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Problems Found with Accessibility Modifications to Smith County Manufactured Home

KLTV reports that a Habitat for Humanity of Smith County is facing criticism over home accessibility modification work done through its “Rehabitat” program.  ReHabitat helps low-income seniors and low-income individuals with disabilities with emergency home repairs and modifications. According to the KLTV, a man in Smith County asked Habitat to make his manufactured home scooter-accessible, […]

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Increasing Minimum Entry Door Width in Manufactured Housing

TxLIHIS recently submitted Comments to the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), a federal advisory committee to HUD on the regulation of manufactured housing, regarding its review of the minimum exterior door and interior hallway widths allowed in the building code for such homes.  These comments follow: ************************ April 8, 2011 Mark J. Mazz, AIA General […]

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Manufactured homes, mobile homes, and trailers, oh my!

While many readers were tracking the exciting housing bills popping in the mad-end-of-bill-filing rush in the Texas Legislature last week, I was in DC attending the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), a federal advisory committee to HUD on the regulation of manufactured housing. I’ll keep most of the exciting details of parliamentary intrigue and interpersonal […]

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Improving Manufactured Homes, One Tabled Proposal at a Time.

I spent much of last week in DC at the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), a federal advisory committee to HUD regarding the regulation of manufactured housing.* The MHCC was created through a bill passed in 2000.  (“The Manufactured Housing Improvement Act.”)  One task the committee performs is to consider public suggestions for changes to […]

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Home builders object and Austin backs away from housing visitability requirements

June 18 was not an auspicious day in Austin housing rights history. Shortly before voting to adopt the anemic affordable housing PUD ordnance I describe at length in the previous posting, the Austin City Council gutted an already weakened proposal offered by retiring Mayor Pro Tem Betty Dunkerly to require that new houses in Austin […]

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