April 20th celebrating our 16th MHO Day and
- Media headlines: Urbana Uproar – Attorney General Investigates RV Horizons – Unfair fines Out of Control.
- HB 1056 Signed into law on July 22, this new law will require dealers and community landlords who sell more than 5 new or pre-owned homes to apply for a license via the Secretary of State.
- HB 6285 Signed into law on August 5, addresses issue regarding fines given by the landlord. If a fine is imposed the following applies for 45 days after a written notice is given:
- Non-payment of a fine shall not be grounds for refusal of a rent payment.
- The fine shall not be deducted from a rent payment.
- A Colorado based development company, RV Horizons, purchased about 12 communities in the Champaign, Urbana, Danville areas, bringing their total of Illinois communities to approximately 36 state-wide. Once RV Horizons had full ownership, the families of these communities started to receive notices that brought increased monthly costs, along with multiple LEASE issues, that did not comply with Illinois law. Complaint forms from homeowners residing in RV Horizons community were forwarded to the Attorney General’s office and an on-going investigation is moving forward.
- A Leadership meeting bringing together homeowners from about 10 different communities met in Monee.
- MHOAI volunteers bring successful fundraiser events via a Golf Outing and 2 day Garage Sale.