Sun, Rolfe, Reynolds, Allen, MHI – Manufactured Home Oasis in Sea of Industry Scandals? 8500 and Counting… What Latest ROC Press Release Said and Didn’t Say; plus Manufactured Housing Stocks, Facts & Analysis


No offense to those who craft a news release, but there is routinely a different story lurking behind whatever is being presented by a given organization. When the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund’s (NHCLF) director of communications sent the release that follows, it is unlikely that Steve Varnum imagined that a report like this would emerge. This has his base release, uses their featured image, plus much more from NHCLF. They are a “CDFI,” which they say is a “Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) [that] strengthen communities.” Their website seems to indicate that they have been doing conversions of commercially owned communities into resident owned cooperatives communities (ROCs) since 1984. But there is not a word in what they sent about what arguably makes then a kind of oasis amid the often troubling, “predatory,” and potentially illegal practices since the dawn of the Warren Buffett led Berkshire Hathaway era of manufactured housing in 2002. Buffett, his allies at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), include a far more dramatic telling of factual tales that include evidence from Sun Communities Inc (SUI), ‘Berkshire’s Bads’ such as Frank Rolfe’s and Dave Reynolds’s latest pitch, and the under told take of how ROCs repeatedly outperformed Col. George F. Allen (ret.) and his daughters experience in manufactured home community operations. Following the NHCLF’s release will be additional information, related analysis, plus our business daily left-right headline news, manufactured Home connected stock and results at yesterday’s closing bell.

Here is the information and photo provided by Varnum to MHProNews. Per their website, “ROC-NH™ is a program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Inc. and a ROC USA® Certified Technical Assistance Provider. ROC-NH is a registered service mark of ROC USA, LLC.”


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Photo caption [top center]: From left, Brookside Cooperative Secretary Lynzey Ly and President David Kirsch. Photo courtesy NH Community Loan Fund.

Manufactured-home park in

Hill purchased by residents

NH Community Loan Fund helps families in
Brookside Cooperative organize and purchase
Brookside Mobile Home Park

HILL, NH (9/7/2021) – The homeowners in Brookside Mobile Home Park recently purchased their 21-unit manufactured-home park, making it New Hampshire’s 139th resident-owned community (ROC).

Using training and technical assistance from the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund’s ROC-NH™ team, homeowners organized and formed Brookside Cooperative, Inc. in April 2021.

The cooperative then negotiated with the park’s owners, Timothy and Sherri Minor, reached a $440,000 purchase price, and finalized the deal August 31 with a mortgage from the Community Loan Fund.

Sherri Minor said, “Being a family-owned and -operated business has made us really understand the people and know them and their families. I have great comfort in knowing they own it as a group. I know what it means to them.”

Co-op President David Kirsch said that through the work of buying their community he has already seen a heightened sense of responsibility and more engagement among Brookside’s residents.

“We are making plans for getting all urgent repairs completed and looking to the future to see what else we can do to improve the condition of the park. There is a growing sense of community that I didn’t see before. I can envision our small park hosting events for our residents to enjoy together,” he said. “None of this would have been possible had we chose to just let some other private investor buy the park.”

On the day of the closing, co-op Treasurer Ellie Duclos remembered the day she phoned ROC-NH’s office looking for help. “I called because I didn’t want to see the park bought out. As a ROC, we have the control and ability to do what needs to be done. We have an amazing board, each with their own unique outlooks, abilities, and experiences that I believe will bring this park together to form a fantastic community.”

Brookside Cooperative is Merrimack County’s 20th ROC. Those communities contain 1,201 permanently affordable homes.

Cooperative ownership means Brookside’s homeowners are now eligible for products and services, including real mortgages, that haven’t been available to them. Studies show that when the land is secure, the availability of home financing improves the home’s value, the owner’s ability to make improvements, and overall housing affordability.

The nearly-8,500 homeowners in New Hampshire’s ROCs, spread across every county, also have access to management guidance, technical assistance, and leadership training in which they earn college credit through ROC-NH and its national network, ROC USA.

For 38 years, the Community Loan Fund has worked across N.H. to connect people, families, and business owners with the loans, training, and advice that allow them to have affordable homes, secure jobs, and quality child care, and become more economically stable.

A complete list of ROCs in New Hampshire is available at

More information on the Community Loan Fund is online at

About the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, based in Concord, N.H., turns investments into loans and education to create opportunity and transform lives. We collaborate with a wide range of donors and investors, and with business, nonprofit and government partners, to provide the financing and support people need to have affordable homes, have quality jobs and child care, and become financially independent. Established in 1983, the Community Loan Fund was one of the first Community Development Financial Institutions in the nation, and has received industry awards and recognition for social impact, financial strength, and performance.  ##


Per the information on their website, from 1984-2001, there were 49 ROCs funded by NHCLF. From 2002-YTD 2021 there have been 90 ROCs funded by the same organization.


Additional Information on ROCs, MHCs, Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), Frank Rolfe, Dave Reynolds, Legislation That’s Moving, GF Allen and his Daughter, Plus more Related Facts, Analysis, and MHProNews Commentary

When investigators begin to pull back the veil on the timeline of events in manufactured housing in the late 20th into the 21st century, several factual elements should emerge to objective and truth-seeking thinkers.  Among them, in no particular order of importance, are the following.




The disruption caused by the wave of repossessions that followed in the wake of the wet and wild “GreenSeco” era of manufactured housing is reflected in contemporary reports like the MHI commissioned Roper Report, the writing of Marty Lavin, Joanne Stevens, Bruce Savage, and Fast Company.  Taking the last first, Reingold’s narrative of the Ballad of Clayton Homes challenges the folksy yarn spun by Berkshire, Clayton, and MHI sycophants.




Reingold’s evidence-based claims in Fast Company tear at what investors or others are told to believe about the ‘official’ version of Berkshire’s acquisition of Clayton Homes, which even Kevin Clayton called an “ugly” legal battle. What is it that causes people to lie about something that doesn’t need to be lied about, if all is good?





The NHCLF website makes several interesting statements. Among them are the following on their mission statement page.


we believe

1). One of the barriers that keeps people with low incomes from achieving greater self-sufficiency is a lack of access to credit.”

That statement from the NHCLF website is demonstrably true.



Then HUD Secretary Ben Carson, M.D., quote is from the official comments as prepared, per the HUD website, on May 7, 2019. So, keep in mind that those costs per square foot for conventional housing and manufactured homes have risen since then. But the savings rate is about the same.

That was one of the reasons that the Congress made part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008 what was a hopeful provision for manufactured housing advocates. HERA “mandated” a Duty to Serve (DTS) manufactured housing, which critics say has been twisted, weaponized, and is making dozens of manufactured home communities less affordable, not more affordable. Who says? NPR in a report on August 6, 2021: “We find out what happens when big investors spend billions of dollars buying mobile home parks and make them less affordable for the people” who live in those communities that NPR said are commercial “loans are backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”





But why is this possible? As fact- and evidence-based MHProNews Masthead report and analysis revealed, Buffett announced not long after his buyout of Clayton Homes that they would be portfolioing their loans. That strategy would only work if the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) would not get heavily involved in financing individually owned single family manufactured homes via personal property (chattel or home only) loans.


Bat Guano – “The government wants high quality, low cost housing and manufactured housing provides that product.” – Warren Buffett, per Manufactured Housing Institute; Examining Statements on Manufactured Home Financing


Depending on the source cited, some 80+ percent of all manufactured homes are financed that way, see the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recent reporting on that topic.




The Roper Report, Joanne Stevens – whose business unit is now ironically a member of the “Berkshire Hathaway family of companies” – Marty Lavin, and the late MHI VP of communications Bruce Savage have all provided useful insights into what the manufactured housing world looked like post-2002.




Without a doubt, Berkshire had the money, media, and means to grow manufactured housing. But instead, as his buddy Bill Gates observed, in a parasitic fashion, Berkshire’s presence in manufactured housing was “parasitic.” A parasite, per the CDC is a creature that feeds of a host. By the hook or crook crippling of access to credit for those with more modest means – the very ones that DTS was supposed to benefit – the apparent Iron Triangle working in manufactured home lending turned a program meant for good into one weaponized for harm.

To be objective, Joel Kotkin describes a similar hollowing out from within in other industries too.



This statement is revealing. As the CDC notes, a parasite feeds on its host. Bill Gates admits he thought ill of Warren Buffett. But they got together on numerous business, nonprofit, and political levels. Clearly, whatever held Gates back he overcame. What he didn’t say in this quote is that Buffett changed. There is an inference that Gates learned from Buffett and embraced that parasitic business model.
That noted, the seminal third-party research by Samuel Strommen at Knudson Law – whose research and allegations of wrongdoing as yet still publicly unchallenged by Berkshire and MHI – explains in a systematic and well documented fashion how the once proud manufactured home profession was all too often turned into “a Rube Goldberg Machine of Human Suffering.”


In that context, George F. Allen (GFA), cited along with other apparent MHI & Berkshire surrogates, attacks Strommen for documenting what Allen himself has previously alleged himself, though GFA did so with less thorough research and evidence.  But then, do not expect Allen to be consistent, as he touted his credentials as a community-investor, when a well-placed source in his orbit said that Allen’s own daughter Carolyn failed in a land-lease community venture that had a financial drag on Allen. Allen’s never denied that well-sourced claim.


But the sometimes entertaining ‘magician’ Allen is arguably not the only ‘flim flam man’ in manufactured home community investing. Allen himself once mused harshly about Frank and Dave for luring investors by claiming that investing in a manufactured home community was passive investing. As recently as this past week, Frank and Dave have emailed out that arguably bogus claim. Per their ‘educational’ pitch on September 3, 2021, “How To Keep Mobile Home Park Investing Passive.” Perhaps it could be somewhat passive if someone else is doing the managing and other day-to-day details. But the reality is that in the Berkshire-era of manufactured housing, it often requires more work to properly operate a manufactured home community than it did when NHCLF began making loans to convert investor owned properties into ROCs in 1984.  Why? Because the elimination of perhaps 10,000 plus or more retailers post-January 2009 resulted in a loss of the source many if not most community owners used to fill vacant sites.




The Rest of the Story? Management and Investing 101

Inspect what you expect. If you don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business. No one report, no single story or even a single volume book could begin to cover the various nuances that have caused manufactured housing to underperform during an apparent and growing affordable housing crisis.

ROCs are not perfect, as our reporting on the saga of Millie Francis has revealed. By the way, Francis recently called to thank MHLivingNews because following our most recent reports, yet another manager was reportedly dismissed (separated from) Vanguard’s management of the ROC she calls home.




But ROCs are a fine and important option that provides a useful alternative to the so-called predatory behavior that is often traced back to MHI member firms. MHProNews has editorially supported ROCs from early on and have continued to do so.

But that predatory behavior operating in the background of the NHCLF release is fostering the push in Congress to pass new legislation to regulate and impose certain conditions on sellers of manufactured home communities. MHI supports one of those two bills. This is the true-to-life, fact- and evidence-based reports and analysis that literally no one else in our profession’s other trade bloggers and publishers has the cojones to report on, or to do so in anything like an authentic fashion.


Official Statements by Rep. Cindy Axne on Manufactured Housing Affordability Bill Advanced by House Financial Services Committee, Additional Manufactured Home Living News Insights and Analysis


So, while ROCs predated the Berkshire era, there is an apparent surge in conversions since 2002, the year that Berkshire began his move into manufactured housing. There are a variety of valid ways to tell a story. Compare and contrast is one of them. Gathering the facts, providing them to readers, allowing a range of views, that’s a proven way of getting closer to the truth. There is more to the story of how so much of traditionally affordable manufactured housing has gone astray, of course. But now you know more of the rest of the story than a mere press release – no matter how good – would have provided.

Ironically, Skyline Champion’s own investor pitch-deck provides ample evidence for manufactured housing industry underperformance. That same pitch-deck further provides evidence that Mergers and Acquisitions (consolidation) are a key part of the MHI member brand’s business model. 


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Next up is our business daily recap of yesterday evening’s market report, related left-right headlines, and manufactured housing connected equities.

The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates.  Plus, Market Moving Left (CNN) – Right (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this daily business report has been evolving over time, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. For instance. 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’ news items.


Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…


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Senator Mike Lee (UT-R) has accused the Biden team of implementing policies that harm the poorest and middle class more while enriching the wealthy. Weeks before others in the mainstream media began to flash their ‘inflation warnings,’ MHProNews added first the top, then later the second notice above. When someone has even a basic understanding of the principles of economics, ‘inflation’ was predictable. The question is, will hyper-inflation follow? There are voices on both sides of that debate.

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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 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 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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