Updating a story we posted July 5, 2013 regarding a manufactured housing community (MHC) owner’s plans to rehab his property being stymied by the city council, a recent vote by the council will encourage owners to make improvements within the guidelines of a new ordinance. In 1999, the council eliminated zoning which allowed manufactured homes to sit side-by-side with site-built homes in Harker Heights, Texas, but they can be replaced one time. Under the new ordinance, owners will have more say about the structure of their communities and will be provided incentives to upgrade their properties. Meanwhile, according to kdhnews.com, the city will have more input on the homes that go into a community, and owners will have to present changes to the planning and development commission. In the last 15-20 years, MHProNews has learned the percentage of manufactured homes in Harker Heights has fallen from 31 percent to 16 percent.
(Photo credit: Brian Bradley/kdhnews–Harker Heights factory-built home)