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  • December 12, 2017 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Affordable housing is in high demand in cities and counties nationwide. Experts say that areas grappling with affordable housing issues may find factory-built homes to be a powerful tool in addressing this need.

    Read the entire article here

  • November 14, 2017 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An excellent industry-based article by Erik Edwards, Nick Bertino, and Tony Petosa at Wells Fargo about interest rates, real estate valuations and the direction of the MHC industry.

    Read entire article here

  • November 13, 2017 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By George Allen

    Providers of single and multifamily residential housing talk about it, some take steps to ameliorate ‘this crisis’; but few set aside personal & corporate preferences to ideate (‘conceptualize’) what it’ll take to actually ‘Solve Our Nation’s Lack of Affordable Housing Crisis!’ What follows here, is a foundation for such discussion, then thoughts as to how factory-built (Some say systems-built) housing in general, manufactured housing in particular, and land lease community lifestyle (a.k.a. manufactured home community), are likely the ideal, practical, dual solution to said affordable housing crisis.

    To read the entire blog post click here

  • September 13, 2017 3:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In part, due the catastrophic hurricanes in Texas and Florida and Illinois’ own exposure to tornados and other high wind events, the Illinois Manufactured Housing Association (IMHA) offers information about manufactured homes and high wind safety.

    Click here

  • September 01, 2017 2:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Clayton, one of the largest home builders in America, is kicking off its biggest marketing campaign to date focused on how its building process can help provide affordable housing to hardworking families.

    Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here:

  • August 18, 2017 12:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Affordability issues along with a lack of knowledge about home buying are holding millennials back from pursuing homeownership, according to a survey from loanDepot.

    Read entire article here

  • June 21, 2017 9:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Appearing in today's Federal Register is a request for public comment on an intended Interpretive Bulletin (IB) for Model Installation Standards Foundation Requirements in Freezing Temperature Areas Under 24 CFR 285.312(b)

    Comments are due by August 21st, 2017.

    A summary of key findings from the engineering assessment include:

    • “… reviewed FFF designs contained a number of flaws or non- conformances, including:

    o   A lack of clarity of technical requirements in manufacturer installation instructions, details, and notes;

    o   Missing or vague criteria for identification and measurement of soil frost susceptibility;

    o   Missing or vague guidance for determining soil moisture, sub-surface drainage conditions, and water table depth in relation to determining if the site is ‘‘well drained’’ and suitable for an FFF installation; and

    o   Missing guidance to direct appropriate site specific adjustments of important installation details (e.g., depth of non-frost-susceptible soil or fill layers and lay-out of sub-surface drainage when required).

    Read the entire notice click here

  • June 07, 2017 2:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Coba7®, GFA Management, Inc., PMN Publishing and Spotlight Strategies announce the 26th Annual International Networking Roundtable September 6 - 8, 2017 at the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, IN.

    The annual Networking Roundtable is 'the place to be' if you own or operate one or more land lease communities in the U.S. & Canada. Hope to see you there! 

    Questions? Phone the Official MHIndustry HOTLINE: 9877) MFD-HANG or 633-4764. 

    Event registration is available at

  • May 23, 2017 8:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Four Leaf Properties, a growing manufactured home community owner/operator in the Midwest and Texas, announces the election of Managing Partner, Kevin Shaughnessy, to lead the Illinois Manufactured Housing Association for the second consecutive year.

    Originally joining the board in 2013, Mr. Shaughnessy was named Treasurer and continues to hold that position, as well as the Chairmanship.

    “Given the housing challenges in Illinois and around the country today, the IMHA mission is more critical than ever,” said Shaughnessy. “Manufactured housing fills the massive affordable housing gap for families, retirees and millenials. The IMHA aims to make this segment of the housing industry more understandable to consumers, government and industry stakeholders.”

    A growing organization, the IMHA has tripled membership over the last 5 years, expanded member benefits and built relationships with Illinois legislators. 

    Continued Shaughnessy, “I am honored to serve as Chairman and expect to continue the great progress being made on all fronts to grow and communicate the value proposition of beautiful, high quality, energy-efficient manufactured homes.” To learn more, visit

  • April 27, 2017 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Matt Mayberry, a former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is currently one of the most read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, an acclaimed keynote speaker and peak performance strategist. He specializes in maximizing the performance of individuals and organizations all over the world.

    Join us at the 2017 IMHA Conference in Rosemont, IL on May 17th!

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