felt they did not have any information about a project that could affect their community.

One resident commented, “I have some real strong objections to this,” while another asked, “All that [storm] water, where is it going to go? 

We as supervisors can’t deny anything if they meet the criteria,” Quincy Township supervisor Kerry Bumbaugh said. Bumbaugh added that an engineer and the county’s soil and water conservation district would have to approve stormwater plans that would be put together by McCleaf.

There have been no land development plans submitted yet,” Bumbaugh said. “There is a chance that they don’t even do anything with this land.

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It has to go under a whole procedure of things before it can be approved,” supervisor Ed Wilson added.

Residents expressed concerns about increases in traffic in an area they say is notorious for speeding; any changes in the speed limit or additional signage would be up to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, according to The Record Herald.

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Slabtown Road, Quincy Township, PA.

Another hot button issue in potential “NIMBY” (Not-In-My-Back-Yard) discussions in other land-use controversies around the nation centers on zoning.

The case in Quincy is no different.

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I am not a proponent of loose zoning ordinances. I think they are established for a reason and we should stick to them,” said John Bowling, who lives near the potential redevelopment site.

If you know what you are buying into, you are expecting a certain type of zone. If you want to invest into a home or a property … that’s why I feel this way about zoning.

Supervisor Bumbaugh responded.

When anybody in the municipality meets the criteria, you can’t deny them. Those people have the opportunity to address those concerns. This guy (McCleaf) could have put 30 mobile homes in a small lot, but instead he bought more ground to build 40 homes.

McCleaf told The Record Herald that his purchase of land was designed to meet Quincy Township requirements.

I didn’t buy the extra land to do extra homes,” McCleaf said. “You have to have a minimum of 10 acres to do a manufactured housing community. We weren’t trying to make it bigger, we were just meeting the minimum requirement by Quincy Township.

McCleaf also remains confident that despite land development plans not being set in stone, his vision will become reality.

We are excited to be breaking ground on Quincy Meadows,” McCleaf said. Residents of this friendly new community will be able to enjoy country living with minimal yard work, but only be minutes from town. ##

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Manufactured Home Community Expansion Approved, But…

September 6th, 2016 Comments off

DickHarrisCountryVillageMobileHomeParkWhitefieldNH=creditGoogle-postedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsDick Harris, owner of the Whitefield, NH Country Village Mobile Home Park recently received apparent good news regarding his park expansion proposal, The Caledonian Record reports.

Harris was given unanimous approval from the planning board to expand his community.

The first phase of this three-phase expansion will add four homes near the existing community. The second and third phases, if approved, would add another two and three homes, respectively.

Harris purchased 150 acres to accommodate the expansion.  He is now stumping and clearing out the land. The project is expected to take three to four years, as he’ll handle all of the expansion tasks of installing sewers, pouring concrete and completing the engineering himself.

I’m a one-man band,” Harris told The Record. “I don’t hire out. I do it all myself.”

The expansion was seen by the planners as a chance to add more affordable housing for the community. Plus, Harris currently adds approximately $40,00 annually in property taxes in Whitefield.  He believes this expansion will bolster the town as well as its tax base.

Harris plans to leave the enterprise to his son, Richard Harris Jr., as a signal of continuity.

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But…

A number of abutters aren’t into the expansion. An abutter is a person – or entity – whose property is adjacent to the property of another. Those abutting this property are appealing the approval, based upon their view that it is prohibited by the town’s current development plan.

The appeal process has been going on for six months, and the abutters’ attorney Jay Riff plans to take it to zoning and the Coos Superior Court.

You have a guide to have organized development,” Riff said. “When you don’t follow the guide, it defeats the purpose.”

The Daily Business News plans to follow the progress, if any, on yet another apparent case of NIMBYism.  ##

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NIMBY strikes as council nixes manufactured housing use requested by over 100 residents

August 24th, 2016 Comments off

NIMBYnotInMyBackYardDuring their Aug. 18 meeting, the Georgetown, SC city council members denied a request to rezone the West End to permit the addition of manufactured homes on more than 200 vacant lots.

A petition signed by 150 residents asked to rezone that area from R5 to R3, to allow manufactured homes as low income housing, reports Max Hrenda in the SouthStrandNews.

Once they received the petition, the city council sent the matter to the planning commission for a recommendation, where hearings and public meetings took months before it was finally declined.

Georgetown’s West End Redevelopment Plan was first drafted and approved by the city in 2004, states Hrenda’s report.

City Councilman Sheldon Butts, however said the commission also recommended the formation of a subcommittee to examine the Redevelopment Plan at greater length.

Mayor Jack Scoville offered to oversee the appointments to the committee.

I guess I’d appoint two people on each side of the issue,” Scoville said. “… I’m sure we can find four people who feel strongly on both sides of the issue who are willing to serve. I’ll make the appointment, and we’ll have to get two people on council who are willing to do it.” Mayor Scovill was first elected in 2009, having previously served on the council from 2006-2009.

NIMBY and Manufactured Housing

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Gary Adamek – a Houston, TX area retailer – and Scott Cannon – national sales manager of a Clayton Homes manufacturing facility in Waco – faced a similar issue in Texas, and with the support of their state’s association director, took on Huntsville’s dim view of manufactured housing.

Adamek said that “The municipalities have hurt us way, way more than Dodd-Frank,” he said in an in depth report linked here.

The Daily Business News plans to track this issue, and we may update this story with insights from association leaders, who have been asked for comments that were not yet in at the time this report was published. ##

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(Editor’s Note: Matthew Silver is taking some much needed and well earned time off, and L. A. “Tony” Kovach will be helping fill this Daily Business News role in the interim).

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