by George F. Allen
Attention HUD Code Housing Manufacturers! Are You Listening?
If NOT: no one to blame but yourselves, if shipments continue to languish!
Editor's Note: This article has been adapted from GFA's blog of Oct 24, 2010.
At an October Finance Seminar in Springfield, IL, Greg O'Berry, President & COO of Hometown America, and chairman of MHI's National Communities Council division, during his 'State of the MHIndustry' keynote address, opined IMAGE continues to be a perennial bugbear for HUD Code manufactured housing!1 And until we 'Take a Major Step to Image-Educate the Consumer-Public' that our systems-built housing product is 'not their father's mobile home', but an attractive and high quality, affordable and non-subsidized, 'green' and energy efficient Shelter Alternative, our annual housing shipment total will continue to bump along at its 60-year nadir.2