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Manufactured Housing Professionals Are Flocking…

September 1st, 2017 Comments off
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September 2017 featured articles and reports are currently set to go live on the evening of Wednesday, September 6th. August featured articles line-up can be found at this link here.

Texas – Heroics, and Tragedy 

An update will be coming on news from Texas and Louisiana about FEMA, manufactured housing and related will be published today.

Until that report, stating the obvious. While there are thousands of heroic acts taking place daily in Texas, and now, Louisiana – there are some sad scenes of looting too.

Can Bongino, former secret service agent on Fox New said that those looting in Houston were a sign of “complete culture rot.”  Social challenges, including culture rot, and the chill that Charlottesville sent through the nation moved the Rev. Donald Tye Jr. and our publisher, L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach to issue a joint statement, linked here or from the image below.

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·            MHI Executive Committee Member Emails MHProNews, Sam Zell’s Comment$ 

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MHC Video Interview on Cohesion, Brand, and Manufactured Housing Industry Advancement

August 22nd, 2017 Comments off
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Paul Bradley, left, L. A. “Tony” Kovach, right. Still from Inside MH video, credits, ManufacturedHomes, MHProNews.com.

The video interviews that MHProNews or MHLivingNews has provided over the years are geared toward shedding light on real-world manufactured housing industry issues.

Those videos are done with professionals, experts, and home owners. While the focus is understood with those being interviewed – some aspect(s) of manufactured homes – the videos aren’t scripted.

That makes it useful to the professional, public officials, investors – and when appropriate – to shoppers.

In this flashback video report, ROC USA President Paul Bradley talks about:

industry cohesion,
community closures,
the industry brand and image,
relationship with home owners in communities,
making transactions that are commercially viable,
cap rates and commercial appraisals,
which portfolio operators Bradly admires,
Randy Rowe,
the need for strong value proposition,
non-profits and for-profits, the time frame to close a deal, social ventures – the middle space and more.

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Since this video was done, the organization has grown substantially, see a recent story, linked here.

 

 

Bradley has been an advocate for fighting fake news about the industry, while still calling upon the industry to take steps that harm the industry’s image.

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“8 Fantastic Years”

August 4th, 2017 Comments off
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Stephanie McAnuff, photo credits, Twitter, McAnuff Group, text credit, MHProNews, provided under fair use guidelines.

Tony, congratulations on 8 fantastic years and cheers to many more!” said Stephanie McAnuff.

In August, 2009, the groundwork for what has become MHProNews and MHLivingNews was started.

Thanks to social media, such as LinkedIn, words of congratulations and encouragement are coming in daily.

While many keep it simple, “Congrats!” “Thank you for all you do,” or “Kudos!” – some come in with more detailed, and specific words of encouragement.  One example is below.

Stephanie is with Marcus & Millichap, “The McAnuff Group,” which specializes in “Real Estate Investing,” per her LinkedIn profile page.

McAnuff said, “Thanks for the great information you put out in the industry. Big fans! Please feel free to share my thoughts about your work as a quote!”

McAnuff elaborated. “We have previously shared your information and articles with live links and credits back to you in our MHP Weekly and our news blog.”

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The McAnuff Group.

She said that the “great information” we publish that crosses our desks…really resonates.” They are “happy” to “help get the information out.”

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TEAM

These twin platforms are always about team work, and that includes:

  • Team writers, such as Julia Granowicz.
  • Clients and sponsors, such as Sunshine Homes, MHARR, New Durham Estates, Credit Human, Triad Financial, ROC USA, and others.

Professionals and associations that share their time and expertise in crafting thoughtful responses to specific issues.

Many of those are found on the Industry Voices guest blog, and/or are quoted in articles, such as (no order of importance implied), John Bostick, Donald Tye, Jr., Bob Crawford, Stan Posey, Richard Nodel, Frank Rolfe, Lindsey Bostick, Marty Lavin, Tim Connor, Mark Brunner, Jay Crawford, Jim Ayotte, Mary McBrady, JD Harper, Deanna Fields, DJ Pendleton, Sheila Dey, Don Glisson, Betty Whitaker, Ron Breymier, David Murdock, and scores of others.

The industry will only advance to its full potential when more of the root issues are successfully addressed.  Change takes place in local markets. Change must be location specific.

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Whenever something you and Soheyla publish” McAnuff and scores of others forward emails, post links, and share feedback on or off the record. News and tips come in routinely from readers, just like you.

Our emailed news updates are the single hottest headline news items in the industry, per data that third party MailChimp provides.

The average visitor goes to between 7 and 9 pages per visit.  Compare that to the 3.3 pages average for the typical news site.

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15 minutes a day here and on our sister site of MHLivingNews will make you a better professional. Sharing the fact-based information here and on MHLivingNews is a simple way to advance the understanding and acceptance of this great industry.

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 “My 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent enemy,” said Ronald Reagan. Most industry pros, like McAnuff, find news and information that ‘resonates.’

Actively retired Donald Tye Jr. is one of the advocates for a budding movement to increase the understanding, acceptance, benefit to consumers, investors, businesses and localities made uniquely possible by today’s manufactured homes.

Tye reminded us that change for our industry is akin to the civil rights movement.  He recalls how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. peacefully worked for change.  Organized efforts to confront ignorance, prejudices, and the forces holding the industry back are all necessary, Tye says.

On behalf of our team and sponsors, we thank you and all who make this possible and who log on daily by the thousands, and have for years. As more work together on the root causes of issues, the best is truly yet to come. ## (Announcements, commentary, thank you.)

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Steve Bannon, White House Chief Strategist, Wants Google, Facebook Treated Like Monopolies

August 3rd, 2017 Comments off
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Bannon is one of the driving forces behind Breitbart, and is widely seen as having played an important role in President Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Google has been online for almost 19 years now.

Facebook has been for 13 years.

During that timeframe, both companies have become dominating giants.

In 2017, Google is the top ranking website in the United States, and the world.  It’s closely followed by YouTube, which is owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company.

Facebook is ranked number three world wide, per WeForum, which cites data from Alexa.

Google, YouTube and Facebook are all routinely used marketing tools in manufactured housing — and all other kinds of marketing too.

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Disclosure. MHProNews’ sister operation, MHMarketingSalesManagement.com provides professional services to the industry, which routinely maximize online results through ‘white hat,’ organic methods. These involve using the resources named in this article, but often by using MHProNews.com, MHLivingNews.com or other methods that allow the user to skip paying anything to those giant tech companies. Image credit, MHMarketingSalesManagement.com

Besides having the world’s top 3 visited websites, Alphabet/Google and Facebook account for 99 percent of revenue growth in digital advertising in the U.S. in 2016, according to the analysis of IAB estimates.

Overall the U.S. digital advertising industry grew 21.8 percent in 2016, says Pivotal Research.

The big point is that if Google and Facebook are the primary interfaces to buyers, over the long-run they own the relationships and the related data,” Pivotal Research Senior Analyst Bill Wieser told Business Insider via email. “Every partner they work with is subservient.”

Internet Utilities, Advertising, and Monopolies

Wieser isn’t the only one who sees potential problems. White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, has long been saying that the internet giants need to be regulated like utilities, and treated like monopolies.

In fact, as The Intercept points out, Facebook’s founder even Mark Zuckerberg called Facebook a “social utility” for the longest time.

I think there’s confusion around what the point of social networks is. A lot of different companies characterized as social networks have different goals — some serve the function of business networking, some are media portals. What we’re trying to do is just make it really efficient for people to communicate, get information and share information. We always try to emphasize the utility component.” – Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg told Time in a 2007 interview.

However, as they also point out Zuckerberg appears to have taken away that slogan in recent years, likely at the advice of legal council, hoping to avoid just what Bannon and others are considering.

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Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is already a force in manufactured housing marketing, could be poised to enter the factory built housing space, and is widely rumored to be running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Image credit as shown.

When Bannon says he believes there should be laws put in place to help regulate these things he does not mean by letting the  government take complete control. Rather, they could cap advertising fees and prices, since many see it as an essential place for people to advertise their businesses (see disclosure, second image, above). 

Rumors have it that Zuckerberg, who announced a road trip back in January, might be gearing up to run for the White House. Is part of Bannon’s strategy to head off a potential POTUS Trump 2020 rival?

POTUSDefinedManufacturedHousingIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsThe trip the Facebook founder spoke if is supposed to be for personal growth, “meeting regular folk”, and to “understand America.”  That sounds like an exploration of a campaign, further supported by the fact that Zuckerberg has hired Clinton campaign team members (more on that in a future report).

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Bannon is known for edgy, controversial positions – and for being brilliant in his work. The tweet above is one example of some of his more controversial statements. It may also shed light on the Zuckerberg, Facebook, Google strategy. Image credit, Twitter. 

Google and Facebook Are Growing Offline As Well

Regular Daily Business News readers will know that Google and Facebook both have physical stakes in the market as well. Google is planning to build 300 units of modular housing that will be used for temporary employee housing; and Facebook – although their building method has yet to be confirmed – is planning to build a whole “village” or town called Willow Campus.

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The manufactured, modular and prefab housing industries are deeply impacted by these operations. The Daily Business News will continue to lead the charge in providing coverage on this and other issues that impact a business, investments, or career like yours. # # (News, analysis.)

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Latest HUD Code Manufactured Housing Shipment Statistics, June 2017

August 3rd, 2017 Comments off

Washington, D.C., August 3, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year manufactured housing industry production increased during June 2017,” the association told MHProNews.

Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,152 homes in June 2017, an 11.7% increase over the 7,299 HUD Code homes produced during May 2016,” the MHARR release said.

Cumulative industry production for 2017 now totals 46,602 homes, a 16.9% increase over the 39,869 HUD Code homes produced over the same period in 2016.”

A Deeper Look at the Stats

MHARR informs the Daily Business News that, “A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states from the beginning of the industry production rebound in August 2011 through June 2017 — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2017) and prior year (2016) shipments per category as indicated — are:”

 

 

The association notes that latest information for June 2017 resulted in no changes to the cumulative top-ten list.

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“Po-Dunk” – Kid Rock’s Video – Features Camo “Double Wide Trailer House”

July 27th, 2017 Comments off

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In an upcoming feature on MHLivingNews, the spotlight will be on this star who is happy to live in a multi-section manufactured home.

In fact, his camo manufactured home is prominently featured the music video “Po-Dunk,” along with his Rolls Royce and private jet.

The home is sited on his property near Nashville, TN, says Rockfeed.

The multi-million view music video below has some salty “R” rated language in a few places, and is suggestive.

But the video also tells a tale of poor whites and blacks, whose single-section manufactured homes are often seen in the background.

A church, the U.S. flag, and firearms are all boldly on display.

 

Though Kid Rock’s use of the term “double-wide trailer” in interviews is less than ideal, he may be taking an ‘in your face’ attack at those who – like President Donald J. Trump – aren’t speaking up for the forgotten.

It’s those “irredeemable deplorables,” as Secretary Hillary Clinton called them in her 2016 campaign, who are featured in this video.

Surely, all these symbols in the video are no coincidence?

Watch for our upcoming feature on MHLivingNews.  Our publisher hopes you will quickly see why this may prove to be a powerful way to promote manufactured homes to millions of Americans: rich, poor or in between. # #

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News July 9 to July 15, 2017

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Rev. Donald Tye, Jr. Tye and his family have extensive experience with factory built homes, and they are pro-manufactured homes and the opportunities they provide to people from all backgrounds and income levels.

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Clayton, FB Cleared, Regulatory Approvals

July 7th, 2017 Comments off
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FB Financial Corporation, a holding company of FirstBank, announced that all regulatory approvals have been received with respect to FirstBank’s proposed acquisition of Clayton Bank and Trust and American City Bank.

In a media release, MHProNews has been informed that, Christopher T. Holmes, FB Financial’s President and CEO stated, “We are excited to have received all necessary regulatory approvals for our pending acquisition of the Clayton Banks which we expect to close at the end of the month. The cultures of the banks have complemented each other even better than we expected. Both the Clayton and FirstBank teams have been working hard to ensure a smooth integration of the companies.”

As previously reported in the Daily Business News, Jim Clayton told MHProNews about his enthusiasm over the deal. Clayton Bank is heavily involved in manufactured housing, as the link here demonstrates.

Numerous Clayton loans involve manufactured homes and communities.

Jim (Ayers @ FirstBank) and I have been great friends for decades and have a lot in common, including being from rural West Tennessee,” said Clayton to MHProNews publisher, L. A. “Tony” Kovach.

The following information, is per their news release.

ABOUT THE CLAYTON BANKS

Clayton Bank is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee and has assets of approximately $885 million. The bank has 13 branches across its markets in Knoxville, Jackson, Oakland, Covington, Henderson, Lexington, Friendship and Cookeville, Tennessee.

American City Bank is headquartered in Tullahoma, Tennessee and has assets of approximately $314 million. It operates five branches in Tullahoma, Manchester, Lynchburg and Decherd, Tennessee.

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Jim Clayton, right. L. A. “Tony” Kovach, left – in a 2017 photo. Photo credit, MHProNews.com

ABOUT FB FINANCIAL CORPORATION

FB Financial Corporation (FBK) is a bank holding company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. FB Financial operates through its wholly owned banking subsidiary, FirstBank, the third largest Tennessee-headquartered bank, with 45 full-service bank branches across Tennessee, North Alabama and North Georgia, and a national mortgage business with offices across the Southeast. FirstBank serves five of the largest metropolitan markets in Tennessee and has approximately $3.2 billion in total assets. ##

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Redefining Concept of Home Could Help Tackle Housing Crisis, Daly Examined

June 30th, 2017 Comments off
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Americans aren’t alone in the quest for affordable housing.  John Daly, with the Irish Examiner lays out a vision of how “Redefining the concept of ‘home’ could help tackle the housing crisis.”

If Daly and his fellow Irishmen could compare and contrast what they are excited about with the modern manufactured homes available in the U.S., they might think at first blush it was blarney.

Americans should feel fortunate to have the HUD Code option, as you’ll soon see as Daly’s vision is examined.

Daly says, “With the housing crisis in Ireland and elsewhere across western society set to remain one of the major social issues of the early 21st century, the time to redefine the meaning of ‘home’ is clearly at hand.”

Since the late 1990s, the transformation of shipping containers into a variety of accommodation options has gone from quirky and eccentric into a viable source of alternative low-cost housing,” Daly writes.  The Daily Business News recently spotlighted American versions of container housing, at this link here.

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Daly points to, “Project Ripple, a 2014 social housing project constructed from a 3.7sq m container was built on the grounds of Dublin’s Irish Museum of Modern Art over three days.” That would be equal to a spartan 39.8265 square feet, per Google’s calculator.

Daly notes that container housing is catching on here in the U.S. and down under, in Australia.

With an estimated 30 million unused shipping containers all around the world, a serviceable unit can be bought for €2,000, measuring 2.4m wide, 2.6m high, and either 6m or 12m longHigh-cube containers with increased ceiling height are priced up to €3,000,” he said.

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Daly writes that “People are choosing to live in a different way, and innovation within the property market in Ireland has not kept pace. People are moving away from the notions of permanency or lifetime debt, and in a more mobile society, there is a need for flexible approaches to home ownership,” Carol Tallon with the Ripple Project said. This container photo and those that follow are credit to SelfBuild.ie, and are provided under fair use guidelines.

A check on Project Ripple yielded the photos above and those that follow below on this page from the SelfBuild.ie website. There you  can find the following.

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While more costly than U.S. made HUD Code manufactured homes, these container units are less costly and faster to complete than on-site construction. Daly writes that, “Paul Harvey, director of property development for Travelodge, said: “The containers are fitted out to include everything we offer in the rooms at a traditionally built hotel. You simply won’t be able to tell the difference…While a traditional 100-bed hotel cost the firm £5m to build at the time, the new design came in at £4.5m, with construction reduced from 40 weeks to 30.” Irish Ripple Container House, SelfBuild.

While the initial aim of project RIPPLE was to come up with a low-cost model of housing that could be rolled out quickly and without the long lead-in time that traditional housing requires, it became clear that this approach contained its own unique challenges in Ireland. Our climate demands greater levels of insulation, and given the size of the container, it had to be external rather than internal,” states SelfBuild.

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Ripple Container House photo. About 320 square feet, much like the tiny houses being promoted in the U.S. and Canada. A U.S. 14×70 HUD Code manufactured home is nearly 3 times as spacious, for similar total dollars and less than half the cost per square foot.

Compare and Contrast the Costs with HUD Code Manufactured Home

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Daly says that other projects using containers have been started by others since the Ripple prototype was made. Ripple Container House photo. Looking from the ‘living area’ past the galley style kitchen to the beds.

The site then states, “The same home traditionally built would cost €55,000 but a 40ft shipping container can be converted into a fully-compliant home from €25,000 direct labour or €35,000 using a contractor.”

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Mom? Dad? Do you have any kids at home? Do you want some…privacy? Ripple Container House, about 320 square feet.

At today’s exchange rates, per Google calculator, that yields ‘site built’ cost would be $62,922.75 in U.S. dollars.  The contracted price for about 320 square feet (nominal 8’x40’ container) $40,042.28 in U.S. dollars.

As was previously reported on the Daily Business News

U.S. Census Bureau Manufactured Home Statistics

The average sales price of a single sectional manufactured home as of Dec. 2016, according to the Census Bureau, was $49,900. A 14×70 foot single section manufactured home is about 924 square feet – which is a typical model, although the 16 X 80 is a more popular size.  Those homes are made to stringent standards under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Code for manufactured homes, which turned 41 earlier this month. Using the smaller 14×70 size to be conservative, that works out to be some $54.00 per square foot.”

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Once you’ve spent some time in 320 square feet, imagine what life would be like when you moved into a 14×70 that is almost triple the floor space. Can you hear the family saying, ‘Man! This is LIVING!’ Photo credits are as shown.

That Ripple container house – as ‘cool’ as it looks to many in housing hungry Ireland and elsewhere – is about $125.13 per square foot.

The U.S. Army reportedly did a study some years ago to determine what was a good size home for a family of 4.  Sources say the answer was about 900 square feet.  That’s about the size of a single section 14×70.

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Are the Blind, Leading Legally? Ruling on Websites, ADA Puts MH Businesses on Notice

June 29th, 2017 Comments off
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That a wide array of private businesses are subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is not a surprise to thousands of manufactured housing industry professionals from coast to coast.

As recently as this month, Fair Housing attorney – Nadeen Green, JD – has published on the subject of accommodations for service animals and the ADA.

But in this recent court ruling, a federal judge in Florida ruled that a business – grocer Winn-Dixie – “must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because the website is “heavily integrated” with the store’s physical location,” the Ballard Sphar Accessibility [Law] Group (BSAG), tells MHProNews.

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The legal brief said in part, “This case is notable because it is one of the first, if only, Title III ADA website accessibility cases to go to trial.”

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Title III of the ADA, which applies only to private entities, prohibits places of “public accommodation” from discriminating in the full and equal enjoyment of goods, services, and facilities on the basis of an individual’s disability. Drafted in 1990 before the internet boom, the ADA lists 11 categories of physical locations that fall under its purview,” Ballard Sphar said.

In Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., the plaintiff alleged that the Winn-Dixie website was inaccessible to blind individuals like him,” said BSAG. “Specifically, he alleged that the inaccessibility of the website prevented him from enjoying features of the website such as accessing digital coupons, using the online pharmacy, and finding store locations.”

BSAG elaborated by saying that “The judge found that the online content, including digital coupons, pharmacy, and store locator feature, were sufficiently connected to the physical stores such that the plaintiff was denied the full and equal enjoyment of Winn Dixie’s goods and services.”

The court ordered an injunction, requiring the parties to confer on a timeline for making the website accessible in conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 criteria, an international standard for making internet content accessible,” the legal group said.

The legal precedent could be far reaching.

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Does your business have to accommodate the public with a handicap accessible ramp? If so, then that or other scenarios may suggest that this new legal ruling may apply to your location(s). Photo credit, the Building Inspector.

MH Industry Impact?

Among the sources that tipped the Daily Business News to this issue is an industry attorney, who does not specialize in such matters, but felt that it could in fact be applied to a variety of businesses in the manufactured home industry that involves public access that falls under the ADA.  Such businesses would be well advised to see how this applies to them, and if their websites’ ought to meet under the ADA – “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 criteria.”  ##

(News, notice as with any news story that involves the law, no legal advice is being given. Rather, industry professionals that deal with the public in a physical location ought to consider if and how the ramifications for such a case may or may not impact their business.)

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