License to Operate Suspended at Land Lease Community

A manufactured housing community has been condemned and ordered shuttered and the residents given ten days to evacuate after the Ingham County Health Department in Lansing, Michigan discovered raw sewage on the grounds and solid waste strewn about. Hundreds of people living in 85 homes at the Life O’Riley Mobile Home Park in south Lansing are struggling to find adequate housing elsewhere, being helped by churches and social service organizations. The last inspection at the community in April, 2013 resulted in state officials recommending the license be conditionally approved, according to After management did not respond to issues raised by inspectors in September following another inspection, the state said the license should be lifted, although it was not clear when that was to be enforced.

Ernesto “Steve” Ramirez, who manages the community for Whalen RE Holdings, says the required work on water and sewer lines will be finished next week at Life O’Riley. A complaint was allegedly filed with state regulators in 2012 against Triangle Mobile Home Park near Battle Creek, also for sewage problems, and also managed by Ramirez. Local officials say the condemnation order will not be lifted before the residents leave, as has learned. ##

(Photo credit: Triangle Mobile Home Park, Battle Creek, MI)

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