Manufactured Housing News

5/12/2014

The Illinois River and the Peoria skyline provided the backdrop for the 2014 Annual Meeting and Conference which was held May 8th & 9th at the Paradise Hotel in East Peoria, IL. The well attended event was both informative and fun with seminars on a wide range of industry topics and presentations by several vendors.

Model homes from Hart, Adventure, Fairmont and Redman were on...

4/2/2014

On a vote of 9 -7, the Illinois House Judiciary Committee approved House Amendment #1 to HB 4123 which allows the bill to advance to the House Floor for further debate.

Testimony by IMHA at the committee hearing exposed several potential flaws in the bill which were recognized by the Committee members who instructed the sponsor, Rep Marty Moylan (D- Des Plains), to work with IMHA in an...

3/25/2014

The Illinois House of Representatives Housing Committee rejected SB 1043 (a.k.a. the Relocation Bill) this morning on a vote of 1 yes, 5 no and 4 present.

 

The House sponsor, Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D - Buffalo Grove), has the opportunity to call the bill for further consideration at some future date, but if she does it will likely have significant changes proposed. We will remain...

3/19/2014

HB 1532 is a proposed law which suggests that if a tenant repeatedly uses a leased premises in a manner that is seriously detrimental to the health and safety of the neighbors, causing 3 or more...

3/6/2014

Springfield – Due largely to the efforts of all the IMHA members who submitted letters, petitions, faxes and made phone calls in opposition the sponsor of the relocation tax bill SB 1043 did not call the bill for a hearing today in the...

2/25/2014

Call for Entries

Deadline for entries, fees and entry materials:  March 12, 2014

 

 

The National Industry Awards are presented each year at the National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing, bringing recognition to the best manufactured home communities and manufactured home retail sales centers in the country and the industry leaders in new...

2/21/2014

Coal Valley, IL -- Trustees on Wednesday heard from Candle Light Community mobile home park owner Walter Blackard, who raised issues with water and sewer fees and abandoned trailers. Click here for entire article

2/4/2014

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit today against the owner and those responsible for the management of a 126-space mobile home park in Effingham, Ill., for violating the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by discriminating against African-Americans and families with children.

Read press release here

1/31/2014

 

I had the opportunity to attend my first Louisville Manufactured Home Show in Louisville KY last week and was pleasantly surprised by the number of manufacturers displaying their latest home models and the many suppliers exhibiting their products and services.

We had a several IMHA members who stopped by our booth to say hello, renew their support for the association or even...

12/12/2013

On Tuesday by a 57-41 vote, the Senate confirmed Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to be the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). He becomes the first FHFA Director - which serves as conservator and regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - since August 2009. Edward DeMarco has served in an acting capacity for more than four years. It is expected that Watt will be officially sworn in...