The management company that purchased Wilson’s, and 12 other parks in Champaign County, was RV Horizons, although it now operates under different names. David Reynolds is listed as President of RV Horizons on the mobile home park deeds, according to a review of property records by CU-CitizenAccess.
In February of 2018, Colorado-based RV Horizons sold its 12 mobile home parks in Champaign County to Mothership PropCo. David Reynolds was also listed as an agent on Mothership PropCo’s filings with the Colorado Secretary of State, indicating that Reynolds sold the properties to another company he was affiliated with for millions more than he had purchased the parks for, according to a CU-CitizenAccess review of county property sales.
The rent spikes inspired the two women, along with other manufactured home residents across Illinois who are part of a group called [Manufactured Housing Action], to advocate for lifting a 1997 ban on rent control in the state.
Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter, a Democrat from Chicago, sponsored legislation that would lift the 1997 Rent Control Preemption Act. The measure would also establish elected rent control boards around the state who would be tasked with putting in place “regulations concerning rent for households of specified income levels, including restrictions on increasing rent-controlled amounts,” the bill states.