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RE: Burnsville, Hopkins, Minneapolis, Minnesota / Investment Property Group

Tue, Jun 20, 2023 – The Greenway Apartments in south Minneapolis are at the center of the investigation, but suburban tenants have similar complaints of unfair utility billing and maintenance problems.

A Utah rental company with more than a dozen properties in the Twin Cities has drawn attention from city and state officials after tenant complaints of irregular utility billing and poor maintenance.

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office is looking into practices at Investment Property Group-owned buildings in Burnsville and Hopkins as well as Minneapolis, according to Deputy Chief of Staff John Stiles. Investigators are working to determine if the company tried to collect illegal utility payments from tenants and evict people from more than 30 apartments in one Minneapolis building.

Tenants described similar issues at properties the company owns in Hopkins – inexplicable hikes in utility bills, coupled with a leaking roof and mold that was never fully remediated.

RE: South Minneapolis, Minnesota / Investment Property Group

Tue, Apr 25, 2023 – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that his Office has opened a civil investigation into whether Investment Property Group UT (IPG) has collected or attempted to collect illegal utility charges from their residents at its Greenway Apartments complex in South Minneapolis and whether it sought to evict the largely-Somali tenants based on these faulty charges.

In late 2022, Greenway Apartments notified its tenants that they would be charged for utilities separately from their rent starting in 2023, charges which would be administered by a third-party billing company. Soon after the announcement, tenants found themselves facing exorbitant utility charges, some of which totaled more than $2,000. Last week, Isuroon, a local nonprofit that advocates for Somali women and girls, reported to the Attorney General’s Office that numerous Somali tenants at the Greenway Apartments had already paid thousands of dollars in questionable utility charges out of fear of being evicted, and that others were being evicted for not paying the charges. IPG, doing business as Eat Street Portfolio, LLC, has filed more than 30 eviction actions since February 2023.

After the Attorney General’s Office contacted IPG last week about its concerns that the eviction filings appear unlawful, IPG represented that it will not take any action to remove any Greenway Apartments tenants while the Attorney General’s investigation is pending, even if the court issued a writ of recovery in a case. Minnesota law allows Greenway Apartments tenants to stay in their home during an eviction case unless a Sheriff serves a writ of recovery on the tenant and tells the tenant to leave.

Attorney General Ellison’s investigation includes what steps Greenway Apartments and IPG have taken, if any, to comply with Minnesota’s landlord-tenant laws as well as whether the associated eviction filings are racially motivated, which the Minnesota Human Rights Act prohibits.

The Attorney General’s Office asks that anyone with information about Greenway Apartments or other IPG locations, especially tenants, also contact the Office. The Office can be reached by calling (651) 296-3353 or by filling out a tenant report form online in English, Spanish, or Somali.

RE: Butte County, California

Tue, Jun 13, 2023 – The Board is looking at ways to address rent stabilization in mobile home parks. The Department of Employment and Social Services led outreach to owners and people living at mobile home parks in the county in April and May.

Community meetings and a survey were conducted. The Board asked staff to gather more information about mobile home parks in unincorporated areas of the county. In December a memorandum was sent with park registration data from the California Department of House and Community Development.

The survey that our department did was very telling that there are many people in mobile home parks that are on a fixed income and with rising rent they’re having a problem living and paying other bills and we’re looking at possible ways to help those folks, District 4 Supervisor Tod Kimmelshue said.

Some of the feedback from the survey and community outreach showed people at the parks were worried about rent hikes, mortgages, financial hardships posed by utility costs and inaccurate meters, and a need for owner and manager accountability in tending to the properties and mobile homes.

RE: Paramount, California / Elijah Park LLC aka The Wheel Trailer Park

Mon, Jun 12, 2023 – The looming threat of eviction has residents of a Paramount RV Mobile home park fearing they could soon be homeless.

I’m scared, said teenager Alex Sanchez. I don’t know what’s going to happen to my Mom; she’s scared about the eviction.

At least 10 families have received a 60-day eviction notices.

Everybody keeps telling us that their hands are tied; it’s a civil matter, but it’s just not fair, said Desiree, a tenant who asked us not to tell her full name.

Many of the residents have lived at the RV park for years. It’s the only place they’ve been able to afford in LA County. But their home, which used to be The Wheel Trailer Park, was recently sold. It is now Elijah Park LLC and the new owners are raising the rent a whopping 200%.

RE: California

Fri, Jun 9, 2023 – This table of Mobile Home Parks, RV Parks, and Manufactured Home Communities for Sale in California is a work in progress as of Friday, June 9, 2023. Data is being updated regularly.

This is a partial listing and covers the sold period 2021-01-01 to 2023-06-01. This is NOT a complete list of mobile home parks for sale in California. Many sales of mobile home parks are usually done via Pocket Listings (aka Off-Market Listings, Exclusive Listings), they are not marketed via public channels.

RE: Petaluma, California / CA MHP Rent Stabilization Ordinances

Wed, Jun 7, 2023 – Petaluma leaders had not revisited the city’s mobile home rent stabilization ordinance since it was first established in 1994. But on Monday night, City Council members agreed that changes to the ordinance were needed to ease financial burdens on those living in mobile home parks.

Under the current ordinance, annual rent increases may not exceed either 6% of the base rent or 100% of the local consumer price index, whichever is less. But the majority of council members on Monday agreed to lower those numbers, so that increases may not exceed 4% of the base rent or 70% of the CPI, whichever is less. The change aligns with the ordinance that Santa Rosa has in place.

In May 2022, the City Council vowed to amend the city’s mobile home rent regulations as part of its top 10 citywide priorities for this year, and council members are now expected to cast an official vote on such amendments at their June 19 meeting. The changes could go into effect as early as August.

RE: Gary Shiffman / Sun Communities Inc

Thu, Jun 1, 2023 – Brian Benderoff Claims he and Dr. Billy Gonte involved in insurance scam with Gary Shiffman, CEO of Sun Communities, per Detroit News – additional info beyond report. In this evidence packed article are the following elements.

Part I of this article will be a flashback to 2016, with a report on the local Detroit Patch article that doesn’t mention Shiffman by name, but alludes to an “unnamed” person and two “associates” of Benderoff and Gonte involved in a federal legal controversy. There are similarities and differences between the facts mentioned in the Patch and what’s cited in The Detroit News.

Part II of this article will feature the roughly 2376-word text of The Detroit News article by Donnelly involving Gary A. Shiffman. Shiffman is mentioned by name dozens of times in that report. So too are actors Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, and basketball player Kevin Durant. Note that MHProNews reached out to Shiffman for comment on Tuesday, May 30. As of 6.1.2023 at 2:20 AM ET, no apparent reply has been received from Shiffman or an attorney acting on his behalf.

Part III will be additional information which includes court filings and pages of various documents, plus MHProNews analysis and commentary in brief.

RE: California

Thu, Jun 1, 2023 – According to data obtained from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), there are 5,231 Active Mobile Home and RV Parks totaling 453,179 lots/spaces in the State of California. Of those 453,179 lots/spaces, 363,462 are mobile home spaces, 66,885 are RV lots with drains, and 22,832 are RV lots without drains.

There are 673 Closed Mobile Home and RV Parks totaling 21,464 lots/spaces. Of those 21,464 lots/spaces, 11,936 are mobile home spaces, 6,676 are RV lots with drains, and 2,852 are RV lots without drains.

As of Thu, Jun 1, 2023, the HCD has data for a total of 5,904 Mobile Home and RV Parks totaling 474,643 lots/spaces which includes Active and Closed listings. Of those 474,643 lots/spaces, 375,398 are mobile home spaces, 73,561 are RV lots with drains, and 25,684 RV lots without drains.

HCD Note: HCD has enforcement of 81.4 percent of the parks and 75.5 percent of the lots in the State of California. The overall average park size is 86 lots; 80 for Mobile Home Parks, and 88 for RV Parks.

The below Top 10 Largest Mobile Home and RV Park listings in California are based on the HCD Mobile Home and RV Parks Active Listings as of Thu, Jun 1, 2023.

# Mobile Home Park Name Address City ST Zip SPC
Casa de Amigos
Operated By: Casa de Amigos Ltd
1085 Tasman Dr Sunnyvale CA 94089 923
Plaza del Rey
Operated By: Plaza del Rey Owner LLC
1225 Vienna Dr Sunnyvale CA 94089 800
Hemet West Mobile Estates
Operated By: Western States Mobilehome Parks
5001 W Florida Ave Hemet CA 92545 771
Operated By: MHC Operating LP
500 Nicholson Ln San Jose CA 95134 723
Swan Lake Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Hamner Park Associates
5800 Hamner Ave Eastvale CA 91752 716
Los Alisos Mobile Home Estates
Operated By: Miller, Willis Ranch Co
772 Garden Grove Blvd Westminster CA 92683 705
Casa Del Lago Mobile Home Park
Operated By: San Jose Investments Ltd
2151 Old Oakland Rd San Jose CA 95131 618
Adobe Wells
Operated By: Mobilehome Communities
1220 Tasman Dr Sunnyvale CA 94089 613
Oakridge Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Oakridge Ltd
15455 Glenoaks Blvd Sylmar CA 91342 600
Plantation on the Lake
Operated By: Plantation Company LLC
10961 Desert Lawn Dr Calimesa CA 92320 557
# RV Park Name Address City ST Zip Lots
Golden Village Palms RV Resort
Operated By: GVP LLC
3600 W Florida Ave Hemet CA 92544 1,019
Silent Valley Club
Operated By: Silent Valley Club Inc
46305 Poppet Flats Rd Banning CA 92220 850
Caliente Springs RV Park
Operated By: Timothy Manthei
70200 Dillon Rd Desert Hot Springs CA 92240 677
Soledad Canyon
Operated By: MHC TT Inc
4700 Crown Valley Rd Acton CA 93510 641
Fountain of Youth Spa
Operated By: Fountain of Youth Spa Corp
1500 Spa Rd Niland CA 92257 615
Wilderness Lakes
Operated By: MHC NAC Inc
30605 Briggs Rd Menifee CA 92584 523
Sands RV Resort
Operated By: Sun Sands RV LLC
16400 Bubbling Wells Rd Desert Hot Springs CA 92240 507
Mountain Lakes
Operated By: Robert Burlingame
277 Lytle Creek Rd Lytle Creek CA 92358 494
Rivers Edge RV Resort
Operated By: Brenda Agular
2299 Winterhaven Rd Winterhaven CA 92283 480
Catalina RV Spa
Operated By: Catalina Spa & RV Inc
18800 Cork Hill Rd Desert Hot Springs CA 92240 477
# RV Park Name Address City ST Zip Lots
Lawsons Landing
Operated By: Carl Vogler
137 Marine View Dr Dillon Beach CA 94929 1,000
Calaveras Timber Trails Association
Operated By: Calaveras Timber Trails Association
1071 Avery Sheep Ranch Rd Avery CA 95224 500
Lake of The Springs
Operated By: MHC TT Inc
14152 Frenchtown Rd Oregon House CA 95962 465
Holcomb Valley Ranch
Operated By: Holcomb Camp
34300 Holcomb Valley Rd Fawnskin CA 92333 400
Soledad Canyon
Operated By: MHC TT Inc
4700 Crown Valley Rd Acton CA 93510 385
De Anza Campland
Operated By: Campland on the Bay
2211 Pacific Beach Dr San Diego CA 92109 339
Thousand Trails Pio Pico
Operated By: Thousand Trails Vehicle Park
14615 Otay Lakes Rd Jamul CA 91935 336
Morgan Hill Preserve
Operated By: MHC TT Inc
12895 Uvas Rd Morgan Hill CA 95037 298
Annetts Mono Village
Operated By: Annetts Mono Village Inc
13425 Twinlakes Rd Bridgeport CA 93517 281
Lake Minden
Operated By: MHC NAC LP
1256 Marcum Rd Nicolaus CA 95659 274

HCD MH and RV Parks Search

# Mobile Home Park Name Address City ST Zip SPC
Palm Desert Greens
Operated By: Palm Desert Greens Association
73750 Country Club Dr Palm Desert CA 92260 1,922
Tri Palm Estates
Operated By: Tri Palm Unified Owners Association
32851 Desert Moon Dr Thousand Palms CA 92276 1,629
Sierra Dawn Estates
Operated By: Sierra Dawn Estates Homeowners Association Inc
950 S Lyon Ave Hemet CA 92543 1,474
Sabre City Estates
Operated By: Researching…
Doolittle Dr Roseville CA 95747 726
Desert Crest
Operated By: Desert Crest Community Association
69400 N Country Club Dr Desert Hot Springs CA 92241 582
Black Lake Mobile Estates
Operated By: Researching…
234 Crosby Way Nipomo CA 93444 555
The Groves
Operated By: The Groves Homeowners Inc
5200 Irvine Blvd Irvine CA 92620 533
Golf Knolls Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Golf Knolls Association
29070 Camino Alba Murrieta CA 92563 520
Rancho Carlsbad
Operated By: Rancho Carlsbad Owners Association Inc
5200 El Camino Real Carlsbad CA 92008 504
Portola Country Club
Operated By: Portola Country Club Homeowners Association Inc
42500 Portola Ave Palm Desert CA 92660 499

ROC in California

According to data obtained from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (HIFLD) and as of Thu, May 26, 2022, there are 53,432 Mobile Home and RV Parks in the U.S. Top 10 States are highlighted in green.

# State Parks
Alabama 2,454
Alaska 89
Arizona 1,472
Arkansas 959
California 5,054
Colorado 684
Connecticut 111
Delaware 203
Florida 5,881
Georgia 1,422
Hawaii 0
Idaho 503
Illinois 842
Indiana 1,062
Iowa 462
Kansas 548
Kentucky 880
Louisiana 1,762
Maine 359
Maryland 227
Massachusetts 212
Michigan 1,092
Minnesota 628
Mississippi 859
Missouri 1,015
Montana 494
Nebraska 287
Nevada 427
New Hampshire 322
New Jersey 219
New Mexico 681
New York 1,580
North Carolina 2,874
North Dakota 304
Ohio 1,304
Oklahoma 761
Oregon 970
Pennsylvania 1,581
Rhode Island 52
South Carolina 2,427
South Dakota 334
Tennessee 1,426
Texas 3,547
Utah 276
Vermont 223
Virginia 1,366
Washington 1,261
West Virginia 736
Wisconsin 951
Wyoming 249
Totals: 53,432
HIFLD Type Breakdown Parks
Mobile Home Parks (MHP) 50,345
Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parks 3,087
Totals: 53,432
HIFLD Size Breakdown Parks
Small – Less than 50 Units 37,463
Medium – 51 to 100 Units 8,946
Large – 101 Units or More 7,023
Totals: 53,432