by Mark Weiss J.D.
Washington, D.C., April 3, 2018 – 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 again during February 2018. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,065 homes in February 2018, a 10.2% increase over the 7,312 HUD Code homes produced during February 2017. Cumulative industry production for 2018 now totals 16,701 homes, a 10.3% increase over the 15,139 HUD Code homes produced over the same period in 2017.
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 February 2018 — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2018) and prior year (2017) shipments per category as indicated — are:
The latest information for February 2018 results in no changes to the cumulative top ten list.
The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing.