From the factories where they’re built to the communities they create, manufactured housing is building for tomorrow – helping more people than ever before live their own American Dream. We’re setting new standards in manufacturing and breaking misconceptions about what affordable housing means.
Frequently Asked Questions Answers to commonly asked questions about manufactured housing.
Photos and Videos of Modern Homes and Communities Manufactured homes are built with quality construction to meet rigorous federal standards for safety, installation and construction. They come with features that homebuyers want like luxury bathrooms, open living areas and state-of-the-art kitchens with energy-efficient appliances.
Tornado and Hurricane Safety Newer manufactured homes are as safe as site-built homes when properly installed, but always be safe and seek appropriate shelter because a tornado or hurricane’s deadly force does not selectively discriminate between a site-built, a manufactured home or any structure. Read our article on home safety in wicked weather, and watch the video from the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Institute on construction standards and how the homes withstand strong winds, and view the infographic on storm safety. Did you know that mobile homes haven’t been built in over 40 years? What we are talking about here is modern, quality constructed manufactured homes.
Manufactured Homes vs. Hurricanes. Watch how well these modern manufactured homes weathered the storm.
Zoning Laws Restrict Manufactured Home Placement There is an affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and some communities are making a bad situation worse. There is a growing trend of municipalities trying to use zoning and other land use regulations to restrict or eliminate manufactured housing in their jurisdictions. These actions could reduce the supply of critically-needed affordable housing for working families across the country and may be discriminatory under the Fair Housing Act. Zoning Fact Sheet
Affordable Housing: Manufactured housing is already a major part of the solution to the nation’s lack of affordable housing. More than 22 million people in the U.S. live in manufactured homes. In many parts of the U.S., these homes are the least expensive kind of housing available without a government subsidy.
Press Release: MHI Honors Outstanding Members During Annual Meeting
Press Release: Fire Safety–Don’t Ignore the Real Facts about the Safety of Manufactured Homes
Press Release: MHI Says the GSEs’ Plans for Manufactured Housing Need More Specificity and Commitment to Chattel Loan Purchases
Press Release: MHI Announces 2017 Industry Award Winners for Communities, Home Design, Retail Centers, Lenders and More
Article: Make Your Home Safer in Wicked Weather
Press Release: MHI Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Access to Manufactured Housing Financing
Article: Design Highlights from the Louisville and International Builder’s Shows
GSEs Will Receive Duty to Serve Credit for Manufactured Housing Chattel Loans
MHI Statement on Dr. Ben Carson Being Chosen to be Nominated as HUD Secretary
Enter the 2017 MHI National Industry Awards
MHI/YouGov Survey Finds Americans’ Joys, Anxieties About Thanksgiving Are Universal
Register Today for the 2017 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing
7,375 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in September 2016
Manufactured Housing Industry Honors Four Individuals for Their Work, Leadership and Service
Manufactured Homes are as Safe as Traditional Homes During a Storm
MHI Applauds New Law Allowing Use of Section 8 Vouchers to Purchase Manufactured Homes
7,309 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in August 2016
MHI Board of Directors Member F. R. Jayar Daily testified before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance hearing entitled “The Future of Housing in America: Government Regulations and the High Cost of Housing”
5,370 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in July 2016
MHI National Industry Awards Presented During 2016 Congress & Expo
7,361 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in June 2016
6,813 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in May 2016
House Approves H.R. 650 6,697
New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in April 2016
7,056 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in March 2016
6,161 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in February 2016
5,769 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in January 2016
5,697 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in December 2015
5,957 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in November 2015
6,824 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in October 2015
Four Dedicated MHI Members Honored During MHI’s 2015 Annual Meeting
6,336 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in September
2015 6,330 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in August 2015
6,073 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in July 2015
6,055 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in June 2015
5,828 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in May 2015
Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Access to Manufactured Housing
National Industry Awards Presented at the 2015 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing
6,089 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in April 2015
5,608 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in March 2015
4,780 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in February 2015
4,942 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in January 2015
Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Access to Manufactured Housing Introduced in the House
Click the image to watch this video, “Not Your Grandfather’s Trailer,” that describes how today’s homes are not like the older ones.
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