Manufactured homes are built in a controlled factory environment
and designed to a performance-based building code that considers
the entire building envelope to maximize indoor air quality,
including energy efficiency, moisture and ventilation.
One of the many features of manufactured housing is the quality
of the homes and the value to consumers due to the technological
advancements and cost savings associated with the factory-built
process. All manufactured homes are built to standards and codes
that require the highest standards in every aspect of
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.
Modern manufactured homes are safer than traditional site-built
homes and pre-1976 mobile homes. The manufactured housing
industry produces the safest and most fire-resistant home
available in the market today.
A new statewide, Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative has
received a Title and Summary by the Attorney General and the
proponents are out collecting signatures necessary to qualify it
for the 2016 General Election Ballot. This measure enacts a
surcharge from 2017-18 through 2036-37 on most properties in the
state valued (for tax purposes) at above $3 million. This
surcharge would raise between $6 billion and $7 billion in new
revenues in 2017-18, with revenue amounts in future years
generally expected to grow over time (in nominal terms).
When determining whether your community is in a State
Responsibility Area (SRA), contact your local fire marshal to
determine if your community falls within a Wildland-Urban
Interface fire hazard area. For more information about California
Fire Hazard Severity Zones visit CAL FIRE’s website (see related
links to the right).
WMA’s Elder Abuse brochure is specially produced for residents of
manufactured home communities and their families and friends. The
brochure covers the identification and prevention of and response
to home repair, phone solicitation, financial, and physical fraud
and abuse against elderly persons.
Housing Communities Association online at www.wma.org.
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