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Working with Code Officials Information

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Mark Conte, industry consultant out of PA, recently blogged information to assist with working with local code officials. This is a wonderful refresher for MH Community Owners/Operators.

Working With Code Officials

4/1 Deadline MMHA Scholarship Applications

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

April 1st is the deadline for the MMHA Scholarship application (must be postmarked). $250 stipends in support of higher education. Only requirement is that sponsorship of applicant come from a MMHA member in good standing.

Legal Newsletter for Spring 2017

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Legal Update Spring 2017 McGlinchey Stafford
Take a look at this update from McGlinchey Stafford of Albany, NY on manufactured housing!

Included in the letter is a section on HUD default state installation issues. The most common discoveries are improper
grading around the home, improper cap blocks, tie downs that exceed 60 degrees, and lack of approved alternative foundation designs.

HUD intends to release an Interpretative Bulletin to provide guidance on proper foundation design and installation in freezing climates.

Time to Register for the Northeast Super Symposium April 12-13 2017

Friday, March 24th, 2017

MHM Certification Class in Albany, NY. Tuesday, April 11th.
$250 for the full day certification class. Call 800-721-HOME for details.

The Super Symposium is April 12-13th, will be held at the Desmond Hotel, Albany,NY.
Deadline for special overnight room rates is March 28th.
Call 800-448-3500 for a discount of $129/night for a room.
Registration materials info@nyhousing.org.

Did you know? From MHI…

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Around 18-20% of manufactured homes in use today were built before 1976.
That’s about 1.5-1.7 million homes.
— U.S. Census Bureau, American Housing Survey

They are call “pre-HUD code homes”.

Code Official Work Part 1

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Link to Mark Conte Blog

Check out the recent blog by Mark Conte on Working With Code Officials!
It starts with “Every time I thought about posting on the topic of working with code officials, I would get bogged down in the sheer number of issues that need to be discussed. Is the code official allowed inside the home? What can they inspect? Why is code enforcement so inconsistent? Why are we afraid of upsetting the code official? Shouldn’t the code officials know installation better than me?”

HUD March Newsletter Program Updates

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

March 2017 HUD Newsletter

Take a look at pages 6, 7,8, and 9 for an update on the HUD installation program for default states. This newsletter cites the issues (by %) that have come up at the plant and on installations.

March E-Blast

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

March 2017 EBlast

Check out this month’s electronic newsletter for MMHA members! Time to become a member if YOU have not yet done so!
Send a note to ExecDirector@MassMHA.org

MHI National Congress and Expo

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Planning on attending? Now is the time to register. May 2-4th, Las Vegas Nevada.
MHI website

190th Mass General Court 5,875 Bills filed!

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

According to Michael Segal of InstaTrac, there have been 5,875 bills filed in this new legislative session. MMHA is seeking to move forward Water Submetering; and Costs for Background Check payments for potential MHC residents. Currently we have docket numbers but the final bill numbers have not yet been released.