Following up on a post MHProNews wrote July 13, 2015, regarding the Huntsville, Texas, City Council’s vote to prohibit the new siting of manufactured homes within the city limits, D. J. Pendleton, Executive Director of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA), informs MHProNews the city council reversed its decision. The first reading produced a 5-2 vote in favor of prohibition, but a law does not take effect until the second reading.
D. J. and his staff determined 843 manufactured homes were sold to customers with Huntsville addresses from 2011 to 2014. Additionally, data revealed nearly two-thirds of Huntsville residents are renters, and of these, 61.8 percent spend over 35 percent of their income on housing, clearly denoting a need for affordable housing in the city.
He says Gary Adamek of Reliable Homes and Les Stone with Clayton Homes plus local citizenry testified to the need of MH at the council meeting last night (July 21), which “serves as an example to all those in our industry about the power of local political engagement.” In the words of one-time Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, Thomas Phillip “Tip” O’Neill, “All politics is local.” ##
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Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.