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Today's Manufactured Housing

Housing Facts

Today’s manufactured homes offer quality construction, customizable floor plans and amenities comparable to site-built homes.

Manufactured housing has a vital role
in enabling homeownership.

Manufactured housing is the only type of housing that Congress recognizes as having a vital role in meeting America’s housing needs as a significant source for affordable homeownership accessible to all Americans.

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Manufactured housing provides
unsubsidized affordable housing.

Manufactured housing is the largest form of unsubsidized affordable housing in the U.S. and the only type of housing built to a federal construction and safety standards (the HUD code).

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Manufactured homes are safe and secure.

Manufactured homes must be built to the HUD code, a single uniform regulatory framework for home design and construction, including standards for health, safety, energy efficiency, and durability. This single code has enabled manufacturers to ship homes easily across interstate lines and achieve economies of scale that have brought high quality affordable homes to
millions of families.

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The options for today’s consumer feature innovative designs and custom home features like spacious living areas, state of-the-art kitchens and luxury bathrooms. Options for home placement include amenity-rich communities, which often offer swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses and more.

Manufactured Homes: The Attainable Choice

One difference between manufactured homes and other types of homes is the cost.

Site-Built Homes

Average cost of a site-built home: $413,160
Average cost per square foot of a site-built home:$167.87

Manufactured Homes

Average cost of a manufactured home: $127,250
Average cost of a single-section manufactured home: $86,100
Average cost of a multi-section manufactured home: $158,633

Average cost per square foot of a manufactured home: $85

Buying a Manufactured Home

Learn more about manufactured homes and see what is possible in a new manufactured home.

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Living in a Manufactured Home Community

MHI conducted extensive research of residents of manufactured homes and found 95 percent of residents in 55+ communities and 87 percent of residents in all-age communities report satisfaction with their homes.

Quality Construction

Building a
Manufactured Home

Today’s manufactured homes are built with the same building materials as site-built homes, but in a controlled factory environment, removing some of the challenges of traditional home construction and bringing benefits from economies of scale. HUD’s building code for manufactured housing regulates the design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency and overall quality of a home.

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