2019 NE Symposium

The Place to Be in April!


Come to the only Northeast venue that will teach you about Safety, Affordability, Fashionable New Trends and Extra Innings when it comes to operating MH Land-Leased Communities in 2019 and beyond!


Two Days Full of Informative and Timely Educational Sessions
for Community Owners & Retailers

Rooms have been reserved at The Landing Hotel for the evenings of April 16 – 18, 2019.
To secure discounted rate of $145+taxes use go directly to http://bit.ly/NYH1904 and use Group Code: NYH1904.

The cut off date for rooms is April 3, 2019.
The cut off date for registration is April 10, 2019.

  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
  • National Legislative & Regulatory Update
  • HCR Manufactured Housing Programs
  • Fair Housing Games
  • Industry Forecast and Trends – Manufacturers Perspective
  • Current Issues for Community Owners
  • Many more timely & important topics!

Additional Feature:

Vendors Trade Show with Homes on Display!

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Tony Brahm will present this new and exciting Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) seminar.
This may save your life! With the unfortunate possibility of an active shooter in our midst, there are measures you can take to increase your  chances of surviving such an episode. It pays to know the responses that have proven to work in real-life situations. In the past, people were unaware of how to respond in a crisis situation, but that no longer needs to be the case.


National Legislative & Regulatory Update & Fair Housing 2019
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 regardless of which state your business is located in. Rick will present a second program entitled “FAIR HOUSING BASICS  THAT COULD COST YOU” which is a must attend session for every community owner throughout the Northeast region.

Rick has spent over three decades in law, government and politics. It was during a stint on Capital Hill as Legislative Director/General  Counsel to Rep. Jim Bunning (KY-04) where Robinson first became familiar with the manufactured housing industry. Robinson previously  worked as a lawyer for Graydon, Head & Ritchey in Cincinnati, Ohio where he focused his practice mainly on banking and real estate. While  at this firm, Robinson also developed a public affairs practice where he earned a reputation for successfully cultivating relationships on both  sides of the political aisle.

Current Issues For Community Owners “What You need to Know Now and What to Expect”


Mark Glaser


This program will highlight New York State’s regulatory requirements for manufactured home communities, particularly those requirements that  have been receiving heightened scrutiny from New York State regulators. In addition, current legislative and regulatory initiatives affecting  manufactured home communities will be discussed.

HCR Manufactured Home Programs
Dina Levy


Dina Levy, Senior Vice President, Home Ownership and Community Development, NYS Division of Homes and Community Renewal; Dina will discuss the Manufactured Home Advantage Program and the Manufactured Home Community Preservation Program. These brand new  funding sources are exciting!

The Manufactured Home Advantage Program offers two ways for community owners and residents to maintain affordable, modern and  attractive communities across the state. With a Manufactured Home Community Loan, affordable financing is available for the acquisition  and rehabilitation of manufactured home communities. Exciting news if you have an aging infrastructure that needs any rehabilitation!  Funding is also available to purchase new parks and refinance existing debt on communities where owners want to increase affordability for residents.

The State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) is proud to announce that they now offer the same affordable, fixed-rate mortgages that they have been providing to low and moderate income home buyers since 1970 to existing and prospective community residents. This  program could help you fill any vacancies you have in your community, so make sure you sit in on this presentation!

Fair Housing Games
Jaime Cain, ESQ


The first of its kind, the games will offer fair housing training in a fun, unique and competitive way. While playing off of some of TV’s most  popular game shows like The Price is Right, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, we will test the participants on  their fair housing knowledge.

At the end of the games, you’ll walk away with new fair housing knowledge! As a partner in the Commercial Lending & Real Estate group,  Jaime Michelle Cain concentrates her practice on lending as well as leasing and evictions for commercial and residential properties. Ms. Cain  represents property management and development companies to protect their interests.

Industry Trends Manufacturers Perspective
John Jacon


John Copeletti


John Copeletti and John Jacon of Titan Homes will discuss manufacturing trends and innovations for manufactured housing from the  manufacturers point of view. Discussion topics will include shipments, distribution of single section and multi-section homes, technological  trends in the manufacturing process and what new technologies consumers want in their homes.


There will be a three hour continuing education course on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 pm. There is no extra charge for Symposium attendees to attend this course, but pre-registration is required. Be sure to fill out the registration form.


Rivers Casino & Resort is one of the anchors of the Mohawk Harbor development on the beautiful Mohawk River in Schenectady, NY. Mohawk Harbor is a 60 acre planned community with luxury living, high-tech offices, restaurants, retail shops and a marina along one mile of waterfront. This beautiful boutique casino has 1,150 of the newest, hottest slots and over 67 table games ranging from Blackjack to Craps.

The Resort’s unique and robust dining options are suited to fit any particular palate. You can be adventurous and casual in our marketplace or enjoy a special night at Duke’s Chophouse. The Landing Hotel offers a luxurious experience with panoramic views of the new Mohawk Harbor. The Landing Hotel connects directly with the Rivers Casino by a grand entryway so guests are only steps away from a night of video gaming, world class poker, live entertainment and a variety of dining options.

Enjoy the Vendors Trade Show
with Homes on Display

For information on becoming an exhibitor click here or call 1-800-721-HOME.

Register Now!

The Northeast Symposium is two days full of informative and timely educational sessions for community owners & retailers being held at Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, NY.