Cities, Counties Must Abide by Fair Housing Laws Too!
MHI Fair Housing Newsletter – Sept. 2017 As the nation’s largest provider of non-subsidized affordable housing, manufactured home communities deal with fair housing laws and issues on a daily basis. Community owners and managers must consider the impact of the Fair Housing Act in nearly every interaction with their... Read more
MH Pro Offers Insight on How to Update Your Home
A Few Weekend Fixes Can Make A Big Difference In Comfort, Livability Industry veteran Michael Power provided a wealth of information at a recent gathering of MH professionals, including a session on how to maintain and update your home. The talk was geared toward community owners and managers, but... Read more
FMHA Calls for Information After Irma
FMHA Director Asks for Information to Connect Resources to Areas of Need, Stories from Hurricane Irma Manufactured home communities in the path of Hurricane Irma have experienced varying degrees of damage and flooding, and the Florida Manufactured Housing Association has put out a request for information that can bring... Read more
Manufactured Home Communities Hit by Hurricane Harvey
South Texas Parks Recover from Varying Levels of Damage, Loss from Massive Hurricane Green Acres is one of the many South Houston manufactured home communities hit by Hurricane Harvey. Residents today are emerging from water-damaged homes as community management and maintenance teams check on people and clear away debris.... Read more
Affordable Lending Program Launched
The Mortgage Collaborative Pilots Affordable Lending Outreach SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC) is the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative and today launched a pilot program to focus on affordable lending. The new Affordable Lending Outreach Pilot Program was developed to promote the cooperative’s lender... Read more
Mobile Home Skirting Tips
Pick the Mobile Home Skirting Material that Suits You Best, and Watch Out for a Few Pitfalls Mobile home skirting is required around the home’s bottom exterior to keep away pests and moisture. Additionally, the installation of skirting can enhance the visual appeal of the home by masking piers,... Read more
Under Construction
New Manufactured Home Community Set for Central East Florida The effort it takes to build something new often is viewed as a troublesome necessity or a source of frustration. In the case of a new manufactured home community, like one being developed in Ormond Beach, Fla., approval to clear... Read more
Hit the Road
Manufactured Home Transport Takes Planning, Time and Patience Michael Oslau has covered many thousands of miles across the U.S. in the name of manufactured home transport. He’s a shipper, toting homes for Skyway Custom Transport of Renton, Wash. His job is manufactured home transport, but certain parts of his... Read more
Affordable Housing Update
National Nonprofit Partners to Expand Affordable Housing Efforts in Texas Nonprofit organization Texas Community Builders is demonstrating the potential of delivering efficient affordable housing in Texas’ rural communities. Next Step Homes and Clayton Homes are working together toward this focus on factory-built housing. Texas Community Builders, under Business and... Read more
Planned Communities Designed (Part 2)
The second installment on community planning in a two-part contribution to MHVillage by Equity Lifestyle Properties. Stumping the Professionals With so many advanced mathematical formulas and neat patterns for manufactured home communities, you’d think professional planners in other housing sectors could easily replicate a neighborhood design and get the... Read more