ConcordMonitor reports that federal funding is allowing the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and various Community Action Programs to help weatherproof at least 425 ‘mobile homes’ statewide. A $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative makes this possible. The program is geared for those who qualify for fuel assistance and are under 200 percent of the poverty level. Rob Bowers, energy auditor with the Belknap-Merrimack County Community Action Program, says the initiative is expected to last until April 2013. Insulating floors and ceilings are the most common issue and require trained personnel to be done properly. The description of the program, while not specifically mentioning pre-HUD Code homes, seems to in fact be targeting homes built before June 15, 1976 when the HUD Code went into effect. Thus the term ‘mobile home’ as opposed to manufactured home for HUD Code housing would be appropriate.
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