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DO IT THIS WEEK! Register for the MH/OSTA Convention

October 17 is the deadline to register for the 2018 annual meeting for the reduced price of $15 this year. Registrations received after that date will be $20. Send name of each person attending plus $15 for each person to MH/OSTA, P.O. Box 24958, Eugene, OR 97402.

Details about  the Meeting
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
Where: The Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove, Oregon

If you'd like to spend Friday night, call (541) 942-2491 no later than Oct. 17 to reserve a room at a special rate for OSTA members.  RV spots also available.

Directions: From I-5 take Exit 174 east on Row river Rd about 2 blocks to the resort. Plan time to visit the lovely gardens at the Village Green. Also "Shrek, the Musical" is playing across the street at the Cottage Theater.

Information Needed

Someone going to the meeting in Ashland on Oct. 4 please volunteer to take notes for publication in the Dec. 1 OSTA Quarterly Review. If you send me your notes, I can put them together for you.
Also....
Chapter Presidents: Please identify yourselves. The OSTA board voted to give you free memberships as long as you serve as president of your chapter. Send your names to me, please, and let me know when your term is up. We won't be rescinding dues but will push you ahead a year if you've paid recently.
--Jane Capron, board secretary
capron.jane@gmail.com
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The 2018 Oregon Manufactured Housing Conference

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - Ashland, Oregon

NOAH is once again pleased to convene the 2018 Manufactured Housing conference!
The 2018 Southern Oregon Manufactured Housing Conference is an exploration of the increasingly important role manufactured housing plays in our communities. We’ve put together an agenda covering a variety of topics designed to build the capacity of those committed to preserving this critical infrastructure in Jackson and Josephine counties. A range of topics will be presented designed to inspire and motivate you with new ideas. Among others, we’ll cover financing and infrastructure, energy efficiency programs, homebuyer education and policy updates. Bring your team (or just bring yourself). Download the conference summary here.
Hosted by State Representative Pam Marsh (D-District 5), join housing experts, policy makers, residents, advocates, and local planning and community development staff as we spend the day learning about best practices to promote manufactured housing.

Agenda

Delivering Solutions: Best Practices - Innovative Approaches
We’ve put together an agenda covering a variety of topics designed to build the capacity of those committed to preserving this critical infrastructure in Jackson and Josephine counties. A range of topics are being presented designed to inspire and motivate you with new ideas. Among others, we’re covering financing and infrastructure, energy efficiency programs, home buyer education and policy updates. Download the full agenda here.
This event would not be possible without the financial support of our sponsors. Thank you!
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December 2017 Manufactured Housing Landlord/Tenant Coalition Meeting

The December Manufactured Housing Landlord/Tenant Coalition Meeting will have a change in venue.  We will be meeting in TIGARD at the offices of Multifamily NW at 16083 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road #105, Tigard, OR  97224, from 9AM to 12 noon.

We will be continuing the topic of enforcement.  There is always the opportunity to share information.

It is important for home owners to have a voice at the coalition.  It is through this process that bills get introduced to the legislature and our rights can be protected.  We invite and urge you to attend.

Questions?  Contact osta.blog.editor1@gmail.com

The Winter OSTA Quarterly Review

The Winter OSTA Quarterly Review has been published and is on the website.  The photos in the paper edition are extremely dark and the editor will be discussing that problem with the Press.  Those who read the email copy get clear photos and color.  There is an error.  Deanna Vaughn, who is listed in the page 2 directory maintains the membership list and can be reached at this corrected email address:  Ordiva123@gmail,com.  This correct email address will be listed in the Spring issue.  Your district directors are the best people to contact if you have questions.  You can also call our 800 number.

Next Manufactured Housing Landlord/Tenant Coalition Meeting

The next Manufactured Housing Landlord/Tenant Coalition meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY, October 25th from 10am to 1pm at the Valley River Inn in Eugene, the site of the HMCO annual conference.

The agenda has not yet been sent out, but we do know that the discussion about enforcement will continue and Nancy Inglehart will give a presentation on the Washington State Manufactured/Mobile Home Dispute Resolution Program model.

The coalition meetings can be attended by any interested stakeholders, and welcomes input for discussion.

OSTA 2017 Annual Meeting

Stepping UP
OSTA's  2017 Annual Meeting held in Salem was both informative and fun.  The theme this year was Stepping Up, encouraging members to step up the the challenge to become more active, share their talents and built membership.  Senator Sara Gelser, chair of the Senate Human Services Committee, gave a keynote addressing topics of rent stabilization and the SB 277 which passed recently.  She offered advise on how to get our legislators involved in hearing our concerns.  John VanLandingham spoke on the Manufactured Housing Landlord/Tenant Coalition's history and moving forward to addressing the issue of enforcement, a main concern of home owners, in this year's meetings.  Breakout sessions covered Understanding Your Contracts, Option to Purchase, How to Conduct a Meeting and Membership Building. We also had a junior reporter in attendance who interviewed Senator Gelser.  Our silent auction had many wonderful items including paintings, gift baskets, and handmade quilts.  A soup and salad lunch was served and Jane and Rita entertained us with another one of their humorous takes on being on the OSTA board.  We also conducted our annual meeting which included election of board directors. The members also voted in a Bylaw amendment replacing an annual audit with a two member review of the financial books.
John VanLandingham talking about the Coalition
Sam Inglehart interviewing Senator Gelser



Rita and Jane entertaining us with a song.