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Cavco Industries, Inc. announced a significant innovation in the manufactured home industry with the launch of the “Anthem,” the first nationally available, manufactured duplex approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

MHI CEO Lesli Gooch

This approval comes after the first comprehensive update to the HUD code in over a decade, a direct result of MHI’s advocacy efforts.

The update allows duplexes such as the Anthem series, and marks a significant advancement in providing affordable housing.

Cavco released the homes at a launch event on December 12 in Rocky Mount, VA, where Cavco executives (including Cavco CEO and MHI Chairman Bill Boor), Samuel Landy, President and Chief Executive Officer of UMH Properties, Inc., Chris McNamara, Strategic Housing Officer Virginia Housing, Randy Grumbine, Executive Director Virginia Manufactured and Modular Housing Association, and Lesli Gooch, MHI CEO remarked on this series of homes practical solution for the rapid expansion of affordable housing options that easily adapts to communities, as well as urban infill.

 

 

Pictured, left to right: Eric Coulter, VP Sales, Cavco Homes; Lesli Gooch, CEO, MHI; Ross Mueller, National Director of Business Development, Cavco Homes; Manuel “Manny” Santana, VP Engineering, Cavco Homes; Jim Trepinski, GM Fleetwood Homes, Rocky Mount; and Colleen Rogers, SVP Marketing, Cavco Homes.

Cavco CEO & MHI Chairman Bill Boor

I am immensely proud of our team in creating our latest affordable housing innovation,” Boor said. “This construction breakthrough comes at a crucial time for our country, with record numbers of families in need of affordable housing options. These homes represent a truly unique solution for buyers and builders alike.”

Landy said UMH Properties, Inc., can offer these homes for significantly below national averages for comparable apartments, with the additional benefits that apartments don’t offer, such as driveways, outdoor storage space and 5,000 square foot lots.

Learn more about this attainable housing option at CavcoAnthem.com.

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