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  • All Parks Alliance for Change
    vital source of affordable housing APAC Stand Up for Your Family Home and Community Recent APAC News An Open Thank You Letter to Our Supporters An Open Thank You Letter to F R Bigelow Foundation Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Minnesota State Bar Foundation AND St Paul Foundation Read more Give to the Max Day is Nov 12 Start 11 12 2015 12 00am End 11 12 2015 11 59pm Timezone Etc GMT 5 Why does APAC need you to Give to the Max Calendar Read more 1 attachment NMHOA and CFED Convention Tourist Map Minneapolis NMHOA and CFED conference attendees We hope you enjoy some of the fun things to do near the Marquette Hotel while you re in town October 24th to the 28th APAC s 2016 Legislative Agenda Read more 2015 APAC Annual Member Meeting Statewide Park Resident Conference Start 09 19 2015 12 00pm End 09 19 2015 2 00pm Timezone Etc GMT 5 FIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY HOME COMMUNITY Come join APAC s annual meeting Connect with other residents across the state vote on APAC s 2016 legislative agenda and prepare for the two national conventions taking place in Minneapolis in October on the future of manufactured housing in America Statewide Park Resident Conference Vote on APAC s 2016 Legislative Agenda To Vote Online Click Here Calendar Read more 2 attachments UPDATED APAC s Bowling for Affordable Housing Start 05 16 2015 4 00pm End 05 16 2015 6 00pm Timezone Etc GMT 5 Free Bowling from 4pm 6pm Free Bowling Shoe Rental Silent Auction Make a Pledge When May 16th 2015 Where Park Tavern Bowling and Entertainment Center 3401 Louisiana Ave S Saint Louis Park Time 4 00 PM to 6 00 PM Calendar Read more 4 attachments APAC s The Alliance Newsletter The Alliance

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  • Guides, Reports & Housing Data | All Parks Alliance for Change
    1 855 361 2722 State Office 2380 Wycliff St 200 St Paul MN 55114 651 644 5525 Fax 651 523 0173 Get Directions Email Us Home Guides Reports Housing Data APAC has produced a variety of guides reports newsletters fact sheets and data snapshots helpful for understanding manufactured housing including the following Guides Manuals APAC Community Organizing Manual and Fundraising Manual link Before You Sign A Consumer s Guide to Mobile Home Parks in the Twin Cities link Research Reports Policy Report Park Closing Ordinance link Policy Report Racial Disparities link Reports by Other Organizations link National Consumer Law Center Policy Reports link CFED s I M HOME Policy Reports link Newsletters Anniversary Books Videos Video American Dream Under Fire Mobile Home Park Residents Fight to Hold Ground link APAC Newsletters link APAC 30th Anniversary Program Book pdf APAC 25th Anniversary Program Book pdf Fact Sheets Fact Sheet Manufactured Home Parks in Minnesota link Fact Sheet Your Legal Rights Under State Law 327C pdf Fact Sheet Your Legal Rights Under State Law 327C Spanish pdf Fact Sheet Evictions pdf Fact Sheet Park Rules pdf Data Snapshots Complete List of Manufactured Home Parks in Minnesota Excel spreadsheet CFED s Twin Cities Data Snapshot link CFED s Twin Cities Policy Snapshot link Relocation Compensation Minnesota Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund Frequently Asked Questions Link MHFA Manufactured Housing Relocation Trust Fund Application Materials link Minnesota Management Budget General Information link MnDOT Project Relocation Assistance link Overview of the Uniform Relocation Act link Manufactured Housing Community Licensing Home Construction Home Installation MN Department of Health Manufactured Home Parks link MN Department of Labor Industry Manufactured Structures link Manufactured Home Code link Manufactured Home Installation link Manufactured Home Parks MN Administrative Rules link Manufactured Homes MN Administrative Rules link Before You Sign A Consumer s

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  • Mission and History | All Parks Alliance for Change
    to the Skyline Village community center for resident meetings 1995 The Bloomington park closing ordinances is successfully upheld in court establishing a legal precedent for park closing ordinances in the State of Minnesota The former owner of Collins Park which closed in 1993 had sued the city over paying relocation compensation APAC obtained relocation compensation for 120 households in Elm Lane in Willmar and 25 households for a partial closing in Madison East Park in Mankato APAC and residents force Oak Lane in Cannon Falls township to install new sanitary sewer system Dakota County District County Judge rules in favor of residents holding meetings in Skyline Village APAC receives its first AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers in Service to America housing organizer since 1980 With the exception of one year APAC has continued to receive placements since 1995 Glenn Shoemaker becomes APAC s executive director when Russ Adams leaves to direct the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 1996 APAC successfully pushed for a park closing ordinance in the city of Mounds View 1997 APAC successfully pushed for park closing ordinances in the cities of Burnsville Dayton and Elk River APAC successfully lobbied the Minnesota Legislature to require parks to provide criteria used for evaluating prospective tenants 1998 APAC obtains relocation compensation for 37 households in Elk Terrace in Elk River Jim Paist becomes APAC s sixth executive director 1999 APAC successfully pushed for a park closing ordinance in the city of Shakopee APAC expands its primary service area to include Wright and Sherburne Counties 2000 APAC successfully pushed for park closing ordinances in the cities of Apple Valley Oakdale and Roseville 2001 APAC successfully pushed for park closing ordinances in the cities of Fridley and Red Wing 2002 APAC obtained relocation compensation for 27 households in Castle Court in Rochester APAC received an award of recognition from the Otto Bremer Foundation for its community contributions 2003 APAC launched a joint program with the North Country Cooperative Development Fund NCDF to preserve parks through conversion to resident owned cooperatives 2004 APAC worked with NCDF to convert Sunrise Villa in Cannon Falls into the first resident owned manufactured home park cooperative in Minnesota and the upper Midwest APAC successfully pushed for a park closing ordinance in the city of Lexington APAC obtained relocation compensation for residents in Janesville Le Center and Hermantown Dave Anderson becomes APAC s executive director when James Paist leaves to direct the Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota Dakotas 2005 APAC worked with NCDF to convert Paul Revere in Lexington into the second resident owned park cooperative in Minnesota and the first in the Twin Cities After a five year effort APAC passed a park closing ordinance in the city Brainerd making it the first in northern Minnesota APAC worked with residents of Shady Lane in Bloomington on the first exercise of the right of first refusal It was challenged by the park owner and successfully upheld in court establishing a legal precedent for the right of first refusal in the state of Minnesota APAC stopped passage of proposal that would have allowed park owners to break lease agreements and charge for water even if it was already included in lot rent APAC and others convened over 45 individuals from more than 30 organizations for Preserving Minnesota s Manufactured Home Parks a first of its kind conference focusing on the challenges facing park residents 2006 APAC worked with the Northwest Area Foundation Housing Preservation Project and Twin Cities Public Television to dramatically increase public awareness of the threats to parks through the Emmy nominated documentary American Dream Under Fire Manufactured Home Park Residents Fight to Hold Ground APAC successfully lobbied the Minnesota Legislature to require that park closing notices be sent to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and the Minnesota Department of Health APAC passed local relocation compensation ordinances in the cities of Austin Rosemount and St Anthony Village APAC obtained a proclamation from Governor Tim Pawlenty recognizing the vital role of manufactured home communities honoring APAC s work on behalf of homeowners and declaring September 24 30 Manufactured Home Park Week APAC establishes its first Latino community organizer and staff attorney positions APAC completed its first strategic plan 2007 APAC passed the final local relocation compensation ordinances in the cities of Anoka Inver Grove Heights and Sunrise Estates before the passage of state legislation APAC lobbied the Minnesota Legislature to establish the Minnesota Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund providing a statewide guarantee of relocation compensation when a park closes to 180 000 residents in over 400 cities APAC successfully argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court that no park owner can prohibit residents or others from peacefully organizing assembling canvassing leafleting or otherwise expressing their right of free expression in parks APAC begins a national resident organizing project to promote resident leadership organizing and advocacy in other states and to develop strong local state and national homeowner associations APAC establishes its first Greater Minnesota based community organizer position located in Winona Headwaters Foundation for Justice awards APAC with the Allies for Justice Award APAC worked with Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund NNCDF to convert Bennett in Moorhead into the third resident owned park cooperative in Minnesota APAC researched and published policy reports documenting local relocation compensation ordinances passed by cities in Minnesota and case studies of racial disparities in manufactured home parks An intern through the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs HECUA program developed a video called Native Justice in fall 2007 which highlights issues confronted by Native American park residents in northern Minnesota 2008 APAC successfully lobbied the Minnesota Legislature to establish the Manufactured Home Lending Practices Bill a law that protects homeowners from predatory lending practices such as charging for services that aren t performed as well as extending the foreclosure process on manufactured homes giving homeowners more time and resources to prevent the loss of their homes For the second year in a row APAC hosted the Manufactured Home Owners Association of America MHOAA National Convention and continues to develop

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  • APAC Staff and Board of Directors | All Parks Alliance for Change
    in Beaver Lake Estates in Maplewood and is very interested in manufactured homes affordable housing issues She moved into the role of Office Support Tenant Advocate in 2016 She can be reached at denise at allparksallianceforchange dot org Beatriz Alcazar Beatriz joined APAC in January 2016 as a Community Organizer She is pursuing her Masters of Social Work from the University of Minnesota and earned a bachelor s degree at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park CA She can be reached at beatriz at allparksallianceforchange dot org Lao Yang Lao joined APAC first in September 2015 as an intern enrolled in the HECUA Inequality in America program and currently as a part time Community Organizer She is a junior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities pursuing her Bachelor s Degree in Family Social Science BS She can be reached at lao at allparksallianceforchange dot org Kerry Green Kerry has been with APAC as a part time Program Associate since September 2015 Her focus is working with the Manufactured Home Community Preservation project She is currently a Master of Nursing student at the University of Minnesota She can be reached at kerry at allparksallianceforchange dot org Owen Hawkins Owen joined APAC in January 2016 as a part time Program Associate He received his Masters of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and earned a bachelor s degree at Reed College in Portland OR He can be reached at owen at allparksallianceforchange dot org Thomas Siburg Thomas joined APAC in September 2014 as a Community Organizer and in January 2016 moved into the role of part time Communications Associate He received his Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and earned a bachelor s degree at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma WA Thomas is focused on community organizing and community development with an emphasis on racial social and economic justice through community empowerment and voice He can be reached at thomas at allparksallianceforchange dot org Emily Pirkl Emily joined APAC in February 2016 as an intern enrolled in the HECUA Inequality in America program She is a sophmore at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities pursuing her a Bachelor of Individualized Studies Psychology Sociology and Anthropology degree She can be reached at emily at allparksallianceforchange dot org Board of Directors Gary Babcock Gary Babcock President joined the board in 2011 as a resident of Arden Manor Arden Hills He is currently part of the Arden Manor Resident Association He has been a leader in the fight to protect his community from proposed expansions to highways bordering his community that would cause many of his neighbors to lose their homes He previously served as Board Secretary and First Vice President Jacki DeVore Jacki DeVore Board Treasurer joined the board in 2011 as a resident of Arden Manor Arden Hills She is currently the Midwest Area Vice President for the

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  • Our Supporters | All Parks Alliance for Change
    5525 Toll Free 1 855 361 2722 State Office 2380 Wycliff St 200 St Paul MN 55114 651 644 5525 Fax 651 523 0173 Get Directions Email Us Home Our Supporters Catholic Campaign for Human Development Christian Sharing Fund Corridors of Opportunity Civic Engagement Team F R Bigelow Foundation Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Initiative Foundation Minnesota State Bar Foundation North Dakota Consensus Council Otto Bremer Foundation St Paul Foundation St

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  • Links | All Parks Alliance for Change
    Currently over a dozen organizations are using the CLT model to provide affordable homeownership opportunities in Minnesota There are CLT s in cities suburbs and rural areas Homeownership Home Ownership Center http www hocmn org This site has been designed for Minnesotans interested in locating support and services to be successful homeowners Whether you re ready to buy today need some time to explore the possibility of owning your own home or are already a homeowner needing information regarding financial management or foreclosure prevention feel free to browse this site Public Agencies Attorney General http www ag state mn us The Office is the state s chief policy maker and law enforcer in the important areas of consumer protection antitrust enforcement and charities regulation The Office is also responsible for representing residential and small business utility consumers through participation in matters before the Public Utilities Commission The Office initiates and shapes a legislative agenda with proposals that include crime and violence prevention consumer protection and other relevant issues Minnesota Housing Finance Agency http www mhfa state mn us Committed to meeting Minnesotans needs for decent safe affordable homes and stronger communities HUD in Minnesota http www hud gov local index cfm state mn The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Other States State Homeowner Associations Arizona Arizona Association of Manufactured Home Owners http www aamho org California Golden State Manufactured Home Owners League http www gsmol org California California Mobilehome Owners Resource Action Association CMRAA http www cmraa org California Manufactured Home Owners Network http www mfghomeowners net California League of California Homeowners http www homeowners org Delaware Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association http www dmhoa org Florida Federation of Manufactured Home Owners of Florida http www fmo org Illinois Mobile Home Owners Association of Illinois http www mhoai org Michigan Manufactured Home Owners Legislative Association of Michigan http www molaofmi org Michigan Manufactured Homeowners Coalition of Michigan http www mocomofmi com Nevada Nevada Association of Manufactured Homeowners http www nvmha org New Hampshire Manufactured Home Owners and Tenants Association of New Hampshire http mota nh org Other New Hampshire Resources ROC NH ROC NH a program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund provides fair fixed rate loans and educational and technical support to build long term value and security for residents of New Hampshire s manufactured housing communities ROC NH is the only statewide program that works with homeowners and landlords to convert manufactured housing parks into communities that are owned and governed by residents ROC NH s financing educational and technical assistance help homeowners in resident owned communities build equity create stability develop leadership and strengthen their communities Cooperative Home Loans The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund s Cooperative Home Loan program the only one of its kind in the United States provides fixed rate single family mortgage loans in resident owned manufactured housing communities in New Hampshire New York Park Resident Home Owners Association http www prho com Ohio Association of Manufactured Home Residents

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  • Know Your Rights | All Parks Alliance for Change
    in park sale Requiring a resident or prospective resident to buy goods or services from a particular vendor including the park owner Requiring more than one occupant of a home to have an ownership interest in the home Parks cannot make rules that conflict with a resident s privacy within their home and freedom of expression within the park Park Rule Changes Law requires an owner to give residents 60 days written notice before changes take effect All change must be reasonable Any new rule that substantially modifies previous policies can only be enforced against new residents Substantial modification is defined as Significantly diminishing or eliminating the park owner s material obligation Significantly limiting resident s rights privileges or freedom of action Involving a significant new expense for a resident Rent Increase A park owner must give residents 60 days written notice of any rent increase and the owner may only increase the rent twice in 12 months Eviction There are only eight reasons for which a resident may be evicted Late rent or utility charges owed to the park Resident failure to comply with a law or government rule relating to manufactured home parks Breaking the terms of the lease or park rules Repeated violations of lease or park rules If the resident is significantly annoying or endangering other residents or park personnel If a park is going to close If it is necessary for the health and safety of the park Resident gives false information in the lease application Park Closing Park owner must provide a closure statement to local planning agency and each resident nine months before the planned closing The closure statement must say the park is closing and it must list replacement housing within 25 miles of the park as well as give estimates for

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  • Organize Your Community | All Parks Alliance for Change
    Citizen Lobbyist Sign up for E Mail Updates Contact Us Tenant Hotline Metro 651 644 5525 Toll Free 1 855 361 2722 State Office 2380 Wycliff St 200 St Paul MN 55114 651 644 5525 Fax 651 523 0173 Get Directions Email Us Home Programs Organize Your Community APAC has organized since 1980 to create a movement of powerful resident leaders who advance their vision for justice in manufactured home parks APAC works with homeowners to identify community issues unite neighbors around a common vision and develop powerful leaders who can influence decision makers set the agenda and win real changes for their community Recently homeowners have organized with APAC to Improve the safety of their park Pass city ordinances that guarantee compensation during park closings Stop a highway expansion that would have destroyed their community Elect their leaders to city council Challenge a rent increase To find out more about community organizing refer to APAC s Organizing Manual click on the links below or call and talk with one of our staff organizers Resident Associations Risk of Park Closings Housing Discrimination Mobile Justice Week Organizing Manual and Fundraising Manual Transportation and Your Community Tenant Remedies Actions up Resident Associations

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