Posts Tagged ‘Huntsville Texas’

Texas City would Restrict Manufactured Housing to under 20 Years

April 18th, 2016 Comments off

manufactured_home__george_west_texas__kristv.com__crditFollowing a story MHProNews last posted July 22, 2015 regarding the Huntsville (TX) City Council attempt to prohibit manufactured homes (MH) inside the city, the council will consider two ordinances relating to manufactured homes at their meeting Tue., April 19, 2016, according to itemonline.

Previously, when the city council was going to ban new MH, Texas Manufactured Housing Association Executive Director D. J. Pendleton documented to the council that 843 MH had been sold to people with Huntsville addresses from 2011 to 2014, causing them to back off.

The new ordinance would prevent any MH older than 20 years from siting in the city, including in MHCs, although existing homes would be grandfathered in. However, if the owner upgrades, the replacement home cannot be more than 20 years old, and it must have outdoor storage.

Additionally, the ordinance requires that manufactured home communities (MHCs) conform to the same standards as any subdivision, and mandates that new standards be developed for MH home sites.

Under a proposed ordinance to the development code, recreational vehicles (RVs) could no longer be used as permanent residences within the city limits, although existing RVs so used would be grandfathered in.

As for existing MH under the new ordinance, they would all need to be skirted regardless of age. MHCs must have: a buffer zone around the community; paved impervious road surfaces to allow for emergency vehicles; screening around any dumpster area; and improve the utility infrastructure for safety reasons.

The Tue. meeting will also be the first reading of the proposed ordinances as well as a public hearing. No action will be taken unless a motion is made to waive the first reading rule and be approved by a majority vote. ##

(Photo credit:–manufactured home, George West, Texas)

Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.

Seeking Problems/Success Stories with Siting Manufactured Homes in Texas

July 29th, 2015 Comments off

texas_mhaIn the wake of the story MHProNews posted July 22, 2015 regarding the city council of Huntsville, Texas changing its mind to allow manufactured homes (MH) within the city limits after first denying their placement, Executive Director D. J. Pendleton of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) has issued a call for other cities that have experienced anti-MH ordinances.

In the Huntsville case, remonstrators appeared at the city council meeting and convinced the council members to allow MH within the city limits. Noting he wants to cast the widest net possible, Pendleton is asking for any and all instances of city ordinances, inspectors, permitting offices, et al, standing in the way of siting MH, or in any way restricting their siting, whether the battles were won or lost, including stories from members and non-members of TMHA.

With the intent to use this information as the basis for policy discussions and future actions, he says, “I need your input if you think a city, in the absence of the manufactured housing prohibition, would be a market you would be able to serve and provide housing options to residents. I want to hear about cities where you once sold homes into, but then they enacted an ordinance prohibiting manufactured homes and what that impact was and when it was enacted.

Contact him at As you may know, Texas far and away is the state with the largest shipments of manufactured homes. ##

(Image credit: Texas Manufactured Housing Association)

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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News July 19-July 26, 2015

July 26th, 2015 Comments off

mhpronews_sunday_morningWhat’s New in public focused Manufactured

A Hunter and Native American Decorator’s Dream! John Howard’s Home, Inside MH Road Show Video

How A Manufactured Modular Home Production Center Achieves Savings and Quality – Inside MH Video with Mike Stone

4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Clean

What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News

As the Dodd-Frank Act hits the five year mark, stories abound how its offspring, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, continues to confound the manufactured home industry as well as the banking and mortgage industries, and the accompanying importance of MH fiancing reform. Meanwhile, MHLivingNews and MHProNews publisher L. A. “Tony” Kovach lands on The Hill in D. C., and as a family man on 83degreesmedia. In other news, industry pressure changes minds in a Texas city, several MHCs change hands, MH lands in Native American hands, MH Firms Plan Q2 Financials Release, much, much more.

Saturday, July 25

Temporary Modular Housing being Restricted in Bakken Oilfield

Friday, July 24

The Avoidance of the Rule of Law by Dodd-Frank

Dow Falls -163 Points, Most Tracked Manufactured Housing Stocks also Drop

Modular Workforce Housing Planned for Southwest Louisiana

Help Ensure Passage of The Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act

UMH Properties Set to Release Q2 Financials Aug. 7

Capital One Arranges $14 Million Fannie Mae Loan

Thursday, July 23

Drew Industries to Release Second Quarter Financials

Deer Valley Corp. Jumped +10.25 percent while Most All Tracked Stocks Fell

Home Sales Rise to Best Rate in Eight Years

Capital One Arranges Purchase of CA Manufactured Home Community

Orders for Keiser’s Modular Homes will be Built at a Sister Plant

Gendell Unloads More Patrick Stock for $1.48 Million

Wednesday, July 22

Manufactured Home Community in Florida Sells for $6.4 Million

PSP Seeks Manufactured Home Communities to Provide Affordable Housing

MHCV Edges Up, NASDAQ Slips, Existing Home Sales Rose 3.2 % in June

Elko Band Native Americans Break Ground for New Manufactured Homes

Texas City Reverses Decision, Votes to Allow Manufactured Housing

War of Words? DC’s The Hill Congressional Blog on Manufactured Housing Finance Reform

Tuesday, July 21

Deer Valley Falls -11.11%, as Most Tracked Manufactured Housing Stocks Slip

Equity LifeStyle Properties Beats Analysts Expectations in Q2

Factory-Built Homes—the New Cool

Tired of renting? Get the scoop on manufactured homes

Lawsuit Challenges Removal of Manufactured Home Carports

Monday, July 20

Keiser Homes Fire did not Damage Main Structure, Electrical or New Homes

Deer Valley Gains 10.25%; Dodd-Frank Turns Five Tomorrow

Housing Starts, Permits Hit Eight-year High

Marcus & Millichap Arrange Sale of Florida Manufactured Home Community

Mark Engel to Join Green Courte Partners as CFO

Honda Agrees to Cease Discriminatory Automobile Lending

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News-July 12-July 19, 2015 ##

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Texas City Reverses Decision, Votes to Allow Manufactured Housing

July 22nd, 2015 Comments off

mh_transportation___rileystransport_creditFollowing up on a post MHProNews wrote July 13, 2015, regarding the Huntsville, Texas, City Council’s vote to prohibit the new siting of manufactured homes within the city limits, D. J. Pendleton, Executive Director of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA), informs MHProNews the city council reversed its decision. The first reading produced a 5-2 vote in favor of prohibition, but a law does not take effect until the second reading.

D. J. and his staff determined 843 manufactured homes were sold to customers with Huntsville addresses from 2011 to 2014. Additionally, data revealed nearly two-thirds of Huntsville residents are renters, and of these, 61.8 percent spend over 35 percent of their income on housing, clearly denoting a need for affordable housing in the city.

He says Gary Adamek of Reliable Homes and Les Stone with Clayton Homes plus local citizenry testified to the need of MH at the council meeting last night (July 21), which “serves as an example to all those in our industry about the power of local political engagement.” In the words of one-time Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, Thomas Phillip “Tip” O’Neill, “All politics is local.##

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