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.

Congratulations to NY Housing Association

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Great Northeast Super Symposium with many attendees who are connected to the Massachusetts Manufactured Housing Association.

Champion Home Builders-Redman
Champion Home Builders-Titan
Mark Asnes, Freehold Real Estate, and MMHA Director
Bob Capenos of Haylor, Freyer & Coon
Sheila Gallagher & Mary McLennan of M.H. Communities Ltd.
Dura-Bilt Products, Inc. -Rep Ralph Ricchuiti
Sean Rogers, Sterling Associates (Financing) and MMHA Director
Style Crest, Inc. representative Chad Schwartz
Blevins, Inc. representative Fred Smith II
The Powderhorn Agency, Inc. / ProGuard representative Jim Tyrrell
Bob Laughlin, of the Village at Chopmist, associate of MMHA -also attended the day previous to receive his MH Manager Certification.

Nine industry leaders were speakers provided insight int National Legislation; Duty to Serve; Marketing Opportunities; Fair Housing; Selling More Homes; HUD Installation Program and ADA program. Eight sponsors made this an event to remember.

Thank you to Nancy Geer, State Executive Director of the NY Association for her leadership in planning this Annual Event.

Installation Inspections of Homes

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

What to expect…a review of a “weeks worth of inspections” by Independent Consultant Mark Conte. As you know, Massachusetts is a default state, that is home installations for HUD-code factory built homes are overseen by HUD approved licensed installers and inspectors. Some interesting photographs in the article. He noted positives and afew negatives OR items to pay attention to…including site grading; pier construction (caps and spacers) also dryer venting. Take a look!

Inspections by Mark Conte April 2017

Developers Reference

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Check out this resource on zoning; home selection; difference between modular and Hud-code etc. Developing a Manufactured Home Community…now once we get zoning addressed in the Commonwealth where MH communities are only in 100 of the 351 cities/towns this will certainly be useful.
Author Steve Hullibarger. Got to the MHI Bookstore. Cost $35.

MHI Website