By Metron Sustainable Services With the freezing temperatures affecting 80% of the nation this week, we want to educate MHP owners on how to prevent freezes in their water system via a general system maintenance guide. Metron's meters have built-in temperature sensors and offer freezing notifications to warn you of problems before they happen. However, there are things that need to be done in the park to prevent these issues from happening in the first place! In this email, we will cover the various things that need to be done to prevent expensive repairs. The cost of repairing a frozen [...]
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In 2022 a balloted election was not needed for the WHA Board of Directors’ election since there was one vacant seat and one nominated candidate. A balloted election has not happened since 2009. Thank you to all those who step up to be leaders in the industry through serving on the Wisconsin Housing Alliance Board of Directors! Below is a list of the WHA 2023 Board members which you can also find on the WHA website on the Board of Directors page under the About section. In 2023 we welcome Nathan Salem of Strive MH Solutions to the Board. Nathan [...]
Bid your heart out and help keep low-income families with critical home repairs in their manufactured homes. The people this program helps could be your customers or residents! With over 65 items there is something for everyone. Some of these awesome items include Packer club seat tickets, Summerfest tickets, Brewers Club seat tickets, ReWald products, spa package, overnight stays, golf packages, handmade quilts, boat tours, coolers and tumblers, sporting gear, craft pub passes, amusement and adventure park passes, and so much more! Bid online at the THF Auction Website. Visit the THF page on the WHA member site under the [...]
RHP Properties Announces Purchase of 50 Manufactured Home Communities in Midwest Totaling 5,232 Home SitesAngie Diedrich2022-10-11T08:56:17-05:00
RHP Properties (RHP), the nation’s largest private owner and operator of manufactured home communities, has announced the acquisition of 50 manufactured home communities, including 41 communities in Wisconsin, seven in Minnesota, and two in Michigan, with plans to add over 500 new manufactured homes in the next five years. “This acquisition will make a difference for thousands of Midwest families, seniors, and others feeling the squeeze of today’s housing market,” said Ross Partrich, CEO, RHP Properties. “By growing our portfolio and delivering 500 new homes we are reinforcing a central part of our mission to offer homes people can afford [...]
The 2022 Annual Conference will show you how to seize the opportunity and propel the factory-built housing industry in front of more consumers. This two-day event will be held on November 9th & 10th at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, and is filled with meetings both days, an Exhibitor Reception followed by dinner and presentations, plus plenty of time to network with exhibitors and other members. Register today! Topics Include: Trends in Energy Efficiency & Smart Home Technology What’s Happening with Wisconsin’s Population CrossMod, Is This the Future of Attainable Housing Federal Policy Landscape for Manufactured Housing How Do Federal [...]
Tomorrow’s Home Foundation provides financial assistance for critical home repairs to low-income manufactured home owners. So far, in 2022 we’ve received 231 requests for applications. Of those, we’ve been able to help 30 families totaling over $75,800 in repair costs. In March, the Foundation was able to help Briana K., a survivor of domestic abuse and single mother, from Altoona, WI. Her water heater broke causing serious damage to her home, including a gaping hole in the flooring, that left her and her 11-year-old daughter without hot water. With the swift help of RDC Mobile Home Repair, her water heater [...]
Ask Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 7651 to Ensure DOE’s Manufactured Housing Energy Efficiency Standards Do Not Hurt Homeownership AffordabilityAngie Diedrich2022-07-06T14:15:56-05:00
Due to MHI members meeting with their lawmakers during MHI’s successful Homes on the Hill event, several congressional offices have reached out to MHI seeking more information about the Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule abut manufactured housing energy efficiency standards and its impact on this affordable homeownership option. In conjunction with these meetings, nearly 550 industry professionals have called on their House Representatives to cosponsor, H.R. 7651 “The Manufactured Housing Affordability and Energy Efficiency Act” introduced by Representatives David Kustoff (TN-08) and John Bucshon (IN-08), which ensures the DOE’s final rule on new manufactured housing energy efficiency standards does not [...]
If you are ready to learn more about community management then attend our next seminar, Beyond the Basics: Managing Wisconsin Communities, Wednesday, August 10. This seminar goes beyond the basics of community management and gets deep into specific topics. We will focus on Wisconsin specific landlord/tenant regulations to help landlords stay compliant. Topics include landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities, people moving in without applying, water billing, safety when personally serving notices, property insurance, and filling sites. Also, learn about assistance programs your tenants might be eligible for. This seminar will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East in Madison, WI. See registration for room reservation [...]
The U.S. Department of Energy on May 31 published to the Federal Record its final rule on the much-debated energy requirements for manufactured homes. The new standards will be effective Aug. 1, and compliance is anticipated by May 31, 2023. There are concerns in many parts of the industry about the changes, particularly in regard to implementation costs for manufactured homes — from the cost of materials to financing — and how it may affect availability for consumers who already rely on new energy-efficient manufactured homes as the best option for affordable home ownership. Manufactured Housing Institute CEO Lesli Gooch said [...]
Clayton Unveils Net-Zero Home at Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting, Showcasing the Company’s Commitment to Social ResponsibilityAngie Diedrich2022-06-02T14:17:03-05:00
Clayton Unveils Net-Zero Home at Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting, Showcasing the Company’s Commitment to Social Responsibility The builder’s off-site built housing innovations lead to attainable, energy-efficient homes Inspired by a commitment to build a better tomorrow, Clayton, a national builder of off-site and site-built homes, unveiled its first net-zero electricity home to the public at the 2022 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders meeting in Omaha, NE. The home showcases energy-efficient features available to Clayton customers today, as well as new technologies Clayton is exploring for future innovation – including solar power. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here. “Clayton is committed to [...]