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Arizona MH Community Destined to Move Forward Despite Neighbors’ Opposition

June 9th, 2016 Comments off

Arizona__Mojave_County___state_road_389__wikipediaThe Mohave County Board of Supervisors (Arizona) approved by a vote of four to one the development of an age-restricted manufactured home community south of Chloride near the Old Boulder Dam Highway, despite opposition from neighbors who fear low-income residents that may be involved in crime.

Neighbors Judy and Norm Sharples, echoing other residents concerns, are certain that low-income housing is synonymous with criminal behavior, and believe the Mojave County Sheriff’s Office will be overwhelmed, according to kdminer.

Applicant Chris Garey, a hydrogeologist from Las Vegas, said strict rules will be enforced regarding appearance and condition of homes on the property, and a representative on the property full time will address any resident issues. The plan for the 40 acres is to have 150 home sites, including an office and recreation room.

This will be for senior citizens and senior citizens only. There will be no gas stations, RV parks or storage units,” Garey affirmed. The residents will own their own homes.

Rancher Leroy Elderman and the Sharples both are apprehensive about what they envision as the loss of tranquility and the encroachment of society with more traffic, noise and possible aggravation of their livestock. “What is so necessary for this park to be here,” asked Mrs. Sharples. “Go closer to town and put that ( MHC) in.”

Applicant has to provide proof of water and sewer service for the community, and must consult with the Dept. of Public Works for the county regarding paving of roads to keep the dust down.

I didn’t start looking in this area because I was looking for a mobile home park. I’m looking to get away from this stuff,” Elderman said. “The reason why I moved out there was that I thought it would be the last place for more noise and traffic.”

They will tell us what to do and we’ll do it,” Garey said. “It’s going to be a long process.” The project is 18-24 months out, MHProNews has learned.

Why go through the hassle of paving roads when people can build that stuff in town,” Judy Sharples said. ##

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Supervisors Unanimously Approve Ordinance to Accept HUD Code Homes

March 10th, 2016 Comments off

arizona mfg home  trulia ceditUpdating a story MHProNews last posted Feb. 11, 2016 regarding an ordinance passed by the planning and zoning commission in Mojave County, Arizona that would allow manufactured homes built after June 15, 1976 to be sited, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the ordinance, according to kdminer.

Originally, the Board had approved an ordinance Dec. 2, 2015 requiring homes to be no older than seven years if they were sited in the county, but opposition from home owners, installers and retailers convinced the supervisors to abolish that ordinance.

Homeowners stated they could not necessarily afford a a new home, nor did they like having to pay taxes on a home that was essentially deemed worthless if it was older than seven years. Retailers complained they could not sell homes older than seven years, regardless of condition, which would wipe out a considerable amount of their business if they could not accept trade-ins beyond the seven year limit.

The only other requirement is that homes have a valid label issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certifying the date of manufacture. ##

(Photo credit: trulia–Arizona manufactured home)

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Custom Tiny Home does not Meet HUD Code Specs

October 22nd, 2014 Comments off

tiny home  customized by lil lodges of Alabama   marie albiges slash  wy daily  com  creditA 415 square foot customized tiny home now sited in the Bruton Park manufactured home community (MHC) in York County, Virginia may have to move because it has not been approved to meet the federal HUD Code standards for a manufactured home (MH).

Karen and Tom Rogers lived with their daughter in a recreational vehicle until a tree destroyed it during a storm. Lil’ Lodges sells Park Model RVs, but customized this as a manufactured home, according to wydaily. But without HUD seals of approval, county compliance head Al Maddalena says the home would have to be disassembled and evaluated by a third-party engineer, as Park Model RVs are not allowed in MHCs.

The family has appealed and will meet with the Board of Zoning Appeals. If their appeal is denied, they can appeal to circuit court, apply to change the county code or move to another county.

Bear Creek, Alabama-based Lil’ Lodges sells 250 units annually for around $55,000. The Rogers custom home has triple-framed windows, five axles, hurricane straps deep in the ground, an upstairs loft guest bedroom and a master bedroom with a bay window. The home will withstand 130 mph winds. When it’s time to move, the couple has to disconnect utilities. As MHProNews knows, while the tiny home movement is slowly growing, a comparably-priced manufactured home would provide more living space.

As the Tiny House movement spreads, issues like this one involving Tiny Houses are likely to arise more often.  Pam Danner, MH Program Administrator at HUDsaid recently as part of a public statement during the Florida Manufactured Housing Association (FMHA) annual event that HUD is looking into this issue, precisely because Tiny Houses aren’t manufactured homes.  ##

(Editor’s Note: HUD and other views on the Park Model RV issue in MHCs is linked here.)

(Photo credit: Marie Albiges/wydaily – Tom Rogers with his tiny home)

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Supervisors to Consider Acquisition of Land Lease Community

December 9th, 2013 Comments off

The Board of Supervisors of Lakeport, California will hold a public hearing regarding Caritas Affordable Housing Inc.’s acquisition of Sterling Shore Estates Manufactured Housing Community. According to what lakeconews.com tells MHProNews, the board will also consider a joint exercise of powers agreement between the county and the California Municipal Finance Authority to issue bonds in support of Caritas. Lakeport is in northwest CA.

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Vintners Replace Manufactured with Modular Housing

October 21st, 2013 Comments off

The owners of Hall Wines in Napa Valley, California purchased the 18 homesite Vineland Vista Mobile Home Park in 2008 with plans to redevelop the space, finally closing it in 2012 after legal wrangling with tenants, according to napavalleyregister.com. Providing the Napa Valley Planning Department approves a use-permit modification and the Board of Supervisors amends an ordinance, Hall will site 15 modular homes and three recreational vehicles. MHProNews has learned the property is surrounded by vineries and agricultural land. The Board of Supervisors will consider the proposal at its next meeting in November.

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School has Permission to Site Modular Classrooms

September 18th, 2013 Comments off

The Front Royal, Virginia Board of Supervisors approved a conditional-use permit by Front Royal Christian School for modular classrooms to be sited on the south side of the existing building. As nvdaily.com tells MHProNews, the buildings must have an earth tone color and appearance to blend with existing buildings.

(Photo credit: Kristina Iodice/thegazette–modular classroom)

Amendment to Permit Approved

May 30th, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned from the Brunswick Times-Gazette an amendment to a Conditional Use Permit has been approved by the Brunswick County Board of Supervisors in Lawrenceville, Vir. The original permit was for Knob Hill Mobile Home Park, a 34 homesite manufactured housing community, previously approved. The amendment, also approved, allows for six of the homesites to be used for travel trailers and campers, and will expire Dec. 31, 2016. MHC owner Scott Brandt says the temporary sites will be used by employees working on the Dominion Virginia Power project.

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County to Repair Modular Homes

January 16th, 2013 Comments off

The inyoregister reports the board of supervisors of Inyo County in eastern Calif. will consider repairing two modular homes the Inyo County Sheriff’s Dept. purchased to house resident deputies in the town of Shoshone, near the Nevada border. The Inyo County Public Works Dept. proposes to use the county building maintenance fund to replace the roof, the windows and make other improvements. As MHProNews understands, the two buildings were originally constructed to Housing and Community Development standards which allowed single-pane windows and reduced insulation in the walls.

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MHC to Receive Public Sewer Lines

October 30th, 2012 Comments off

With the soil long inundated with septic systems, residents of Greensprings Mobile Home Park in James City County, near Williamsport, Virginia implored the Board of Supervisors to extend public sewer lines to the community, according to Virginia Gazette. Owner Franklin Management Co. has been pumping and hauling sewage for years, but some backs up into yards, and threatens residents’ health. As MHProNews has learned the supervisors hesitated to pass the measure, fearing the owner would pass the $600,000 cost of the hook-up on to the residents, or develop the property into single-family homes, since the sewer lines would increase the value of the land. An agreement was eventually signed preventing the owner from passing the cost onto residents.

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Planning Commission Moves Beyond Jurisdiction

September 8th, 2012 Comments off

The vagazette informs MHProNews compassion led the Planning Commission in James City, Virginia to take a step beyond the legal border of the Public Service Area (PSA) and recommend extending sewer service to residents of the Greensprings Mobile Home Park. The two-and-a-half hour meeting saw several of the 80 residents in attendance overwhelmed with emotion as they described their plight of dealing with the failing septic system. Greensprings owner John Franklin is willing to pay $600,000 to run the sewer lines into the community, but a special use permit is required. County planning staff recommended denying the request out of concern for setting a future precedent. The Planning Commission voted unanimously in favor of the permit and rezoning application and sent it on to the Board of Supervisors for review.

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