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- The ability to attend classes, seminars and conferences on educational, legal, legislative and regulatory issues
- A regional chapter so that you have the ability to network with fellow industry members in your immediate geographic area
- Periodic news bulletins to quickly inform you about changes in laws and regulations that impact your business
- Access — one of the industry’s most respected quarterly newsletter
- OMHA advocates before governmental bodies of all levels for industry laws and regulations while fighting against unreasonable legislation and regulation that impacts your business and our homeowners
- Information to assist you in community education, financing, Ohio MH regulation and public relations efforts
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- Discounted membership services through OMHA partners.
- The opportunity to attend the Annual Golf Outing and Party
Ohio Manufactured Homes Association Legislative Report
Abandoned Homes Legislation –OMHA successfully advocated to improve procedures for the removal of abandoned manufactured homes from manufactured home communities as suggested by members. The new law will also make it easier to acquire title to abandoned homes as a result of a deceased title holder. Further improvements to the law are now being advocated by OMHA.
Education and Training –More than 1,500 industry members have enrolled in our MEMBER DISCOUNTED training for legal, financing, community management, sales training, SAFE Act, Red Flag Rules, and home installations, etc.
Zoning and Taxation – Manufactured homes can now be sited in any locale zoned single family residential as long as all uniformly applied zoning requirements are met. The law also lowered property and sales taxes for new manufactured homeowners up to 40% and completely eliminated used homes sales taxes.
Legal Precedents – In the past, OMHA has initiated legal action to significantly reduce zoning barriers in localities throughout the state. And, in cooperation with the Ohio Attorney General, OMHA also obtained a stay in federal court from requiring court orders for repossession titles, thus saving retailers and community owners’ significant legal costs.
Liens and Tax liabilities – Current law allows community owners can display and sell homes in manufactured home communities in order to increase occupancy and upgrade communities. The Law also forgives liens on homes a community owner, retailer, or lender may repossess or purchase, while limiting the actual payment of back tax liability to only 5 years.
Prevention of MH Communities from Charges for Tennant Delinquent Utilities – OMHA is advocating for a law to prevent local governments and water utilities from collecting a tenants direct billed delinquent water bills. Recently the Legislative Service Commission cited the illegal practice of cities charging landlord and MH communities for tenants unpaid water bills.
Modular Home Program – Plan review times are now being submitted on-line. In addition, OMHA has clarified modular sales tax concerns and developed subcontractor agreements to clearly identify the construction contractor relationship. Also modular homes are now allowed in MHC Communities.
- Ohio Department of Commerce Rules do not increase regulatory burden and unnecessary costs for homeowners and the industry
- Changes to allow housing providers to recover attorney fees in frivolous fair housing complaints. Including manufactured homes in emergency federal funding due to disasters.
- Allow sub metered communities to collect administrative fees and sell water at residential rates while purchasing at commercial rates
- Successfully advocated removal of legislative language that would have allowed EPA to seize rental income for water system corrections
- Ease grounds for eviction for nuisance and disorderly tenants
- Obtain legislative exemptions to stricter foreclosure processing
- SB 112 – Abandoned Manufactured Homes-not included in Land bank abandoned site-built homes.
- HB 304– OMHA is reviewing House Bill 304 for any impact to our industry. The bill stipulates that existing smoke detectors that do not receive power primarily from their building’s wiring, and that are permitted in occupancies to meet the state fire code requirements shall be replaced with seal battery smoke detectors.
- OMHA testified in support of House Bill 126 which is now law. Bill proposes that local governments, including school boards, must notify property owners by certified mail in a notice postmarked at least 14 days prior to any adoption of the resolution challenging property tax valuations.
- OMHA provided testimony before the state legislature in support of HB 140 which would enact the “Ballot Uniformity and Transparency Act” to modify the form of election notices and ballot language clarifying the real cost of proposed property tax levies for voters to better understand how it will increase their tax liabilities.
- And various other legislative and administrative proposed rules to protect and enhance our industry.