Small Group HUD Installation Trainings vs. On-Line

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

You can go online and “take the test” for HUD code license OR another options is Personalized Small Group Installer Training. In May, Mark Conte, of PA in addition to an active manufactured housing installation blog traveled to MA to provide HUD code installer training class specifically for a community owner and his crew so they could get their HUD Manufactured Home Installer License. Bob Valchuis of Val’s MHC in Marlboro, contact Mark directly and worked out the plan for three to be trained at his site. “The course was great and we all learned a lot, but more important the understanding behind the license makes sense. The explanation & knowledge you have from HUD & industry is important to this process… the “real” installers needs the license attained in this fashion (ie. Face-to-Face).” According to Mark Conte, “working with this small group allowed us to focus the training on areas of greatest need, and we were also able to highlight the manufacturers installation manuals specific to the homes they sold/installed”. FYI

Upcoming Small Group HUD Code Installer Face to Face Training’s
September 14 & 15 2017 (in PA)
December 7 & 8 2017 (in PA)

Note: Installers can work in any other “default state” once the license is obtained and requirements met.

Most of the 22 licensed HUD Installers in MA did the MHI/HUD/SEBA online course initially to obtain their licenses due to the time-sensitive deadline. Here is the current list of licensed MA installers as of 5/18/17. MASSACHUSETTS LICENSED HUD INSTALLERS 05182017

New Industry Publication Electronic

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Manufactured Housing Review

Check out this new industry publication. With the JOURNAL no longer in print this is gearing up to help the industry leaders share ideas and programs with those of us in the HUD-code factory built home world.

Installation Information Pier Construction Part 1

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Pier Construction Part 1 Footings by Mark Conte

Check this out, the newest update from Mark Conte, HUD code license trainer.

Legal Update Roll Call with States

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

2017 Update -McGlinchey Stafford
Latest Update on Legislative Issues State by State.

Licensed Installer List for HUD code homes based in MA

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Here is the list of 22 Licensed Installers located in Massachusetts. Installers can work in any default state. Congratulations on getting certified.

Next Training?
Mark Conte is doing a training in PA P
September 14 & 15 2017
December 7 & 8 2017
Email for details.

Another option for 8 hour training is November 13 prior to the MMHA Annual Meeting with wrap up day of the Annual Meeting.

Manufactured Homes…Well Built? Check out this YouTube Video

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Check out this video from the Arkansas Manufactured Home Assn. on “Get the Facts…are manufactured homes well built?” Join with the thousands who have reviewed this short video. There are two other videos they produced…”are they safe” and “are they a good value”! Take 3 minutes to watch!

Electrical Crossovers ATTN: Installers

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Electrical Crossovers by Mark Conte

Mark Conte has been in the manufactured housing industry for almost 30 years, most notably as the Director of the Housing Standards Division, for the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development. Since 1997, his focus has been on installation beyond concrete blocks and tie downs.
Mark currently provides training for manufactured home installers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and is now an approved trainer for persons seeking their HUD Manufactured Installation License for use in Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont & Wyoming.

HUD Code Factory Built Homes Installations

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Massachusetts is one of 14 Default states, i.e. no state approved agency overseeing installation of homes.
The REQUIRED MANDATE of this program is outlined in 24 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3280, 3282, 3285 and 3286.
This is part of the National MH Construction Safety Standards Act of 1974, and amended by the MH Improvement Act of 2000. (U.S.C. 5401).
Key items to remember:
1.Consumer Disclosure documented from the sale or lease agreement.
2.Unit Tracking Retailer Form HUD 305.
3.Installation Tracking Form 306., submitted within 30 days of installation.
4.Use of a HUD Licensed Installer
5.Use of a Qualified Inspector (as outlined in 24 CFR Sec. 3286.511)
6.Inspection Verification (HUD Form 309)
FMI go to links at

April is Fair Housing Month!

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Keep up-to-date on Fair Housing requirements.

Go to the official MHI website for summary requirements.

OR call MMHA for additional information at 508-460-9523.


MH Suppliers

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Spring is in the air…and lots of calls coming in to the association from MH Community residents looking for home improvement vendors.

We have several association members we would like to recommend for products.

Blevins, Inc. @ 1-800-237-7813 ask for Fred Smith II
Dura-bilt Products, Inc. @ 570-596-2000 ask for Ralph Ricchuiti
Style Crest @419-333-5602 ask for Chad Schwartz

Call for their 2017 Catalogs today and you’ll be all set for your updating needs.