“Fed Up” – Havenpark Communities – Residents Rant “Raw Sewage” “Gunshots,” Terrible Streets, “Flying Axes” – Insider Insights


The KCCI Iowa TV News’ headline says about the Havenpark Communities owned “Mobile home community fed up with raw sewage, gunshots and flying axes” with the nomenclature glitch in the original. Will the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) react to this, or will they again ignore this fresh apparent violation of their so-called Rules of Ethical Conduct incident by an MHI member too?

On June 7, 2021 in BERWICK, Iowa, KCCI reported that: Residents living in Sunnybrook mobile home park say they’ve had to deal with raw sewage, gunshots and flying axes with little help from the property management on site.”

It’s nasty. I don’t want to live like this,” Randy Atess told KCCI about sewage flowing from pipes for a week.

After KCCI’s morning visit to Sunnybrook, that afternoon, Havenpark reportedly sent out a crew in the afternoon to fix the pipe and put the Atess family in a hotel for the night.

Neighbors of Atess say there’s a list of issues that Havenpark Communities are not addressing. Zach Sessions lives in Sunnybrook. He said their roads are in such poor condition that people driving on them often scrape the bottom of the vehicles.

Havenpark Communities said they are planning on road-work in mid-July. Havenpark has a statement that says, “At Havenpark Communities, our mission is to make caring communities attainable for responsible residents across America. We acquire, improve, and operate manufactured home communities.” Measure that claim by Havenpark against the stories from Sunnybrook.

Or ponder others in the collection of videos and reports about Havenpark that follow.

Is this MHI’s idea of image building? At what stage will they invoke the window-dressing of their Code of Ethical conduct?  After all, Havenpark is one of several MHI connected firms that are stirring up state and national level legislation that when passed could impact all communities, not just Havenpark or MHI members.



Back to Berwick and Sunnybrook, Sessions claims another resident was waving a gun in the air with children around. When he attempted to calm the man down, he grabbed another weapon.

He grabs a two-sided overhand axe out his yard with axe blades on both sides and overhead tomahawks it across the street at me,” Sessions said.

KCCI showed video of a gunshot that penetrated a manufactured home. The bullet traveled through numerous rooms, which that homeowner showed the cameraman and reporter. Sessions said those friends in the Sunnybrook Havenpark-owned development occurred during the Memorial Day weekend.

Fortunately, no one was home.

The resident filed a police report. But she says she can’t get assistance from management.

It’s impossible to get ahold of management. She still hasn’t called me about the bullet hole,” Lawson said.

Sean King with Havenpark Communities said he hadn’t heard of the bullet piercing a resident’s home or the axe being thrown at another resident, but said “safety of residents is first and foremost.”

Quite apart from this report, is this video collection, which is followed by sample reviews of Havenpark from employees and consumers via various platforms as shown.


Just Part of the Multi-Year “Proud Member of MHI” – “Havenpark Collection” of YouTube, Other Videos







How does that sampling of mainstream news videos stack up against Kevin Clayton’s on camera statement from a decade ago that they were ready to do a national image building campaign? Is that the image campaign Clayton and MHI have in mind?

If not, then when will they begin to invoke their so-called MHI code of ethical conduct against such behavior?

MHI will not answer that question. But their insiders have.

MHI’s apparent failure to engage on troubling issues is hardly a surprise. The 700 word report below provides 4 quick examples of MHI apparently ducking out on accountability for their own performance, or lack thereof.



Back to Havenpark specifically, the following are noteworthy factoids from insiders at the company and residents rating the “proud member” of MHI firm.


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Sample Reviews of Havenpark Communities from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website.

  • QuoteMarkMHProNewsMark H

(1 star)


“Havenpark Communities Ohio has been a disappointment. They acquired this property about a year ago, and have attempted to transform an old rundown trailer park into a manufactured home “community.” They originally marketed it as 55-plus community but they are moving in people who are not 55. False advertising. The property manager refuses to allow any access to ownership over her, so we can formally complain about safety and health issues. Residents have now complained to the city and health department as well as the state.


  • Red

(1 star)


I really thought this was going to be the last move of my lifetime but NO way ! I am so thankful I did not buy and am only renting . I wish I could leave. Although the home is perfect for me and very pretty, the company is full of lies! The property is disgusting, unkept, and honestly very depressing and it is very clear that complaints fall on deaf ear

  • Heather B

(1 star)


Horrible, despicable company. Do not recommend in any way, shape or form

  • Jim F

(1 star)


I have NEVER in my life seems such rampant disregard for peoples’ welfare. I rent from them and get nothing in return but lies and increased bills. Too bad I have to give them 1 star. They need -5.”

Time will tell if MHI will continue to embrace such reports, all while claiming to be working to improve the image of the manufactured housing industry and community living. See the MHI and their major brands track record plus new revelations in the in depth report below.




Next, is our evening market report and related left-right headlines.


The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates.  Plus, Market Moving Left (CNN) – Right (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this business daily report has recently been modified, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. The headlines that follow below can be reviewed at a glance to save time while providing insights across the left-right media divide. Additionally, those headlines often provide clues as to possible ‘market moving’ items.


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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Equities Closing Tickers

Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.

                          • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
                          • NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
                          • NOTE: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of  the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.
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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested. 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 and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
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. This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position, and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.


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