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Seeking Problems/Success Stories with Siting Manufactured Homes in Texas

texas_mhaIn the wake of the story MHProNews posted July 22, 2015 regarding the city council of Huntsville, Texas changing its mind to allow manufactured homes (MH) within the city limits after first denying their placement, Executive Director D. J. Pendleton of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) has issued a call for other cities that have experienced anti-MH ordinances.

In the Huntsville case, remonstrators appeared at the city council meeting and convinced the council members to allow MH within the city limits. Noting he wants to cast the widest net possible, Pendleton is asking for any and all instances of city ordinances, inspectors, permitting offices, et al, standing in the way of siting MH, or in any way restricting their siting, whether the battles were won or lost, including stories from members and non-members of TMHA.

With the intent to use this information as the basis for policy discussions and future actions, he says, “I need your input if you think a city, in the absence of the manufactured housing prohibition, would be a market you would be able to serve and provide housing options to residents. I want to hear about cities where you once sold homes into, but then they enacted an ordinance prohibiting manufactured homes and what that impact was and when it was enacted.

Contact him at dpendleton@texasmha.com As you may know, Texas far and away is the state with the largest shipments of manufactured homes. ##

(Image credit: Texas Manufactured Housing Association)

matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-comArticle submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.

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