UNITED STATES
                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                JANUARY 27, 2004
                                (Date of Report)

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)

                              (Commission File No.)

                         MARYLAND                                                             36-3857664
  (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)                 (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

           TWO NORTH RIVERSIDE PLAZA, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS                                         60606
             (Address of principal executive offices)                                         (Zip Code)

                                 (312) 279-1400
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)



         Manufactured Home Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MHC) today announced that
Joe McAdams has been appointed to MHC's Board of Directors. Mr. McAdams served
as Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Group, Inc. ("AGI") for over 12 years
before his retirement on December 31, 2003. AGI is the leading provider of
products and services to the recreational vehicle market. AGI sponsors four
membership clubs including the largest and second largest in the recreational
vehicle industry and issues publications under 36 different titles focused on
the RV and recreational lifestyle.

         Commented MHC's Chief Executive Officer, Thomas P. Heneghan, "We are
pleased to add someone with Joe's experience to our Board. More importantly, Joe
has also agreed to chair a board level committee focused on the successful
integration and operation of MHC's park model resort business. Joe's familiarity
with the resort industry and its customers create exciting opportunities for
MHC's existing properties and residents."

         The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are
subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the
Company's ability to maintain rental rates and occupancy with respect to
properties currently owned or pending acquisitions; the Company's assumptions
about rental and home sales markets; the completion of pending acquisitions and
timing with respect thereto; the effect of interest rates as well as other risks
indicated from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement
forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.

         Manufactured Home Communities, Inc. owns or has an interest in 144
quality communities in 21 states consisting of 52,754 sites. MHC is a
self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust (REIT) with
headquarters in Chicago.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                           MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES, INC.

                                           BY: /s/ Michael Berman
                                               Michael Berman
                                               Vice President, Treasurer and
                                                Chief Financial Officer

DATE:      January 27, 2004