In a letter to the editor of sanluisobispo, Bob Vasholtz writes that while we support low-income housing, we mostly do not want low-income people living next door. He states manufactured housing is “the lowest cost form of quality housing” because the homes are built indoors, consistently, using standardized production procedures.
Noting that many years ago, mobile homes were inexpensive, small, depreciated quickly, and because their production was not regulated, some were not well made, as MHProNews understands.
Today, their production is regulated and the homes are certified to meet certain standards, and have evolved “into the most advanced housing in the world, producing quality homes for half the cost per square foot of typical site construction.”
He says new manufactured homes are bucking centuries of tradition and regulation, and no new communities are being built in cities like San Luis Obispo because they are not welcomed by the city elders who speak for the people. ##
(Photo credit: Manufactured Housing Institute–MH under production)
Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.