Featured Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Your Business Will Never Be The Same: Today’s Technology – From Exploration to Application
James Spellos

James Spellos, President of MeetingU, a company specializing in helping people become more productive and comfortable with technology, is our Keynote Speaker. You may remember James from his “Hot Technologies” presentation in 2017. He is an extremely dynamic speaker and this will be a very interactive seminar that you don’t want to miss!

So you are aware of the latest recent technology trends, and know that they can and will impact what you do in your industry, but you just haven’t had the time to dive deeper and get your hands on them to have that “a-ha” moment to determine how you can use them for your organization? Here’s your chance! This interactive session will showcase today’s most critical technologies and provide you with the opportunity to try them out. You will also interact with your peers and learn how they plan on using them as well. Come ready to download, explore and apply these critical tools!

National Legislative & Regulatory Update

Rick Robinson

Rick Robinson, Manufactured Housing Institute, General Counsel and Senior Vice President for State & Local Affairs, will update attendees on a variety of federal initiatives including Duty to Serve, Dodd-Frank Reform and other federal legislation that has a direct impact on all industry members.

Rent Regulation Legislation – What You Need to Know!

Mark Glaser

Mark Glaser, Esq., of Greenberg Traurig, NYHA Counsel, will be on hand to further discuss the Rent Regulation legislation that became law on July 14, 2019. You should already be aware that NYS enacted sweeping new tenant protections, including imposing rent regulation on manufactured home communities.

This presentation will highlight the major changes in the law, provide insights into how the law will be interpreted, and discuss the practical implementation issues facing manufactured home community owners in NYS. The recently enacted Rent Regulation law changes the following:

  • Limitation on rents;
  • Changes to lease offerings & leases, including no longer being able to refusal to rent based on prior evictions;
  • Evictions – new prohibitions; and stay of eviction proceedings where tenant cannot find suitable replacement living accommodations;
  • Prohibition of application and related fees, except for background or credit checks, which are significantly limited;
  • Rent to own requirements are specified in the law;
  • Security Deposits limited to one month’s rent only;
  • Right of first refusal has been modified;
  • Plus many more detailed and miscellaneous provisions that you need to be aware of!

Lender’s Panel – Financial Programs Available in NY

Mark Byers, 21st Mortgage Corporation; Tom New, Credit Human FCU; Rich D’Elia, First Credit Corp of NY; Tim Nolan, MHD Empire Service Corp.; and Kevin Archer, Triad Financial Services, will be on hand to answer questions about finance programs available in NYS.  Learn more about land/home, home only, new & pre-owned, and what it takes to qualify for today’s financing.

This is a great panel for NYS manufactured home retailers! They would also like to answer any other questions you have regarding finance and/or lending issues. Please submit your questions to the NYHA office by September 20, 2019 so any required research can be completed before the Convention.

Convention & Hotel Accommodations

Turning Stone Resort
5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478


Featured accommodations are The Hotel and the Tower at $169; Junior Suites at $249; or Lodge Suites at $279. All room rates are subject to Oneida Indian taxes and surcharges. The rate is good for the nights of October 2 & 3 for Convention guests. To obtain the group rate at one of the hotel options, call the hotel at 1-800-771-7711 and state “NY Housing Association Convention” to get our reduced rates.

Cutoff date for discounted room rates is 9/9/19.