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Oak Haven Mobile Home Park in hot water with Human Rights Commission

The co-owner of Oak Haven Mobile Home Park in Clear Lake is in hot water with the Mason City Human Rights Commission.

Terrie Taylor, co-owner of Oak Haven Mobile Home Park in Clear Lake, is accused of discriminating against a family with children that lived in the mobile home park since 1996. Taylor’s husband, Lee Taylor, delivered an eviction notice to the family of Mike Allenstein on June 24, 2009. The Allensteins were informed by the Taylors that “Well, we’re tired of your wife and your kids yelling. We’ve just had it with everything.”

Between 2000 and 2009, there were four other families with children that were evicted from Oak Haven Mobile Home Park. There were no evictions of tenants who did not have children.

The Mason City Human Rights Commission protects persons from being discriminated against on housing based on familial status (families with children.)

An Administrative Law Judge rendered a decision based on facts presented at a hearing in Mason City on August 24th and 25th. The judge says the Mason City Human Rights Commission has jurisdiction in the case. This means a final hearing before the Commission will determine the final outcome of the case, according to Director Lionel Foster.

The judge then rendered a proposed decision, saying the complainants are entitled to the following relief:

  • Reimbursement for the expenses related to the move from respondent’s property (Oak Haven) in the amount of $8144.66
  • The $50.00 security deposit
  • Emotional stress in the amount of $6,000

    Foster told that the final hearing will be sometime in early 2011.


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