This Article raises issues for HUD and other policy makers to consider with respect to MHIA programs and broader mobile home policies. It also seeks to spark public awareness about the potential that mobile homes provide for affordable housing. The time is ripe for policy makers on federal and state levels to craft safety and financing regulations that take into account the unique character and complexities of mobile home transactions and mobile home ownership. Furthermore, the MHIA should ignite mobile home manufacturers, retailers, lenders, and consumer advocates to join forces to help alleviate burdens of mobile home ownership and provide mobile home dwellers with safe and affordable housing.
Amy J. Schmitz,
Promoting the Promise Manufactured Homes Provide for Affordable Housing, 13 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 384
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