Here you’ll find useful information about living and organizing in a Manufactured Home community.


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  1. haynie9999 Says:

    Peoples Voice INC.
    1 Louise Lane
    Girard, Ohio 44420
    330-539-9004 Fax: 330-539-9004


    1. Make sure heat tapes are working, plugged in, and cover your water meter. Insulate water lines with foam pipe insulation. (You can buy it at Handyman Hardware very cheap) Place fiberglass insulation around water meter and over crock.
    2. On days or nights when the temperature outside or wind chill is 15 degrees or less, LET YOUR FAUCETS DRIP INSIDE YOUR HOME. ( running water doesn’t freeze.)
    3. Check your skirting weekly . Tight skirting will prevent wind from getting under your home and freezing pipes your pipes.
    4. Prepare your windows with plastic.
    5. If you have Jealousy (roll out)windows, use small screws outside to keep them tight.
    6. Oil all outside locks to keep them from freezing.
    7. Check your doors for drafts, install weather stripping if needed.
    8. Check snow shovels, make sure screws and rivets are tight.
    9. Keep all sidewalks, steps, and porches free of snow, and salted.
    10. Shovel on street next to sidewalk, so that the plow can see how far over to plow. If you see the plow in the park, PLEASE move your car, and tell your neighbors, so he can plow better, and not plow you in. If you don’t do this, don’t blame the plow driver, as he can’t plow over your car.
    11. Park as close to the sidewalk as possible. DO NOT park out in the street, or with the back of your car sticking out in the street, Emergency vehicles have to get through.
    12. Check with utility companies for possible budget, or heap plans available.

    We of Peoples Voice are only here and organized, to help the residents of Vintage Village. We sincerely hope these tips will help you get through the winter with as few as possible.

    President Jim Haynie Vice President Dawn Conlan

    Treasure Elsa Forsythe Secretary Mary Sue Peltz

    District 1 Patty Prosser District 2 LeAnna Garza

    District 3 Open District 4 Sandy Weirman

    District 5 Open

  2. haynie9999 Says:

    “Skirting is required in this park and on each and every home.” Why is that? Many times we residents question the Rules and Regulations that are given to us when we locate in a manufactured home community. Yet many of them have in mind the health and safety of all residents. Sometimes the standards set in these Rules are higher than what is stated by the State or Federal Government. HUD and the Ohio State Ohio Revised Code do not require skirting. However, when the community Owner or Manager has it in their Rules and Regulations it is evident that they are concerned for our health and safety. It’s time to recognize and appreciate their concern.

    Skirting provides: 1). A warmer floor in your home. 2). Keeps the water pipes from freezing. 3). Keeps animals from dwelling underneath your home and destroying your wiring. 4). It is more sanitary. 5). Adds value to your home when you sell it. 6). Helps sell your home quicker. 7). Improves the appearance of your home. 8). When your home looks better it makes your neighbors’ home look better. 9). Strong winds cannot get under it to tip it over or destroy your home.

    We hope you see the value in the fact that skirting installed and maintained properly is really an asset to you in many ways ….. not just a liability.

  3. haynie9999 Says:

    PVI’S mission is to serve as a vehicle to promote meaningful social change, to protect the legal rights of community residents, and to improve the quality of life in manufactured home community. PVI works to promote the health, safety, and welfare of manufactured homeowners through community organizing, legal advocacy, housing preservation, and legislative advocacy.

    PVI has launched the Mobile Justice movement, and is working to build a base around a shared vision of Mobile Justice:

    Affordable housing
    Fair treatment and respect
    Accountable park owners
    Resident participation in decision making
    Equality: no racism or discrimination
    Responsible governance

    What is Mobile Justice?

    “Mobile Justice means fighting for our rights, education, and working for justice within our community. We need to challenge park prejudice that takes place among us, but we also need to address it within our own community… Mobile Justice has to include everyone.”

    “I see Mobile Justice from the perspective of our situation in my community. I have big concerns with the community perception of us. The relationship between the homeowners and the community owner is also a problem. Mobile Justice is about overcoming these issues. There is particularly need in communities of color as well.”

    Mobile justice is “a community where families can move in and their kids can grow up healthy and happy.” ~ Jim Haynie

  4. haynie9999 Says:

    ODH Environmental Health Director

    Good News!! The hard work has paid off!! February 24, 2010

    AMHRO and OMHA working together have been able to improve some issues for manufactured home residents. Here is the House Bill 186 Summary:

    · Transfers, from the Department of Health (ODH) and the Public Health Council to the Manufactured Homes Commission (OMHC) regulatory authority related to manufactured home parks.

    · Prohibits a park operator from prohibiting an owner of a unit in a manufactured home park from displaying a for sale sign on that owner’s lot.

    · Prohibits a park operator from prohibiting an owner or a tenant from displaying a political sign on that owner’s or tenant’s lot.

    · Alters the method and type of relief a tenant or owner may obtain from a park operator’s violation of certain duties.

    · Establishes adjudication procedures for violations of the Manufactured Home Park Law (MHPL).

    · Requires a mortgagee to notify the OMHC when initiating foreclosure action against a manufactured home park and requires the OMHC to notify park residents.

    · Requires a park operator to pay relocation expenses when a manufactured home park is converted or sold for another use.

    · Requires the OMHC to develop a list comprised of organizations that have an interest in the sale or purchase of parks and persons that assist in financing manufactured home parks, and to notify persons on the list when a park is offered for sale or at any other time in the Commission’s discretion.

    · Establishes continuing education requirements for manufactured home park operators.

    · Establishes the OMHC Regulatory Fund for the administration and enforcement of the MHPL.

    · Diverts certain fees from the General Operations Fund (OGF)to the Occupational Licensing and Regulatory Fund (OLRF)for the administration and enforcement of the MHPL.

    · Requires the Director of Budget and Management to transfer cash from the OGF that previously was collected pursuant to the MHPL into the OLRF for the administration of the MUPL.

    · Repeals a provision in motor vehicle dealer’s law regarding a vehicle repair guarantee.

    · Revises the application requirements for a new motor vehicle dealer’s license and for a motor vehicle salesperson’s license.

    · Repeals the exception under current law that permits two or more motor vehicle dealers to sell manufactured or mobile homes in the same manufactured home park without having to agree to joint, several, and personal liability.

    · Makes changes to motor vehicle dealers law to conform with Am. Sub. H.B.1 (Biennial Operating Budget).

    · Establishes special effective dates for the bill’s provisions.

    Here is the record showing which Representative voted to support this important bill. The vote was 65 Yeas and 32 Nays.

    Belcher, Blessing, Bolon, Book, Boyd, Carney, Celeste, Chandler, Combs, DeBose, DeGeeter, Derickson, Dodd, Domenick, Driehaus, Dyer, Evans, Fende, Foley, Garland, Garrison, Gerberry, Goyal, Hackett, Hagan, Harris, Harwood, Heard, Hollington, Hottinger, Jordan, Koziura, Lehner, Letson, Luckie, Lundy, Mallory, Mandel, McGregor, Moran, Murray, Newcomb, Oelslager, Okey, Otterman, Patten, Phillips, Pillich, Pryor, Sayre, Schneider, Skindell, Slenick, Snitcher, Stautberg, Stewart, Sykes, Szollosi, Ujvagi, Weddington, Williams B., Williams S., Winburn, Yuko, Buddish.

    If your Representative voted for HB 186, PLEASE take the time to phone, fax, e-mail or write a letter of “Thanks” to show you appreciate their vote on this Bill. Do it now!!

    The list below are those who voted against this bill. They need a phone, fax, e-mail or write a letter to show you are a VOTER and will remember this the next time they want your vote to stay in office. Do it now!! You need to vote for those who support your issues and stand up for YOU! Remember these names the next time you vote!

    Adams J., Adams R., Amstutz, Bacon, Baker, Balderson, Batchelder, Beck, Blair, Boose, Bubp, Burke, Coley, Daniels, Gardner, Goodwin, Grossman, Hall, Hite, Huffman, Maag, Martin, McClain, Mecklenborg, Morgan, Ruhl, Sears, Stebelton, Uecker, Wachtmann, Wagner, Zehringer

    You can view the complete bill by going to, under State Government, click Legislative Branch, click Ohio House of Representatives, under the Legislation Tab click Find Legislation, in the pop-up window where it says Bill Number insert 186, click GO, click on HB 186, click any title on the left under HB 186.

  5. haynie9999 Says:

    Intimidation? Are You Being Intimidated?

    Intimidation plays a big role in the strategy of some community owners. But why do they do it? Here is the definition of “Intimidation.”

    1. To make timid; to fill with fear.2. To coerce or inhibit by or as if by threats.
    Intimidation implies the presence or operation of a fear-inspired force.

    The synonyms are: brow beat, bull doze, bully, coercion, threatening, demoralizing.
    These verbs mean to frighten into submission, compliance or acquiescence.

    Intimidation is:

    · Threatening to use power or control to get others to do what you want them to do.

    · Using coercion or force to get what you want from others. Making others
    feel like you are more powerful or forceful than what you really are.

    · Wearing a mask of being ‘untouchable’ so that people keep an emotional distance from
    you and yet do for you what you desire.

    · Using verbal and non-verbal cues to let others know you are not going to
    reward any unfaithfulness to what you desire them to do for you.

    · Using verbal, physical, sexually or emotionally abusive behaviors to get
    people to ‘stay in line.’

    · Using physical size, statute and strength to get others to respect and obey

    · Using punishments such as seven-day notices or threats of eviction. Using quick temper,
    anger or rage to get people to do what you want.

    · Acting in such a way that no one would dare question or stand up to you over any of your decisions, opinions or directives.

    · Using money, wealth or status to put others into their place so that your power over them is secured and not questioned.

    · Keeping others loyal to you by threats of pulling back your support, love,
    caring, interest or approval of them.

    Using dictatorial, “Gestapo,” or autocratic behaviors to get people to do what you want. The affects of intimidation of residents in manufactured home communities are obvious. Residents are afraid. They are afraid of making the manager upset, afraid of retaliation and ultimately afraid of being evicted. They don’t dare question what management says or does. They don’t dare “make waves.” They try to live “under management’s radar.” In essence, they submit to the will of management. The management’s goal is then realized. So what should residents do?

    1. Don’t go it alone. Management wins as long as you go it alone.
    Remember the saying “Divide and conquer”? That’s exactly the strategy
    of management. As long as it’s one on one with management,
    management always wins.

    2. Knowledge is Power. Understand your rights. Understand management ‘s
    reason for eviction. Know when you are being intimidated.

    3. You are first a human being. We are all Americans.

    4. Managers can’t take your power. You have to give it to them.

    5. We will support you in your community. But the first thing to do is start
    talking with your neighbors and friends. We also need your support.

  6. haynie9999 Says:

    How TAPS for the military came about

    During the night, Captain Ellicombe heard the moans of a soldier who lay severely wounded on the field. Not knowing if it was a Union or a Confederate soldier, the Captain decided to risk his life and bring the stricken man back for medical attention. Crawling on his stomach through the gunfire, the Captain reached the stricken soldier and began pulling him toward his encampment. When the Captain finally reached his own lines, he discovered it was actually a Confederate soldier, but the soldier was dead.

    The Captain lit a lantern and suddenly caught his breath and went numb with shock. In the dim light, he saw the face of the soldier. It was his son. The boy had been studying music in the South when the war broke out. Without telling his father, the boy enlisted in the Confederate Army.

    The following morning, heartbroken, the father asked permission of his superiors to give his son a full military burial, despite his enemy status. His request was only partially granted.

    The Captain had asked if he could have a group of Army band members play a funeral dirge for his son at the funeral. The request was turned down since the soldier was a Confederate.

    The Captain chose a bugler. He asked the bugler to play a series of musical notes he had found on a piece of paper in the pocket of the dead youth’s uniform. This wish was granted.

    The haunting melody, we now know as “Taps” used at military funerals was born. The words are:

    Day is done. Gone the sun. From the lakes
    From the hills. From the sky.
    All is well. Safely rest. God is nigh.

    Fading light. Dims the sight. And a star.
    Gems the sky. Gleaming bright.
    From afar. Drawing nigh. Falls the night.

    Thanks and praise. For our days. Neath the sun
    Neath the stars. Neath the sky
    As we go. This we know. God is nigh.

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