northescambia tells MHProNews approximately 25 percent of the dwellings in Century, Florida are manufactured homes and the town is considering methods to regulate their placement and condition. Of the 203 units in this town, located in the panhandle very near the Alabama line, sixty percent are pre-1995 and only 25 of the manufactured homes were built after 2003 to high wind standards. A consultant for the town says manufactured housing is allowed in permitted communities but municipalities have the option to restrict siting in other parts of the town. The article implies that the town does not have ordinances to deal with substandard or dangerous homes, but in the future the Century Land Development Code may consider placement, building standards, and code enforcement procedures as well as the possibility of assisting MH owners with repairs and replacement of substandard homes.
(Photo credit: northescambia/town of Century)