April 13th Home owners converge on the State Capitol for MHO Day
- Media Headlines: Capitol First Stays Last (Richard Klarchek) – Zeman Neighborhoods-Not So Friendly
- The Willow Lake Home Owners Association located in Elgin worked with their Landlord, (ELS) to put in place a rent hardship program to help seniors on fixed incomes.
- MHOAI continues to actively stay up to date with the process of Richard Klarchek’s (Capitol First Reality) properties that goes from a $200 million bankruptcy into a foreclosure action. Tri-Star, located in Bourbonnais, discovers while families were paying water bills to the landlord, the landlord was not paying the City to the tune of $80,000. The City did not turn off water supply and an agreement was made between the City and Klarchek.
- A small community located in Pontoon Beach discovers their community went into foreclosure twice in a 2 year period.
- Three Zeman owned communities located in Park City had homeowners coming home to a yard that was mowed even if it needed it or not. This included a price tag of $75 for the mow and $45 for a trim. Rent would not be accepted unless fines were paid. MHOAI, Homeowners, City Hall and the Attorney General got involved. The costs for lawns were dropped and rent accepted without additional fees.
- SB1996 is signed into law. The Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act is amended. The new Section provides that the Department of Public Health shall facilitate the development of a plan to address the relocation efforts of manufactured home owners who are forced to relocate. The Illinois Housing Development Authority will participate in this collaborative along with other interested parties.
- Illinois hosted a Midwest Regional Meeting bringing in leadership from Ohio and Wisconsin. The Chicago Tribune sent reporters to video and report on the meeting.
- MHOAI’s 51h annual fundraiser is a success, reaching the $10,000 goal.