Community Updates

September 16, 2019
Fair Housing Testing - a tool used by enforcement officials and private fair housing organizations to ferret out unlawful housing discrimination.  Fair housing testing involves paired testers—individuals with similar credentials but of different protected classes—who may contact your…
September 9, 2019
  This is the eighth in a series of articles on disaster preparedness and how to safeguard your community, save lives and minimize damage.   No matter how is starts, a fire ca destroy a home in just a few minutes.  In manufactured home communities, as in any densely populated…
August 14, 2019
  While setting up a disaster plan for manufactured home communities, be sure to include steps that would reduce the risk of damage or injury. Here are some actions to consider:    Keep trees healthy and strong.  Remove dead limbs immediately, and cut back…
August 6, 2019
    This is the fifth in a series of articles on disaster preparedness and how to safeguard your community, save lives and minimize damage.   In addition to the plan you are developing for your manufactured home community, you should encourage each resident family to have its…
August 4, 2019
Over the years we have had many requests for a 'template' for Manufactured Housing Rules and Regulations. The copy (attached above) is a good start - but remember, your rules should reflect your community. In addition to the template check out the numerous articles MHCO has published over the years…
July 29, 2019
This is the fourth of eight articles on disaster preparedness  and how  to  safeguard your community, save lives and minimize damage. Hazardous materials are anything that can be a risk to life, health or property.  They can be chemical, biological or physical.  Some are…
July 15, 2019
This is the third in a series of articles on disaster preparedness and how to safeguard your community, save lives and minimize damage.   Some disasters, like hurricanes and floods, allow you to take action ahead of time to save lives and property.  Others, like tornadoes,…
July 1, 2019
APPLICATION OF PORTLAND’S NEW TENANT ORDINANCES TO MANUFACTURED HOUSING COMMUNITIES By Phillip C. Querin, MHCO Legal Counsel July 1, 2019   Discussion: The Portland Ordinance, 30.01.085 (“Portland Renter Additional Protections”) here, has identified the occurrence of certain events…
June 25, 2019
This the second in a series of articles on disaster preparedness and how to safeguard your community, save lives and minimize damage.For manufactured home communities, emergency management experts recommend putting together a committee of residents, with the following minimum responsibilities: …
June 20, 2019
MHCO.ORG Editor's Note:  These new regulations out of Portland will only impact rental property inside the city limits of Portland.  MHCO and Phil Querin will review MHCO Forms and make necessary changes in light of these new Portland regulations.  Although these new laws do not impact the rest of…

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