NECN reports the Vermont Manufactured Housing Innovation Project will begin replacing ten aging factory-built homes with new energy efficient manufactured homes in a pilot project funded by non-profits, tax rebates, and fixed bank rates. As MHProNews has learned, 15 percent of the homes damaged or destroyed in Vermont during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, over 500 total, were factory-built homes. The homes will be built by Vermont High Performance Homes in White River Junction. Gus Seelig of Vermont Housing and Conservation Board says seven percent of the state’s housing stock is off-site built units, amounting to some 20,000 homes.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia–manufactured homes readied for shipment)