Manufactured Home Installation Program


In 1974, Congress passed the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act which authorized the Department of Housing and Urban Development to establish constuction standards for manufactured homes.  In 2000, Congress updated that 1974 Act.

In passing the two laws, Congress, intended to protect the quality, durability, safety and affordability of manufactured homes; to facilitate the availability of affordable manufactured homes and increase homeownership for all Americans; to provide for the establishment of uniform and performance-based constuction standards for manufactured homes; and to encourage cost-effective and innovative construction techniques for manufactured homes. 

Congress also authorized the establishment of Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCSS) to assist HUD in the development, revision and interpretation of the MHCSS.

In addition, it authorized HUD to establish minimum manufactured home installation standards that could be adopted by states to provide for the initial installation of new manufactured homes and a program to provide for the resolution of disputes between consumers, retailers and manufacturers.

Taken from ~ Manufactured Housing Organization