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MHCC Subcommittee Considers Accessibility Standards for Manufactured Homes

A couple of weeks ago the General Subcommittee of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee met to discuss considerations new accessibility standards for the HUD Code.

“The proposals have been pending before the Committee for at least four years with only one of the 10 subcommittees dissenting and one abstaining. The subcommittee recommended changes that would require a minimum of one exterior door to have a wider clear opening from 28″ to 32″ and hallways for homes 14′ wide or larger would be increased to 30″ from 28” (MHI Newsletter, 2011).

Originators of the committee suggested that the costs could be as much as $100.00 per home for a wider door rather then the $15.00 per door put forth by the proponents.  Originators scaled back the proposals significantly to receive additional support.

The full committee will consider these recommendations in October.

September 29, 2011 Posted by | General Information | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The 55+ Community & Manufactured Housing Communities

Upon heading towards retirement or already in retirement most people are looking for a simple and stress-free type of lifestyle.

Living in a manufactured housing community sounds ideal for people looking for a relaxing retirement.  As the Boomer demographic begins to hit retirement age the options for what they will do with their retirement are beginning to expand.

Here’s why a community is a great option:

  • The homes can be customized for the needs and wants of all types of buyers
  • The purchase price and maintenance costs (including smaller yards) are drastically lower
  • One story living is accessible and convenient for most retired home buyers
  • Many communities can be gated which increases the feeling of security among it’s community members

The owners of these homes still get to feel a sense of independence because they own their home but feel comfort in the fact they are only leasing the land and do not have worry about property taxes.  Throughout the United States you can find all different types of communities some are large with lots of amenities including pools, workout areas and social rooms.  Community members therefore have the opportunities to socialize with others in their same demographic age range.

A great example of a Manufactured Home Community is from one of our own Jensen Communities.

September 12, 2011 Posted by | General Information | , , , , | Leave a comment