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Dear Friends,

Before the Happy Holidays, you should be able to read the latest OSTA Quarterly Review on the web site. We're no longer able to post it here on the blog. Everything else you need is here, though, including the PayPal account for those of you who prefer to charge your dues and donations. Look on the left of your screen where it says "subscribe" to make a charge. Also on the web page you can see pictures of our two new board members, Deanna and Sheryl.

We don't make many changes on the web site because it's pretty expensive to do so. We'd like you to rely on the blog, which isn't expensive to maintain. Notice at the top of the web page that there's a link to the blog. All you have to do is click on it and Voila! you'll be connected to this blog.

Speaking of donations, unless you specify otherwise, all donations go to Helping Hands, our program to help members age in place. We'll be encouraging members to check the steps and railings leading into their homes. Loose railings and rotting wood steps can cause accidents, so you may need a Helping Hand to have steps and railings fixed or replaced. Give your district director a call for guidance in how to apply. Or call our answering service: 1-800-423-9371 and say you want to talk to Jane about Helping Hands. Also remember OSTA is a non-profit organization, so any donations you make are tax deductible.

We're encouraging all our state board members to occasionally post something on this blog. It works like Facebook, so you can comment on the posts, if you want, or ask questions. Nancy administers the blog, so don't expect to put any ads on it or forward any scams. She won't allow that. I'm hoping for new messages at least once a week. Posting on the blog is my New Year's Resolution, so stayed tuned. Meanwhile, Feliz Navidad to you all. And if you don't celebrate Christmas, I wish you happiness in the new year.      --Jane



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.