‘Druggies, Pit Bulls, Shotguns at 2 AM’ – New Risks for Land Lease Communities During COVID Crisis Reported, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

DowJones3.27.2020ManufacturedHomeStockUpdatesBroaderMarketSnapshotAccording to an informed source, the steps being taken in Canada – which is in some cases are being established in the U.S. in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak has created new problems for the owner/operators of land lease manufactured home communities.

A specific comment from a pro-industry professional was the following: “So now those tenants who are so inclined can [in the wake of new regulations pausing evictions] stop paying rent, bring in their 7 druggie friends and 3 pit bulls, have loud parties and fire their shotguns at 2:00 am.” Ouch, but that is a reality that some will potentially face on both sides of the border.

In contrast to that is the report from an industry professional from Canada. On the day when the markets took another nosedive, but still is higher at the close of the week than the finish with the passage and signing of the $2Trillion dollar relief package, the news from Canada with respect to COVID19 issues for community professionals will be our featured focus this evening.



If you are an ethically minded investor or professional, wonderful. If you have been harmed or have benefited from this COVID19 crisis, either way, this report will have something for you.

Every evening our headlines that follow provide snapshots from two major media outlets on each side of the left-right news spectrum that reflect topics that influence or move investor sentiment. In moments on this business evening report, you can get ‘insights-at-a-glance.’

This report also sets the broader context for manufactured housing markets, in keeping with our mantra, “News through the lens of manufactured homes and factory-built housing” ©.

We begin with headlines left-of-center CNN followed by right-of-center Fox Business. We share closing tickers and other related data courtesy of Yahoo Finance, and more. 5 to 10 minutes reading this MHProNews market report every business night could save you 30 minutes to an hour of similar reading or fact-gathering elsewhere.

Perhaps more important, you will get insights about the industry from experts that care, but also dare to challenge the routine narrative that arguably keeps manufactured housing underperforming during an affordable housing crisis.

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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business

  • Stocks tumble
  • In this March 21, 2020 photo, a lone pedestrian walks his dog past the New York Stock Exchange as COVID-19 concerns empty a typically bustling downtown area in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced sweeping orders Friday that will severely restrict gatherings of any size for the state’s more than 19 million residents and will require workers in nonessential businesses to stay home.
  • LIVE UPDATES Dow closes lower Friday but still posts its best week since 1938
  • LISTEN Billionaire hedge fund chief: Shut down the economy for a month
  • $50 billion airline bailout won’t be enough to save US industry
  • Boeing will seek federal help — but won’t give taxpayers a stake
  • Wealthy real estate developers like Trump score a huge tax break in the stimulus bill
  • Walmart sees a rise in sales for tops, but not bottoms during crisis
  • American craft brewers were already in trouble. Then came coronavirus
  • Opinion: These taxpayers won’t get stimulus checks. That’s unjust
  • Automakers are racing to make ventilators. But it’s not that easy
  • Americans are panic buying food for their pets
  • Apple and the CDC release coronavirus screening app and website
  • How small business owners may benefit from the $2 trillion in federal aid
  • Trump in crisis mode uses Hannity interview to attack the media and Democratic governors
  • Hundreds of journalists are being laid off, right when the public needs them the most
  • Lisa Su in Austin, TX.
  • From the brink of bankruptcy to a 1,300% stock gain: How this CEO turned around her company
  • BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – MARCH 26: A seamstress trims the profile of a protective face mask at 575Factory plant on March 24, 2020 in Budapset, Hungary. 575Factory is a manufacturing company producing triathlon and sport clothes. Following the novel Coronavirus outbreak in Hungary, 575Factory has converted its industrial activities to patent and produce a high-tech, protective face mask for civil use.
  • Opinion: 5 lessons from WWII that we can use to fight coronavirus
  • Zoom’s massive ‘overnight success’ actually took 9 years
  • CoVent is a new ventilator specifically designed by Dyson and TTP. It meets the clinician-led specifications, to address the explicit clinical needs of Covid-19 patients.
  • Dyson is making 15,000 ventilators to fight the pandemic
  • UK government orders 10,000 ventilators from Dyson
  • Ford, 3M and GE team up to make ventilators
  • 3M CEO: Our masks shouldn’t be showing up in stores
  • This startup is racing to produce ventilators
  • LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES – 2020/02/25: American Airlines aircrafts seen at Los Angeles International Airport. (Photo by Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
  • A flight attendant dies, and colleagues are ‘very much on edge’
  • Airlines are cutting middle seats and beverage service
  • Should domestic air travel be grounded?
  • Emirates Group suspending most passenger flights
  • United Airlines poised to slash payroll costs without quick bailout


Headlines from right-of-center Fox Business

  • Dow slips after massive 3 day rally coincides with $2T coronavirus aid package
  • S. equity markets stumbled Friday as a House vote on the $2 trillion relief package remained in limbo.
  • House passes historic $2T stimulus in virus response, sends to Trump
  • Pence: US will be reopened ‘responsibly’
  • Full list: Companies hiring right now
  • Businesses stepping up to meet shortages
  • Celebrity chef offers free hand sanitizer
  • Giant retailer forced to slash hours
  • Mnuchin: Relief could keep 50% at work
  • These businesses are still open
  • Should you wait to file 2019 tax returns?
  • List of CEOs foregoing pay
  • What needs to happen after Congress’ $2T stimulus package
  • MLB preps new schedule, pay changes as pandemic hits season’s start
  • GM adds second factory for coronavirus ventilator as Trump hammers company
  • How much coronavirus treatment costs, even if you have insurance
  • Coronavirus relief deal includes carve outs for lawmakers, big money groups
  • Coronavirus forces NCAA to make massive $375M cut to school payouts
  • Coronavirus makes water shut offs a great danger for millions of Americans
  • Veteran-owned company making coronavirus masks for ‘pennies’
  • Can gun stores open during coronavirus?
  • Oil plunges again after talks stall between Saudis, Russians
  • Need coronavirus cash relief now? How your 401(k) can help
  • Coronavirus sends luxury real estate rental market soaring
  • World facing ‘scary’ condom shortage that could last months
  • ‘Concert for America’ to show America ‘connected via living rooms’
  • Great change in many Americans’ diet taking place amid coronavirus
  • Zuckerberg, Gates join forces in coronavirus fight
  • Gyms still charging members despite coronavirus-related closures
  • Nestle offers employees sweet deal amid coronavirus crisis
  • 3-D printers create coronavirus medical supplies, ventilators with help from angel investor
  • 3-D printers create coronavirus medical supplies, ventilators with help from angel investor
  • NYC mayor thanks Musk for coronavirus ventilator production
  • Google promises $800M in coronavirus aid to small businesses, other groups
  • These companies actually paying employees more during the coronavirus crisis
  • Dow’s shortest bear market shows coronavirus can be curtailed
  • Meghan Markle, Prince Harry hire Melinda Gates staffer for new philanthropic venture
  • US has most coronavirus cases in world — these are hardest-hit areas
  • Trump slams GM over slow ventilator production
  • Scientists throw cold water on fast-acting coronavirus tests
  • Coronavirus doctor explains why she has ‘never felt so deeply distraught’
  • Coronavirus causes historic drop in China’s industrial profits
  • Eli Lilly CEO: Developing potential coronavirus treatment at ‘lightning speed’
  • How this union found 39 million coronavirus masks in 5 days
  • Coronavirus forces Cheesecake Factory to furlough 41K workers
  • Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, fighting ‘mild symptoms’
  • Kelly says coronavirus could kill him, asks to be released from jail
  • Trump, China’s Xi discussed coronavirus Thursday night
  • Trump says energy industry poised to recover
  • WATCH: How to pause your mortgage payments during coronavirus
  • Outbreak hits home for New York as virus claims lives of ‘hero’ public servants
  • Why coronavirus pandemic is boosting sales for grocers in wealthy enclaves
  • Coronavirus cases top half a million, protective gear lacking: WHO
  • Star of popular true crime show is asking President Trump for help
  • Exotic posted the public plea on his Facebook page.
  • Coronavirus losses drive car dealers to online sales push
  • Coronavirus relief may help gold miners strike mother lode
  • Trump reveals how much coronavirus relief is costing US
  • Coronavirus cases top half a million, protective gear lacking: WHO


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The Manufactured Home Park Owners of Alliance of British Columbia (MHPOABC | www.mhpo.com) sent their members the following message on 3.27.2020, which their executive director Al Kemp provided to MHProNews. It provides a snapshot of challenges that they are facing north of the border in the wake of the global COVID19 pandemic.


What’s New – and Unknown – at 11:30 am March 27.

I’ve just heard from the RTB Executive Director about the amount of work they have to do to make sure implementation of the government’s announcements are can be correctly and fairly done, through regulations, policies and processes.  I’m sure the RTB will let stakeholders such as me know as soon as their work is complete and ready for guidance to landlords and tenants as we all try to cope with this unprecedented health crisis.

Here are the details as I know them today:


Rent payments

Tenants are still required to pay their full rent.

If tenants have lost their jobs, had their hours reduced, have to stay at home because quarantined, or to care for children or the sick, they are eligible for rent subsidy payments from both the federal and provincial governments.


Federal:  By applying for employment insurance benefits, eligible tenants can receive up to $2000 a month for the next four months to be used to pay rent.  I believe this money will be paid directly to the tenants. The government is calling this the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

Google CERB for more information.


Provincial:  By submitting their EI documents to BC Housing, eligible tenants can receive a one-time payment of up to $1000 plus up to $500 a month for the next four months. The up to $500 will be paid by BC Housing direct to the tenant’s landlord.  I don’t know if that also applies to the up to $1000 one-time payment. BC Housing will not have their application portal available until April 15!

I assume the federal money will be paid per tenant.  The provincial money could be by tenant or by unit.  At this point, 11:30 am, March 27, the Residential Tenancy Branch has said nothing about anything!

Bottom line: Be as flexible as reasonable with respect to April’s rent as both governments need time to set up the systems and issue the payments. Each situation being different and it’s important that you tell your tenant what is acceptable, not the other way around. Use the deferred rent payment agreement form available to members on the MHPOABC website and sent to my clients earlier this week.


Entering and Showing Rental Units and Sites

Somewhat buried in the politicians’ announcements was a statement that tenants now can refuse landlord entry to their rental units, except in the case of emergency. This one is understandable, particularly with respect to showings to prospective tenants or purchasers. I wouldn’t want strangers coming into my home right now. I don’t know if this will apply to manufactured home park owners relative to entering residents’ sites.


. . . Al Kemp

MHPOABC | www.mhpo.com


Additional insights from the evolving issue in the U.S. are found in the reports linked below.

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