State Law Outlaws Banning Manufactured Homes

Hackles are up among residents in Zeus Park in Martin County, Florida regarding an off-site built home that has been placed in one of the county’s oldest residential neighborhood. Assistant Martin County attorney Krista Storey said the information posted inside the structure indicates it meets standards to a modular home, and “modular homes are permitted in residential neighborhoods in almost all zoning districts.” According to palmbeachpost writer Sally Swartz, the multi-section home was brought in by manufactured home movers who set it on blocks. After neighbors complained, it was determined installation was being done not by a general contractor as the law states, but by manufactured home installers and the project was stopped until the county legal department sorts out the regulations. Ms. Storey said, “These days, the line between modular and mobile (sic) homes may be blurred. But manufactured or modular homes are treated as conventional homes. It’s against state law to discriminate against them.” MHProNews has learned some 70 residents have formed an organization and hired a lawyer to oppose the placement.

(Photo credit: Sally Swartz/–“modular” house under scrutiny.

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