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 construction.
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.
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