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Flood Recovery Grant to Help Flood Victims with Manufactured Homes

November 18th, 2016 Comments off

Credit: South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office.

In South Carolina, it’s manufactured housing to the rescue.

According to WLTX19, the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office has received a $96 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which they plan to use to assist people impacted by floods in October.

The recovery program is designed to help low-to-moderate income households focus on the repair or replacement of homes for those who qualify.

We have met families who are living in deplorable conditions,” said a spokesperson for the Disaster Recovery Office. “Not just sub-standard living conditions, but just deplorable. In some homes there’s mildew hanging from the ceiling and it’s just a mess.


South Carolina flooding. Credit: WLTX 19.


The disaster recovery office has a number of manufactured homes that will be used to replace some homes that are no longer habitable due to the flood. The two bedroom, two baths homes are 860 square feet. The goal is to repair or replace 1500 homes.

Residents in Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Sumter Counties are eligible for the program. Residents in Richland and Lexington County or Columbia are not.

The deadline to apply for the assistance program is April 30th. ##

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RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

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Manufactured Home Community has Right to Re-rent Homesites

May 16th, 2015 Comments off

mfg home  credit mhpronewsThe Mississippi Supreme Court upheld an appeal’s court ruling which gives the Cleveland Mobile Home Park in Richland, MS the right to re-rent vacated homesites in the manufactured home community (MHC). The city of Richland wanted to reduce density in the MHC, arguing homesite re-use was non-conforming and therefore in violation of the city’s ordinance.

The Court ruled Richland’s zoning law was “arbitrary and capricious” and violated Cleveland’s “constitutional right to enjoy its property.” The Madison-Rankin Circuit Court had ruled in Richland’s favor, as msbusiness informs MHProNews.

The owners of Cleveland appealed that ruling, saying that re-filling a vacancy was continuation of an established use, not expansion of a non-conforming use. The Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) said upholding Richland’s zoning law interpretation would have “devastating effects on manufactured-housing parks across Mississippi.

Noting the government cannot manufacture a zoning violation by changing the rules, Attorney Ben Williams, who was involved in challenging Richland’s ordinance, said, “Citing both the Mississippi Constitution and the U.S. Constitution, the Mississippi Supreme Court reiterated its 1923 opinion that a citizen’s ‘lawful use of his property is one of the most sacred rights reserved to him under our Constitution.”’ ##

(Photo credit: MHProNews-manufactured home)

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