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Manufactured Home is First Permanent Wildfire Replacement

February 2nd, 2016 Comments off

Calif_fires_9_2015__kgo_tv_creditFour-and-a-half months after the Valley Fire swept through portions of south Lake County in California, in Sept., destroying 1,280 homes and devastating over 76,000 acres, James Westrich, 82, has become the first home owner to be issued an occupancy permit, which allows him to move in, and it is for a manufactured home, according to pressdemocrat.

As MHProNews reported Jan. 7, 2016, while 21 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) manufactured homes have been provided for burned-out residents, and more will be sited, Westrich’s is the first permanent home to be placed.

His home was in Middletown. When evacuation orders were issued Sept. 12, 2015, he left his home carrying few belongings, figuring wildfires stay in the forest, they do not come into towns. Surrounding homes mostly escaped the fire, as did the nearby downtown area, but his did not.

Thinking he would be back in the morning, he packed little clothing, but for some reason—for which he is now thankful– he grabbed photos of his recently deceased wife from the wall, loaded his two small dogs into an RV, and headed out.

He has been living on the property in the RV, but now he will be able to move into his 1,188 square foot manufactured home.

CalRecycle has removed debris from 1,130 home sites, which will allow other homes to be replaced as well. One site-built home on Cobb Mountain is nearly complete, although it is, for now, surrounded by charred trees and scorched earth. ##

(Photo credit: kgo-tv–Valley Fire in northern California, Sept., 2015)

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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Oct. 4-Oct. 11, 2015

October 11th, 2015 Comments off

mhpronews_sunday_morningWhat’s New in public focused Manufactured

Kim Capen Medville ROC – MH Appreciation and the Senior Community Lifestyle

What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News

MH Production continues rising. Maryland county shuns sprinklers. Doug Ryan remains oppositional. Clayton adds site-built homes. MHI elects new officers. ELS and Killem get strong buy rating, Drew gets buy rating. UMH seeking MH retail stores. FEMA helps CA fire victims. Solar Decathlon thru Oct. 18 in CA. Patrick stockholder dumps more. Tiny Home subdivisions. Manufactured homes in New Mexico buyer assist program. Much more in MH news and views as you sip your latte on the veranda.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Clayton Acquires Georgia-based Site-built Homebuilder

Friday, Oct. 9

Stock of Equity LifeStyle Properties gets Strong Buy Rating

Doug Ryan, CFED, HR 650/S 682 and Manufactured Home Lending

Four of Top Ten Cities with Mortgages by Millennials are in Louisiana

Dow Gains 4% on the Week, but Down on the Year

State Law Eases Manufactured Home Disposal

Maryland County Seeking to Douse Sprinkler Law

Thursday, Oct. 8

Drew gets “Buy” Rating

Passages: Jeffrey Allen

UFPI Outperforms other MH Stocks; MHCV gains +1.54 percent

Patrick Major Shareholder Unloads more Stock

FEMA Doles Out $4.5 Million to Fire Victims

Raymond James Upgrades Killam Properties to “Strong Buy”

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Manufactured Homes may House Fire Victims

Subdivisions of Tiny Homes Rising in Colorado

Solar Decathlon Competition opens in California, runs Oct. 8-Oct. 18, 2015

LPX Posts Significant Gains Three Consecutive Days, as the Dow Gains +122 Points

Ron Breymier to Lead IMHA-RVIC

Tiny Apartment Plugs into Framework, Moves to another City’s Framework

Tuesday, Oct. 6

MHI Elects New Officers and Presents Annual Awards

Manufactured Home Production Continues Rising

LPX Posts Significant Gains Two Consecutive Days

Yutzy Elected Treasurer of Kansas Manufactured Housing Association

Leading Community Operator Wants to Buy Manufactured Home Retail location

Student Built Modular Home will House Habitat for Humanity Family

Monday, Oct. 5

Planning Board Denies Siting of Modular Home

MHCV Gains +3.10%; Carlyle Spikes 9.19%; Dow Shoots Up 304 Points

Councilors to Discuss Infrastructure at New Hampshire Co-operative

Manufactured Homes Included in New Mexico Home Buyer Assistance Program

Manufactured Home Community Reduced for WalMart

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2015 ##

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FEMA Doles Out $4.5 Million to Fire Victims

October 8th, 2015 Comments off

Calif_fires_9_2015__kgo_tv_creditThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has disbursed more than $4.5 million to victims of the Lake County, California Valley Fire that wiped out over 1,230 homes, as MHProNews reported Sept. 24, 2015, $3.2 million to pay for housing, according to record-bee.

Of the 2,861 residents and businesses that have registered with FEMA since President Barack Obama declared the area a disaster zone, 2,050 of those have been in Lake County. The 21 inspectors in the field who have completed 1,591 investigations include housing inspectors who assess damage of homes that have been registered, and operations inspectors who determine manufactured housing needs. FEMA had only expected about 2,000 registrants.

Meanwhile, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers are considering specific sites for manufactured homes.

While FEMA external affairs specialist Steven Solomon says the agency is pleased with the level of repsonse, he adds, “I would encourage anyone holding back from registering to do so as soon as possible. ##

(Photo credit: kgo-tv–Valley Fire in California)

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Manufactured Homes may House Fire Victims

September 24th, 2015 Comments off

Calif_fires_9_2015__kgo_tv_creditOn the heels of the wild fires that have scorched areas of northern California in recent weeks and destroyed 1,230 homes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) took an aerial view of the Valley Fire devastation following President Barack Obama’s declaration of Lake County as a disaster zone. FEMA has asked those whose homes were destroyed to file the necessary paperwork so that the cleanup can begin, as abc7news tells MHProNews.

FEMA administrator Craig Fugate said publicly to the Valley Fire survivors, “Get in contact with us so we can plug you in and find out how to best help you.Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Department of Emergency Services, said, “We’re looking at everything from hotels to what rental properties may be available, to opening an old resort – the Konocti Harbor Inn – to also maybe putting manufactured housing on the ground.

Noting that their assistance goes to the most needy, fire victims must register with FEMA to obtain the assistance. 100 people had registered in one day at a Red Cross Center. Fugate made it clear that for people who lost their homes but had no insurance, FEMA will not rebuild their home, although their average payment per household is $7,000. ##

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