‘Announcing!’ ‘Manufactured Community Owners’ Association of America’ ‘Finally Bringing Fight To Manufactured Home Community Sector of the Industry’ – plus Sunday Weekly Manufactured Housing Headlines Review  


There are some things you simply can’t make up, but which others voluntarily provide. The headline above is based upon the article found herein via the affable Kurt Kelley’s most recent quarterly issue of Manufactured Housing Review (MHR) (Q1.2022). When doing something as important as “Announcing!” a purportedly new national trade group that says it will represent manufactured home community owners, every word should matter. So, one might think that an apparently professional author and whomever his allies in manufactured housing are would get the headline for their announcement finely honed. Or perhaps that headline is a type of Freudian slip? “Announcing!” said “The Manufactured Community Owners’ Association of America” who say they are “Finally Bringing Fight to the Manufactured Home Community Sector of the Industry.” Should that latter be phrased as “Fight to,” as MHR published, or better yet “Fight for” or “Fight on Behalf of” “the Manufactured Home Community Sector of the Industry”?!?




That seems like an oddly phrased announcement and introduction indeed, as this fact-check and analysis will unpack.

Quoting at length from the “MCOAA” should not be misunderstood as an endorsement in any sense. That said, their own words will be presented to industry pros so they can experience “We Provide, You Decide” © reports and analysis in action.

Part of the featured image includes the name of the person who will supposedly be the public face of this organization. “Benjamin Ivry, the voice of MCOAA” says the caption under his photo.

That photo is associated with an author who has written on a range of issues that for the most part have little or nothing to do with manufactured housing. Who is Benjamin Ivry? What connections does he have with manufactured housing in general, or manufactured home land-lease communities in particular? Further below, evidence of that will be examined. Ivry, and Kurt Kelly have been directly contacted to seek answers to those inquiries. So too has Frank Rolfe and Dave Reynolds, which will be part of what follows.

Let’s present the balance of what “the voice of MCOAA” had to say via MHR, before exploring the obvious questions that manufactured housing professionals and media ought to be asking.

But note that the very premise of Ivry’s pitch implies that the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) is not defending the industry from outside attacks. MCOAA says it will “immediately” bring “fight” to defend the industry against problematic reporting.


From MHR’s article following the image collage above is the following copy. The MHProNews fisking or analysis of that will follow.

Per Ivry via MHR:

“The manufactured home community industry is finally garnering the respect it has always deserved – except in one key area: there are limited industry Rebuttals to an endless sea of negative narratives in the media and city, state and federal government. The concept of “turn the other cheek” sounds good, but the reality is that it just gets you struck on the other side of your face.

MHC owners have had to suffer through a hostile political landscape long enough without any opposing views being expressed. How many disgusting articles have we all read or watched – from John Oliver to the New Yorker – yet the industry remains silent? And how many more will come our way from our lack energy in this regard? In an attempt to fill this simple but important void, the Manufactured Community Owners’ Association of America (MCOAA) has been formed. Our mission is simple:

  • Effective immediately, we will fight back against any negative article, speech, or newscast by publishing opposing viewpoints and working to link these with conservative publications that appreciate the role of business and are not afraid to point out the anti‐affordable housing crowd in most American media.

But how can we accomplish this? How can we actually battle MHAction and publications that support the concept that landlords are evil, and that capitalism is a sin? Here’s our plan:

  • As soon as any negative piece on the mobile home park industry is identified, we will immediately call on a number of prominent industry professionals to write articles or produce videos that offer the opposing viewpoint.
  • We will use every available technique to then get these counterpoints to the top of Google through search engine optimization. The goal will be for our articles to rank just as high – or higher – than the negative piece.
  • Meanwhile, we will be working hard with outreach to pro‐business publications to produce positive media reviews of our important niche within the affordable housing industry.
  • We are also pleased to announce that we have purchased the domain MHAction.com, and will be providing counterpoints to all of their initiatives on this website, so that a fair and balanced opinion can be found on what is currently an unreasonable and non‐productive narrative.
  • Effective with our next issue, the Manufactured Housing Review magazine will become the official publication of the MCOAA.

So, what can you do to support this effort? It will cost money to enact this agenda – not much but a little. We have priced our memberships at $120 per year. We are hoping to initially get 100 mobile home park owners to join, which will generate around $1,000 per month in revenue, all of which will be used to promote our media agenda. As our membership grows, we will simply ramp up our media blitz efforts.

Benjamin Ivry, the voice of MCOAA staff@manufacturedhousingreview.com ##

That copy was followed by a sign-up form in MHReview for possible new members to this ‘trade association.’

Unpacking the Claims from Research and Known Facts

In no particular order of importance are the following points to consider.

  • It should be noted that Kurt Kelley and staff@manufacturedhousingreview.com were contacted on 3.18.2022 with questions about the above. As of 1.23 PM ET on 3.19.2022, there was no response.
  • The oddly named MCOAA said it has reserved the MHAction.com website address to rebut that organization’s claims about manufactured housing. Here is what the MHAction.com website revealed on the date and time shown.
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  • An image search using Google reveals this photo of Ivry, which is seemingly the same as was used by MHR.
If MCOAA gets legs more information has been developed on Ivry than what is published in this report. That info may become part of a follow up.
  • Ivry appears to be an author, which is not a problem. But where is his expertise or experience in manufactured housing in general? Or manufactured homes in particular? The only other item that a Google search of Ivry’s name on the date/time shown below that is connected to manufactured housing was a press release by Ivry that was apparently republished by Kelley’s MHR. See that in today’s postscript, because it has yet another interesting set of curious revelations.
  • Beyond question, the MCOAA’s claim of ‘bringing the fight to’ manufactured home communities is at a minimum a slam against the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). How so? They imply that fight is not currently being presented very often: “there are limited industry Rebuttals to an endless sea of negative narratives in the media and city, state and federal government.” What Ivry doesn’t say is that most genuine “rebuttals” that exist are mostly found on MHProNews.com and MHLivingNews.com. But “rebuttals” published by our platforms still hold industry professionals to account while calling into question disconnects between MHAction, which is seemingly funded via dark money channels by the Warren Buffett funded NoVo Foundation, George Soros and others who routinely back specific RINOs, numbers of Democrats, or the political left.

“When Wall Street Came to My Mobile Home Park” RHP Properties, Brookfield, Manufactured Housing Institute Firms Ripped via Dark Money Funding-Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, George Soros– Video, Analysis

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MHAction Demand Letter to Impact Communities’ Dave Reynolds, Frank Rolfe’s Partner, Calls on Manufactured Housing Institute to Cancel Impact Communities MHI Membership – “Hypocrisy Anyone?”

  • As some of the headlines below reveal, there is an ongoing stream of commentary and reports by various sources that are problematic for manufactured housing. Ivry said they will start “immediately” to fight those reports and that they will seek page 1 Google results in that effort. Curiously, MCOAA isn’t even found on Google, much less any rebuttal by MCOAA of any negative news about manufactured housing or manufactured home communities.
  • As the postscript today should further evidence, there is every reason to believe that this so-called ‘trade group’ is a false flag operation. Wikipedia defines a false flag as follows: “A false flag operation is an act committed with the intent of disguising the actual source of responsibility and pinning blame on another party. The term “false flag” originated in the 16th century as a purely figurative expression to mean “a deliberate misrepresentation of someone’s affiliation or motives”.”

Don’t miss today’s fact- and insight-packed postscript. All true blue MHI cheerleaders and members should particularly find it of interest.

With no further adieu, here are the headlines for the MHVille reports and analysis for the week that was between 3.13 to 3.20.2022.

What’s New on MHLivingNews


What’s New from Washington, D.C. From MHARR

Court Denies Government Request to Stay Injunction Against Manufactured Housing Energy Rule https://manufacturedhousingassociationregulatoryreform.org/court-denies-government-request-to-stay-injunction-against-manufactured-housing-energy-rule/

What’s New on the Masthead


What’s New on the Words of Wisdom


What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

Saturday 3.19.2022

Ex-BlackRock Exec-Millennials Have Vietnam War Level Deaths 2nd Half 2021, ‘Data Reveal Disturbing Trend of COVID Jab’ – Malone Warns COVID19 Policies Driven by Monopolies; plus MHVille Markets

Friday 3.18.2022

Split Among Democrats, Political Left on USA Oil Drilling Revealed, FB on Biden, Surprising Poll on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issue Impacting Manufactured Housing; plus MHVille Markets Updates

Thursday 3.17.2022

Burying Lead? Manufactured Home Community (MHC) Research Reveals MHC Owners Losing Money While Roaring Biden-Era Inflation, Predatory Operators Pressure Residents; plus MHVille Markets

Wednesday 3.16.2022

Construction News Today-‘MHI Does Not Represent Entire Industry’ Manufactured Housing Assoc Slams Manufactured Housing Institute on Energy Rule, Homestar’s Jayar Daily Redux; MHVille Markets

Tuesday 3.15.2022

State by State Manufactured Housing New Manufactured Home Production & Shipment Data Jan 2022 – MH Industry Facts, Figures Insights; plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

Monday 3.14.2022

God Speaks, Defeating Gaslighting in America, CNN Editor on ‘Brutal’ Biden Numbers, Trump CPAC Speech – Video with Transcript – Plus Sunday Weekly MHVille Headlines in Review

Sunday 3.13.2022

‘We’re in a Long-Term Housing Shortage’ – Realtor.com’s Chief Economist Danielle Hale – Millions of Units Needed, MHI’s New Hire – Manufactured Housing Opportunities Knock; Sunday Headlines Recap


Before diving into the wrap up on the so-called trade association that has been dubbed the MCOAA – Manufactured Community Owners’ Association of America – let’s run through some facts as of 6.14 PM ET and later on 3.19.2022.

  • 1) There is no evidence of a website online with the name “Manufactured Community Owners Association of America.”


  • 2) Even presuming author Benjamin Ivry is a nice fellow, there doesn’t seem to be any apparent evidence of his having experience in manufactured home communities, or manufactured housing more generally.
  • 3) Given an opportunity for clarity and transparency on this issue, neither Kurt Kelley, who published and is thus promoting this ‘association,’ nor Ivry have replied to emails sent on 3.18 and a follow up email hours earlier on 3.19.
  • 4) Let’s see what those emails said to see if that may have influenced why there was no reply.


from: L. A. Tony Kovach for MHProNews
to: Benjamin Ivry via Gmail.com and
Benjamin Ivry @ sbcglobal.net
date: Mar 19, 2022, 12:27 PM
subject: Benjamin Ivry, media outreach about your announced manufactured home community trade group


I’ve been doing some background research for a planned report, which we would like your direct input on. First, please confirm or clarify if this person on Wikipedia is or is not you?

Benjamin Ivry is an American writer on the arts, broadcaster and translator.

Ivry is author of biographies of Francis PoulencArthur Rimbaud, and Maurice Ravel, as well as a poetry collection, Paradise for the Portuguese Queen. The latter contains poems that first appeared in, among other places, The New Yorker, the London Review of BooksThe SpectatorAmbit Magazine, and The New Republic.

He has also translated books from the French by authors such as André GideJules VerneWitold Gombrowicz, and Balthus. Ivry has written about the arts for a variety of periodicals including The New York ObserverThe New York SunNew England ReviewThe EconomistThe Wall Street JournalNewsweekTimeNew StatesmanThe New York TimesBloomberg.com, and The Washington Post.


Then, kindly confirm or clarify if the press release below is yours?



The website posted in that press release above doesn’t appear to have an active webpage.


This site can’t be reached

Check if there is a typo in www.rvhmanagement.com

If that website has a typo, please provide the correct URL or web address.
Next, please advise what experience you have in the manufactured home sector? 
Third, do you have anyone beyond MHReview that you are working with on this announced trade group of yours? 
Is the Manufactured Community Owners’ Association of America (MCOAA) a nonprofit? 
Is MCOAA a for profit business? 
Does MCOAA have a board of directors or manufactured housing experienced advisers? If so, who are they?
At this time, Google reports: No results found for “Manufactured Community Owners’ Association of America”.
By way of introduction, we are the runaway largest and most-read trade media serving manufactured housing. Our most recent x2 weekly emailed headline news is below.
For our mutual accuracy, please type your reply below each question. There are no word limits. Relevant attachments are welcomed. As it appears – based on the examples above – that you are a writer, you understand deadlines. We plan a report for tomorrow morning, and would request a reply as soon as possible. 
Thank you.
Tony … ##
As of 6.44 PM ET on 3.19.2022 there has been no reply. A previous email was sent via the email address provided by MHReview. No reply. Is that going to be how the self-proclaimed ‘voice’ of manufactured home community owners going to be fighting on behalf of the industry and its reputation?
  • 5) Kurt Kelley, no reply on questions via email on 3.18.2022 regarding Ivry or this new so-called trade group.
  • 6) There are reasons to suspect that Frank Rolfe and Dave Reynolds may be involved in this so-called trade group. So, the following email was sent. The email below was followed up by a text message to Rolfe to make sure he saw it and replied in a timely fashion.
from: L. A. Tony Kovach for MHProNews
to: Dave Reynolds via mhpfunds.com
Frank Rolfe via @gmail.com
date: Mar 19, 2022, 12:51 PM
subject: Dave and Frank, Media request for comments, clarity and transparency “Benjamin Ivry, the voice of MCOAA”
Frank and Dave,
As you may or may not know, Kurt Kelley’s newest issue of MHR has an article by Benjamin Ivry that includes this pull quote:

“And how many more [John Oliver/Mobile Homes to New Yorker “disgusting articles” “while the industry remains silent?”] will come our way from our lack energy in this regard? In an attempt to fill this simple but important void, the Manufactured Community Owners’ Association of America (MCOAA) has been formed.

Our mission is simple:
Effective immediately, we will fight back against any negative article, speech, or newscast by publishing opposing viewpoints and working to link these with conservative publications that appreciate the role of business and are not afraid to point out the anti‐affordable housing crowd in most American media.”
For the record, please, but off the record if you specifically so indicate in your response.    Please type your reply below the question.
Q1) What connection, if any, do you have with Benjamin Ivry and “the Manufactured Community Owners’ Association of America (MCOAA)?
Q2) Beyond periodically contributing an article to Kurt Kelley’s MHReview, please outline your ties to Kelley and/or his publication.
Q3) What do you think of Ivry’s proclaimed mission of “Effective immediately, we will fight back against any negative article, speech, or newscast by publishing opposing viewpoints and working to link these with conservative publications that appreciate the role of business and are not afraid to point out the anti‐affordable housing crowd in most American media.”
Q4) What do you know about Benjamin Ivry and his experience in manufactured housing or trade associations?
While you are invited to comment on any recent report (see below), our specific and time- sensitive ask are for the inquiries above.
Please type your replies below each question above for our mutual clarity and accuracy in reporting.
We plan to report on this on Sunday early AM, so a prompt turn around today is requested. If you reply after 4 PM today, please text me to let me know that you’ve sent an emailed reply. My cell number is below.
Thank you,
Tony for MHProNews.com … ##
As of 6.45 PM ET on 3.19.2022 there has been no response from Reynolds, Rolfe, nor from a team member of theirs who was blind copied.  One must keep in mind that if Rolfe and Reynolds are involved, they have previously been charged by mainstream media with deceptive trade practices that purportedly aimed at gaming the online rating system.

The duo has also created a ‘nonprofit’ that appears to exist for the purpose of burnishing their flaccid image with consumers.

• 7) Those pointed noted, and there could be several more raised, at the foundation of this laughably bizarre “Announcing!” rollout of this ‘trade group’ a clearly implied criticism of MHI.  One should keep in mind that Rolfe, and Reynolds, have done so repeatedly. Some examples are shown.

The principle of separating wheat from the chaff must be used with Frank Rolfe and all others. In quoting Rolfe, we are not endorsing his business practices, but rather pointing out an apt statement that criticizes the association he himself is a member of today.

This isn’t the first time that Kelley’s MHR has published items that de facto ripped MHI, though they may not have intended them to do so. One of those reports ripped MHI, but also raised concerns via Senator Elizabeth Warren’s claims and questions about Rolfe and Reynolds backers.


• 8) The bottom line appears to be that several MHI members have publicly laid into MHI for its failure to defend the industry and its image. But perhaps as or more important is the fact that it is often a cast of ‘usual suspects’ that happen to be MHI members who are involved in these behaviors. MHI’s promises to have a meaningful “Code of Ethical Conduct’ or a public relations person that actually does something measurably positive is lacking.

It is apparent in hindsight that Tim Williams arguably correct statement has not been followed up by matching behavior. 

The apparent duplicity involving MHI and several MHI members has been carefully documented by MHProNews and our sister site for years. MHProNews will monitor this problematic at best, perhaps corrupt effort for a new national manufactured housing community organization. There is more, but for now: our advice? Hold onto your wallet if asked to join this and have to pay for this mostly invisible and apparently opaque MCOAA. ##


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Our son has grown quite a bit since this 12.2019 photo. All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in our manufactured housing industry related concerns. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included the Constitution of the United States, bottled water, and other goodies.

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.com.

Tony earned a journalism scholarship and earned numerous awards in history and in manufactured housing.

For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com.

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