HUD to Consider Eliminating Manufactured Housing Regs
According to HUD, for the next 30 days, it will accept public comments to help the department identify regulations that may be “outmoded, ineffective or excessively burdensome” and should be “modified, streamlined, replaced or repealed.”
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accepting public comments about whether to lift some of its manufactured housing regulations in an effort to help alleviate housing shortages. Comments can be submitted through Feb. 26 at regulations.gov.
Comment Due Date: February 26, 2018.
Manufactured homes are constructed according to code administered by HUD, as opposed to the state, local, or regional regulations that govern stick-built housing. HUD estimates that more than 22 million American households occupy manufactured housing.
HUD’s review is part of a “broader effort to identify regulations that may be ineffective, overly burdensome, or excessively costly given the critical need for affordable housing.”
“This review is intended to ensure that HUD can more effectively meet its responsibilities to facilitate the availability of affordable manufactured homes and encourage innovation and cost-effective construction techniques for manufactured housing while continuing to protect consumers by ensuring quality, durable, safe and affordable manufactured homes,” HUD continued.
“Manufactured housing plays a vital role in meeting the nation’s affordable housing needs, providing nearly 10 percent of the total single-family housing stock,” according to HUD’s announcement. The agency will be accepting public comments over the next few weeks to help identify the regulations that may be “outmoded, ineffective, or excessively burdensome.”
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Source NAR DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS
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