HUD sees more manufactured housing as part of the nation’s affordable housing solution, and an independent office now reports directly to a top FHA official.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Housing announced the creation of a new Office of Manufactured Housing Programs – an independent office reporting directly to Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Julia Gordon.
Moving the office closer to top decision makers acknowledges manufactured housing’s expected role in meeting the nation’s affordable housing needs.
“This organizational change represents a recognition of the critically important role that manufactured housing plays in our country’s housing market,” says Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Julia Gordon. “Thanks to the work executed by our Office of Manufactured Housing Programs over the last two years, we have made significant progress to support the availability of modern and affordable manufactured homes.”
About the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs
The Office of Manufactured Housing Programs is part of HUD’s Office of Housing and administers the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, commonly referred to as the HUD Code.
The HUD Code creates federal standards for the design and construction of manufactured homes to assure quality, durability, safety and affordability. The Office enforces standards directly or through state agencies that have partnered with HUD. It inspects factories and retailer lots, regulates installation standards for homes, and administers a dispute resolution program for defects.
The Office also oversees a Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee, a federal advisory committee composed of 21 producers, users, and general interest and public officials to advise HUD.
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