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Home owners, State Association Protest as County seeks to restrict placement of older Manufactured Homes

November 12th, 2014 Comments off

bulloch-county-map=credit-georgia-info-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-comThe fight goes on to protect thousands of manufactured homes owners and some related businesses in Bulloch County, GA. WTOC tells MHProNews that “Hundreds of mobile home owners demanded changes at a meeting last night in Bulloch County, where commissioners will adopt restrictions they passed last month. Under the rules, mobile homes ten years old or older couldn’t be located or relocated in Bulloch County without approval from the planning and zoning commission.”

The county’s leaders say surrounding counties have passed similar rules, and they didn’t want Bulloch to become a dumping ground for dilapidated homes.

But owners say the rules were vague and insulting. “We’re just middle class people,” said manufactured home owner Jimmy Driggers. “We’re not trying to ugly up the community. We’re all God’s children and this is America.”

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What Bulloch County Commissioners say they didn’t know is what Georgia Manufactured Housing Association Executive Director Jay Hamilton tells MHProNews, namely that Georgia Law “…prohibits any Georgia Municipality from limiting permits or re-location based on the age of a home. “

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Hamilton says they are working with the county to resolve the issue. A complete exclusive commentary from GMHA’s Executive Director on this issue, including a copy of GA law on this subject, are linked here. ##

(Image credits: Bulloch County seal and Georgia Info)

 

Pre-HUD Code Mobile Homes Fingered for Construction and Energy Issues

August 22nd, 2013 Comments off

charolle-white-pre-hud-code-mobile-home-credit-earthfix-oregon-public-broadcasting-posted-daily-business-news-manufactured-housing-professional-news-mhpronews-Mold, uneven floors and energy wasting are among the complaints that Charlotte White, an owner of a pre-HUD Code mobile home expressed, says earthfix. The 64 year old White is retired and lives in a single wide located in Rainbow Rock Village in Curry County, Oregon. Their story underscores the dramatic improvement in quality, safety and energy efficiency in manufactured housing since the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) manufactured home safety standards went into effect, which took place on June 15, 1976, and accelerated with the updates to the so-called HUD Code in 1994. Nevertheless, millions of pre-HUD Code mobile home owners may struggle with issues like those which have impacted White, including utility bills that may be half or more of her monthly social security check of under $400 monthly. MHProNews notes that the earthfix report failed to identify if the pre-HUD Code mobile home has been properly maintained, which industry pros know can lead to some of the complaints expressed in the story. These are clarifying points to a story run previously, at this link. ##

 

(Photo Credit of Charlotte White: earthfix and Oregon Public Broadcasting)