Community Updates

November 6, 2019
The owners and managers of a single-family rental home in Idaho recently agreed to pay $15,000 to settle allegations that they violated fair housing law by refusing to rent the large home to a married couple because they have more than four children. The federal Fair Housing Act makes it…
October 17, 2019
  Over the past two years the Oregon Manufactured Housing Landlord Tenant Coalition reviewed sub metering statutes.  Last year a landlord-tenant work group drafted a number of significant changes to existing statute.  Those changes were adopted into the Landlord Tenant…
October 14, 2019
  Federal fair housing law doesn’t ban discrimination based on military or veteran status, but many state and local governments have gone beyond what’s required under federal law to ban discrimination based on veteran and military status. Meanwhile, veterans with disabilities are covered…
October 8, 2019
By:  Phil Querin, MHCO Legal Counsel   Always Assume The Matter Will Go To Court   While most legal notices will have their desired effect – e.g. the tenant will pay the rent, or maintain the space, or do what is necessary to comply – there are a small number of tenants who will…
September 30, 2019
  By Elliot Njus | The Oregonian/OregonLive   Rent increases will be capped at 9.9% through 2020, the first full year Oregon’s new rent control law will be in effect, state economists announced Wednesday.   The Oregon Legislature this year passed Senate Bill…
September 25, 2019
  By:   Erik Edwards, Director, Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital              Erik.Edwards@wellsfargo.com   So much has transpired in recent weeks that it has been enough to give both lenders and borrowers whiplash.…
September 24, 2019
Last in a series of articles on disaster preparedness  and how to safeguard your community, save lives and minimize damage. When manufactured home community residents return to their homes after a disaster, they must be careful to go about it in a safe way.  The Federal Emergency…
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…

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