Constant Floods in Zephyrhills

Michael and his wife were initially excited about their move to what appeared to be a beautiful Florida retirement community in 2014. However, in the years since, they’ve grown increasingly frustrated with ongoing floods that management seems uninterested in resolving.

Read Michael’s story, and click here to share your own story.

Maggie
Maggie
Maggie describes the tumultuous three years after she was priced out of her manufactured home community.
Connie and Shirlene
Connie and Shirlene
In this video Connie and Shirlene discuss their thoughts on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Ruth
Ruth
Ruth shares her perspective on aging on a fixed income, cuts to Medicaid, and what health care should look like.
Richard Robinson
Richard Robinson
Richard talks about safety net programs like Social Security, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, and what he believes we need to do to make America great.
Patti Rose
Patti Rose
Patti decides to fight back against rent increases in Humboldt County
Shirlene Stoven
Shirlene Stoven
Shirlene has been fighting to stop her community from being torn down and turned into apartments since 2013.
Midge Grant
Midge Grant
Midge returns to work after retiring in Florida to compensate for increasing lot fees.
Jodi Arnold
Jodi Arnold
Jodi’s frustrated with getting the run around every time she asks management to make a necessary repair.
Glen Ettman
Glen Ettman
Glen is a real estate owner himself. While he’s not worried about his own financial security, he’s concerned that rent increases are pushing his neighbors out of the community.
E. Napples
E. Napples
Thoughts on why seniors in manufactured home communities are in such a vulnerable position, and what should be done about it.
Juanda De Shazer
Juanda De Shazer
Juanda shares thoughts on three experiences of living in a manufactured home community, first in the 60s, then in the 90s, and now.
Carol Giambalvo
Carol Giambalvo
Carol and her husband love their Florida community and are fighting for changes that will make it better, and make it affordable to stay in.
Margie Mathers
Margie Mathers
Margie shares her reflections on taking action with MHAction, New York Communities for Change and The Hedge Clippers at a private equity real estate investors summit in New York City.
Geraldine McNamara
Geraldine McNamara
No clean up after Hurricane Matthew was the final straw for Geraldine, she’s put her home up for sale. She also think’s its time for elected officials to step up and protect homeowners.
Jack Alderson
Jack Alderson
Jack reflects on changes he has seen since new ownership took over his community.
Standing up to ELS in Pennsylvania
Randy and Barb have been working to protect social security and the affordability of their community.
Pam Durdey
Pam Durdey
Pam talks about living on tenuous economic grounds
Dale Muzzy
Dale Muzzy
Dale shares his perspective on Sam Zell’s business model
Shadowbrook ELS Senior Community
Shadowbrook ELS Senior Community
Watch MHAction’s video on the experiences of homeowners in Shadowbrook
Robert Black
Robert Black
Robert has lived his life by the golden rule, now corporate greed is threatening his retirement.
Debbie Boernsen
Debbie Boernsen
Debbie shares her reflections after protesting at Equity Lifestyle Properties’ shareholder meeting
Carla from Virginia
Carla from Virginia
Carla talks planning for the future on a fixed income with rising lot fees
Albert from Delaware
Albert from Delaware
Albert’s lot fees have more than doubled over the past two decades while his income has remained the same.
Georgia Buckley
Georgia Buckley
Georgia discusses the economic impact of caring for family members in need
Lily Litsky
Lily Litsky
Barbara shares her mother’s story of eviction from an ELS community
Dave Houser
Dave Houser
Dave, a former journalist for “Where to Retire” Magazine is afraid he may eventually be priced out of the retirement community he once wrote about.
Shirley in Midvale
Shirley in Midvale
Shirley finally retired from her work as a waitress and hostess 7 years ago at the age of 78. Now, she relies on a small Social Security income, and Medicaid to cover her healthcare expenses.