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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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”.
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?”
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.
Planning on attending? Now is the time to register. May 2-4th, Las Vegas Nevada.
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.