There are states like Florida that have community closure laws. Those laws can work like this. So much money may be set aside to help the residents move in the event a community closes. There may also be a defense for the community owner, who could otherwise face years of litigation in the face of a closure.
Community closures is one of those topics we touch from time to time in the Daily Business News, but our latest report by guest writer Joe Dyton brings a variety of aspects of this issue into focus.
It will be uncomfortable for many, and perhaps it should be. But it will also make you think, and besides, it happens, and is in the news from time to time. Its reality, so we must deal with it.
Let’s posit the notion that community closures are one of the biggest black eyes that the MH industry can get, when they’re not handled properly. The sad story out of Baytown we covered recently is a great example of that, isn’t it?
As a free enterprise believer, this is one of those thorny issues. But leaders ought to be willing to grab nettles (thorns), that’s how progress is achieved.
We as professionals must be able to tackle controversial topics, or how else will we break free of the level of sales we’re currently working under?
Two housekeeping items
The featured articles in our new issue will go live Saturday Sept 3, so please watch for them that evening. Besides our usual line up, we think you’ll find some groundbreaking content. But you tell us once those articles get published, and go-live on our home page. Then you can see for yourself.
If you’re on the Daily Business News, and you suddenly here voices or music – an commercial – it’s the blankety-blank video about FEMA. Scroll to that article, then push pause on that video, that will stop it. That video autostarts (autoplays); there was no other easy way to use the video in the article, so it is what it is. Thanks for understanding, because OUR videos DON’T do that!
Your feedback, tips and comments on the above or other industry issues, are welcome and encouraged. My thanks to all who’ve provided mostly kind things to say about recent coverage – we’re working hard to get things to the next level. Because the next level is where progress for you, our industry and yes us too will occur. It should be a great ride… ##