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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.

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September 29, 2011 - Posted by | General Information | , , , , ,

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