Pre-1988 HUD Code Homes may Receive Variance

gobogolusa reports the Washington Parish Planning Commission in Louisiana is considering amending parish regulations that prevents any manufactured home made before 1988 from being sited in the parish. That ordinance was instituted to prevent decrepit homes from being sited in the parish and rented as substandard housing, but the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Association said the 1988 date was arbitrarily selected, and the correct date should be 1976, when homes were built to HUD Code standards with the correct wind zone rating. MHProNews has learned any HUD Code home can be sited anywhere in the parish. Parish Councilman Michael Fussell suggested leaving the 1988 ordinance date as-is, and add the condition that a variance could be requested for older manufactured homes on a case by case basis. The commission appointed a committee to consider the recommendation.

(Image credit: Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association)

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