UNITED STATES
                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

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

                                SEPTEMBER 7, 2004
                                (Date of Report)

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)

                              (Commission File No.)

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

    (Address of principal executive offices)               (Zip Code)

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

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ITEM 8.01         OTHER EVENTS

         Manufactured Home Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MHC) announced that two of
its properties whose operations were temporarily suspended by Hurricane Charley
are back in operation. With respect to the rest of the portfolio impacted by the
storm, the clean up has been substantially completed. The Company has been
assisting residents with their clean up efforts. The Company is in the process
of accumulating the costs associated with the clean up and is in communication
with its insurance providers.

         In addition, the Company has worked with the Federal Emergency
Management Agency ("FEMA") by offering available sites at its park model
communities. In these sites, FEMA has brought in temporary housing for those
Florida residents throughout the state who are in need of shelter.

         According to Thomas Heneghan, CEO and President of MHC, "It has been a
remarkable effort undertaken by both our employees and residents to be in the
position we are in today. We continue to see interest in our new homes and
communities throughout the state."

         The forward-looking statements contained herein 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 209
quality communities in 23 states consisting of 80,028 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 B. Berman
                                             Vice President, Treasurer and
                                             Chief Financial Officer

DATE:      September 7, 2004