The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in a September 7, 2017 letter to HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William B. Long (copy attached), has called on both agencies to make “full and maximum” use of HUD-Code manufactured homes, the association tells MHProNews.
MHARR urged officials to use manufactured homes as both emergency relief and replacement housing for Americans impacted by Hurricane Harvey and expected-Hurricane Irma.
In Washington, D.C., MHARR President and CEO Mark Weiss stated: “HUD Code manufactured homes provide FEMA, HUD and other government agencies at the federal, state and local level with a dependable and rapidly-deployable source of safe, high-quality housing to meet their respective missions in support of disaster victims.”
Weiss added, “In light of the unprecedented scope of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey and anticipated from Hurricane Irma, these agencies should make full use of federally-regulated manufactured housing, and all of the advantages that it offers, to help Americans recover from these storms.”
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.
The letter to HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and FEMA’s Brock Long is linked here. ## (News, announcement.)
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Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com.