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Ohio EPA Asset Management Rules

Ohio EPA Asset Management Rules

Ohio EPA Asset Management Rules Ohio EPA’s asset management rules took effect November 8th.  Most significantly requirements for an Asset Management Plan took effect  OMHA sent email from EPA with attached guidance documents.  The guidance document is applicable for use by non-community systems, mobile home parks, and homeowner’s associations, acts as a template for the requirements of an Asset Management Program. Background— The Asset Management Rules in Chapters 3745-87 and 3745-92 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) reflect the statutory change […]

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State Commission Transition to Ohio Department of Commerce Update

Spring 2018  OMHA continues to work with the various Departments within the Ohio Department of Commerce. OMHA Staff and several board members participated in a conference call in February to discuss upcoming adoption of new rules (to be proposed in July) and any changes the industry should be aware of.   While Commerce did not identify any significant changes at this time OMHA will continue to closely monitor the drafted laws and rules as they are published and provide appropriate input […]

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Ohio Dept of Commerce – FAQ

Access Newsletter – Fall 2018 How and When will I receive a copy of my park inspection?  Who do I contact to  respond to any deficiencies? Can I get a call ahead so I can be there during the inspection? Park inspections are either being mailed or emailed to the addresses on file. As the department does not conduct all of the park inspections we can not guarantee that you will be able to get a call prior to your […]

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Ohio Commerce Department Encouraged to Continue Strong Safety Record of Manufactured Homes Commission

Ohio Commerce Department Encouraged to Continue Strong Safety Record of Manufactured Homes Commission

January 23, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Tim Williams twilliams@omha-usa.org 614-799-2340 OHIO COMMERCE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE STRONG SAFETY RECORD OF MANUFACTURED HOMES COMMISSION In a January 8, 2018 article in Columbus Business First regarding manufactured homes several misconceptions were cited by the Ohio Department of Commerce (“DOC”). The Department of Commerce is the new state regulator of manufactured homes as of January 21, 2018. Governor John Kasich abolished the independent Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission (“MH Commission”) and assumed control […]

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Regional Chapter Map

Regional Chapter Map

OMHA BOARD ELECTIONS It’s time to prepare for the biannual OMHA Chapter and Board Elections for 2018-2019.  November of every odd numbered year chapters have the opportunity to elect officers and representatives to the OMHA Board of Directors. There is an increasing need for members to attend chapter meetings to network and learn about the latest industry and regulatory developments.  With the OMHC transition into the Department of Commerce we plan to have regional meetings updating members of the new […]

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ISSUE BRIEF: FIRE SAFETY

ISSUE BRIEF: FIRE SAFETY

Fire Safety Modern manufactured homes are safer than traditional site-built homes and pre-1976 mobile homes. The manufactured housing industry produces the safest and most fire-resistant home available in the market today. NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) STUDY- MANUFACTURED HOMES SAFER THAN SITE BUILT HOMES-FIRE SAFETY       The results of a 2013 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report comparing the impacts of fires on manufactured and traditional housing showed:  The fire-death rate in HUD Code homes, those built after 1976, […]

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Join OMHA’s BWC Group Rating Program

Join OMHA's BWC Group Rating Program

Join OMHA’s BWC Group Rating Program Get your non obligation quote now! Join OMHA’s Group Rating Program to save up to 50% Call Andy Frank or fill out the application from link below. http://www.careworkscomp.com/groupratingapplication/omha   URGENT DEADLINE Payroll true-up reports are due to BWC no later than Aug. 15, 2016.  If you have not submitted your True-Up please do so immediately!! At the end of each private employer policy period (July), it is necessary to reconcile estimated payroll with actual […]

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Eastern Ohio Home Show -Recap

Eastern Ohio Home Show -Recap

        The 2014 Eastern Ohio Home Show was a Resounding Success!  Friday, May 16th – Sunday, May 18th, 2014  The 2014 Eastern Ohio Home Show Recap In spite of the cool temperatures and intermittent rain the Eastern Ohio Home show went off without a hitch.  OMHA reported a solid turnout with the three day attendance of nearly 3,000 people. Because of such strong support of the OMHA Board of Directors, sponsors, Show manufacturers, retailers, MH communities, industry […]

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Legal Seminars for Community Managers

Legal Seminars for Community Managers

Member News – Legal Seminars for Community Managers   COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT AND LEGAL: (CML 101, 201, 301) For the past three years OMHA has offered a three part community manager series to accommodate the growing need for professional community manager education.  Topics featured were: Evictions, Collections, Tenant Screening, Park Operations, Sales, Title Transfers, Abandoned Homes, Consumer Protection, Health Dept, OMHC, Resident Relations, Marketing, Incentives, and more.  These courses will continue to be offered every other year – next series will […]

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Member News – Top 3 Reasons Communities Join OMHA

Member News - Top 3 Reasons Communities Join OMHA

Member News – TOP 3 Reasons Community Owners Join OMHA   Legal Services OMHA provides no-charge legal advice on special manufactured home law and will provide legally-approved forms free!  The General Counsel will assist not only you as the member but your local attorney.  Also, OMHA’s General Counsel has developed a reputation throughout Ohio for providing guidance to local judges, to instruct them on all aspects of manufactured home law.   OMHA also works with OMHC, the Tenant Association AMHRO, and […]

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