‘Insane’ – Lack of Affordable Manufactured Housing in Major City Results in Controversial Plan to Create a ‘Homeless Megaplex’ ‘Solution’ – plus, MHVille REITs, Manufactured Home Stocks Update


On April 7, 2019 MHProNews featured a report on the then viral “Seattle is Dying” news video. That was followed by this linked report on MHLivingNews examining the role that the lack of affordable manufactured homes played in the growing homeless crisis in Seattle and other U.S. cities. There are several reasons to highlight this connection between the lack of affordable housing, including modern manufactured homes, and the tinder that fuels the increasing rise in homelessness. From time to time, these two pro-honest industry professionals and pro-consumer manufactured home industry trade platforms do reports on the vexing and arguably largely avoidable problem of homelessness and how more manufactured homes in the areas where the problem exists could reduce that homelessness. Examples of those reports are shown.


Avoidable Tragedies, Choosing Honorable Profits vs. Costly Human and Financial Losses – Homelessness Facts, Trends, Ties to Lack of Affordable Housing, Manufactured Homes; plus Manufactured Housing Markets Update


It isn’t just MHProNews that has taken this posture. Minneapolis Federal Reserve researchers named below have made direct connections between the need for more manufactured homes to reduce homelessness and its spread.


“Sabotaging Monopolies” Minneapolis Fed Researchers Charge HUD-Collusion w/Builders to “Sabotage” Manufactured Housing Independents “Created U.S. Housing Crisis”-Fuels Homelessness, Harms Minorities, Taxpayers, Others

It is with that backdrop that the following report from WND NewsCenter to MHProNews with their written permission.



‘Insane’: Major U.S. city plans to build a homeless megaplex, now residents fight back

‘It is destructive. It will tear apart the safety that the residents here used to feel’

By WND News Services
Published September 11, 2022 at 3:03pm

WNDnewscenterLogoQuoteBy Reagan Reese Daily Caller News Foundation

Residents of Seattle’s Chinatown are fighting back against city officials over their plan to build a homeless megaplex in the center of their neighborhood.

The King County Department of Community and Human Services is planning to spend $66.5 million to construct a 24/7 homeless shelter that will house more than 500 people, according to the King County press release. Thousands of Chinatown residents attended a rally Thursday to protest the construction of the homeless shelter.

“The King County Council met on May 3 to approve and vote on the 69 million dollar lease for the 6.9 acres for about five years,” Chinatown Community Watch volunteer Tanya Woo told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “I was watching this meeting, and they’re talking about the importance of having a community outreach engagement plan and also good neighborhood agreements. We haven’t learned any information, no one’s been talking to us. No one’s engaged us. No one has done any community outreach. We find this to be very much evidence of systemic racism.”

The new shelter will replace a current shelter which holds nearly 300 people in November, provide an RV park and a sobering center, King 5 News reported. In total, the new shelter is estimated to cost $22 million to keep open.

The funding for the new shelter will come from the city of Seattle, who will provide $5 million along with funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, the King County press release stated. The homeless shelter will also include 50 tiny house units and require 400 people to man the entire complex.

Residents of the district where the homeless shelter will be built said at the rally that city officials, including director of the King County Department of Community and Human Services Leo Floor, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle city council members, did not receive community input before approving the plans.

Protesters held signs at the event that showed council member’s faces with the caption “not welcome here.” Other signs read, “stop Asian hate” and “it’s racist.”

“It is insane,” Bettie Luke, a Chinatown resident said at the rally. “It is destructive. It will tear apart the safety that the residents here used to feel.”

The protestors concluded the rally by walking the area where the homeless shelter would be placed in their community. While walking the protestors chanted “nobody asked us.”


“We’re not saying that the unhoused are the problem,” Woo told the DCNF. “We don’t believe they are, it’s the people who prey on them that are the problem: the drug dealers who come to where their clients are, or the people who run the prostitution rings who are employing the young ladies who are working to try to buy drugs. None of those concerns have been addressed from that center and we have also similar concerns regarding this 500 person shelter. We have questions that we would like addressed and answered.”

King County Republican party chairman Matthew Patrick Thomas attended the really to show his support of the protesters, according to social media posts.

“Our Seattle City Government cannot even handle the rampant crime, drug and homelessness in the city right now as it is and the answer is not to put a homeless facility in this neighborhood without consulting the constituency of this,” Thomas said at the rally.

King County Executive Dow Constantine referred the Daily Caller News Foundation to their press release on the homeless shelter.

The King County Department of Community and Human Services did not immediately respond to the DCNF’s request for comment. ##

This story originally was published by the Daily Caller News Foundation. ###

Note the items that follow provided additional local insights, but were not part of the original report on WND or the Daily Caller.



Additional Information with more MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief

While there are many contributing factors to homelessness, research reflects that the cost of local housing is one of them. Put differently, when affordable manufactured homes are zoned out, the case can be made that more homelessness is going to follow.  Then ask, why isn’t the Manufactured Housing Institute making these arguments day in and day out, including on their own website? This is a pragmatic cause-effect issue. It is a potentially winning issue if properly and routinely pressed. See the reports linked below to learn more.


NIMBY vs YIMBY, Homelessness and Housing Insecurity – Re-Discovering Complete Value of Affordable Housing, Multifamily Housing vs. Manufactured Homes Reimagined – Castles and Moats Analysis

Monopolies – Silent Spreaders of Poverty and Economic Inequality Insights from Henry Simons & Thurman Arnold Applied by Schmitz and Fettig to HUD, Manufactured Housing, Economic Inequality and Poverty

Daily Business News Macro and Manufactured Housing Markets Segment

NOTICE: Based on feedback, a modification of our Daily Business News on MHProNews recap of yesterday evening’s market report is provided. It will still include our left (CNN Business) and right (Newsmax) ‘market moving’ headlines. The macro market moves graphics will provide context and comparisons for those invested in or tracking manufactured housing connected equities.

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    The greenback is at a 20-year high. Here’s what that means for consumers

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Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax 9.12.2022

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  • Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)
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    Prince Harry Pays Tribute to ‘Granny’

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  • WH: Trump Not Invited to Funeral
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  • Public Gets Chance to View Queen’s Coffin in Edinburgh
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  • Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson to Take Care of Queen’s Corgis
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  • Newsmax TV
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  • Pete King: Threat of Deadly Attacks Persists | video
  • Newsfront
  • Yahoo-ManufacturedHomeCommunitiesMobileHomeParksFactoriesProductionSuppliersFinanceStocksEquitiesClosingDataYahooFinanceLog9.12.2022
    In instances such as Apollo, Berkshire Hathaway, Blackstone or others, manufactured housing may only be part of their corporate interests. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

    Biden Jabs Trump for Infrastructure Failures

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  • NOTE 1: The 3rd chart above includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
  • NOTE 2: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
  • NOTE 3: 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.
  • Note 4: some recent or related reports to the equities named above follow.


Triad Financial Services Q2-2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS, per ECN Capital – Several Bright Spots in Manufactured Home Market Highlighted, Including Communities, Retail, Land-Home, Floor; MHStocks Update

‘Blackrock Weaponizing ESG’– State AGs Probe MHCommunities Owner, Private Equity Giant Blackrock on Possible Antitrust, Securities, Fiduciary Violations, See AGs’ Document; plus MHStocks Update

Cavco Quarterly Results, Facts, and Trends Include SEC Suit Update, Manufactured Home Production Volumes, Financial Figures, Corporate Data and Manufactured Housing Analysis


Manufactured Home Communities (a.k.a. ‘Mobile Home Parks’ – SIC) – Exploring UMH Properties; Fellow Manufactured Housing Institute Member Yes! Communities Suits and Settlements; plus MH Markets Updates



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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of 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 along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards and honors and also recognition 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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