MHProNews.com has learned of a program in Montana to replace pre-HUD Code mobile homes with new, Energy Star-rated manufactured homes in the Great Falls area. The Sun Prairie subdivision outside Great Falls has 240 factory-built homes, many of them older models, where NeighborWorks Montana conducted an open house displaying a new manufactured home. With a $50,000 grant to administer the program, NeighborWorks buys the homes directly from the manufacturer in Idaho, provides technical assistance in removing the old home and setting the new one, and can help arrange financing. Owning a pre-HUD Code home and the land where it is sited is a prerequisite. The plan is to replace 33 aging homes in the Great Falls area. “Our goal is to improve the quality of houses and help homeowners get into homes,” said Ron Duncan of NeighborWorks. According to GreatFallsTribune, there are 22,000 mobile homes in Montana built before 1976.
(Photo credit: GreatFallsTribune/Rion Sanders)