House Committee Seeks Relief for Manufactured Housing

U.S. Capitol photo by Kevin Burkett
U.S. Capitol photo by Kevin Burkett

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1751 that would require all Housing and Urban Development code (HUD Code) manufactured homes be sold with a weather radio. During the hearing, Rep Barney Frank (D-MA.) proposed the establishment of a bi-partisan group within the Housing Committee to thoroughly examine all the laws that affect manufactured housing, including public and private financing. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL), Chairwoman of the Housing Subcommittee, confirmed that a hearing will be held on manufactured housing issues in the Fall. She is also receptive to Rep. Frank’s call for a bi-partisan group to analyze manufactured housing issues before or after the hearing. The weather radio legislation was approved and will be sent to the House floor for a vote. While the radio bill does not exempt manufacturers from civil liability, it does protect them from Subpart I liability.

For more details, see the full MHARR flash report here.


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