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  • August 18, 2017 12:12 PM | IMHA (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 | IMHA (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 | IMHA (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 | IMHA (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 | IMHA (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!

  • April 19, 2017 4:17 PM | IMHA (Administrator)

    Today, at its regular business meeting, the IMHA Board of Directors approved a slate of at-large candidates for election at the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting May 17th, 2017 at the Rosemont Hilton in Rosemont, IL.

    According to the Association’s bylaws, “Any member can nominate a candidate to the slate of nominees by making such nomination in writing on their letterhead and sending such nomination to the association at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting.” No additional nominations were received.

    Please log in and visit the Members Only section to learn about the candidates.

  • March 29, 2017 2:49 PM | IMHA (Administrator)

    The Secretary of State maintains a link on that permits one to search for titles or lienholders for a vehicle with the VIN.

    This is the only searchable database available for titles or lienholders and the information is only as valid as the last known Illinois title. This may be a particularly valuable resource for mobile/manufactured homes as many times people do not understand that they need to have title for a mobile home in order to sell or scrap the home.

    IMHA members can log in to the Member's Only area to access the link. 

  • January 24, 2017 10:50 AM | IMHA (Administrator)

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is requesting public input on considerations that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) should include in their determinations of whether to include manufactured homes chattel loans pilots in their Duty to Serve Underserved Markets Plans, and if so, how such pilots could be designed, taking into account policy and safety and soundness considerations.

    To assist in considering what might be an appropriate role for the Enterprises in the manufactured homes chattel loans market, FHFA requests input from interested parties on current manufactured homes chattel financing practices and on possible opportunities for the Enterprises — in a safe and sound manner — to improve chattel financing terms and conditions for very low-, low-, and moderate-income families through the Enterprises’ purchases of chattel loans.

    FHFA will accept public input until February 17, 2017.  Submissions may be delivered by one of the following three ways:

    (1) emailed to FHFA at with the notation “Chattel Pilot RFI” in the subject line;

    (2) submitted to the DTS webpage at; or

    (3) addressed to FHFA, Office of General Counsel, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, D.C. 20219. 


    Note: All submissions to FHFA will be publicly posted without change, including personal information such as name, street address, email address, and telephone number.


    More information about the request can be found at click here

  • December 14, 2016 4:22 PM | IMHA (Administrator)

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has finalized its 'Duty to Serve' rule which should provide certain credit to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for the purchase of chattel manufactured housing loans. The GSEs have not purchased chattel loans for almost a decade.

    The Housing and Economic Recovery Act identified manufactured housing as one of three underserved markets which the GSEs have a 'Duty to Serve'. There will be considerable discussion on the best ways to carry out this responsibility and a public comment period for any chattel lending pilot program.

  • November 23, 2016 8:51 AM | IMHA (Administrator)

    A Federal Judge in Texas has issued a nation-wide temporary injunction on implementation of the Obama Administration's new overtime rule, which was set to go into effect on December 1.

    The injunction is only temporary. However, the decision by the Obama-appointed Judge signaled a strong likelihood that the court would eventually side with the coalition of business groups and state attorneys general that sued to block the regulation. In his written decision, the judge stated that the Final Rule exceeded the Department of Labor's authority.

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