June 22, 2023

HUD: Office of Manufactured Housing Programs Announced as New, Independent Office Within Housing

Office now reports directly to the Assistant Secretary for Housing

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Housing is announcing that it has created a new Office of Manufactured Housing Programs as an independent office reporting directly to Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Julia Gordon. The Office was previously organized under the Office of Housing’s Office of Risk Management and Regulatory Affairs. This action acknowledges the important role of manufactured housing in meeting the nation’s affordable housing needs. Manufactured housing has figured prominently in the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to increase the supply of affordable housing and can be a helpful avenue for those of more modest means to achieve the wealth-building potential of homeownership.

“This organizational change represents a recognition of the critically important role that manufactured housing plays in our country’s housing market,” said Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Julia Gordon. “Thanks to the work executed by our Office of Manufactured Housing Programs over the last two years, we have made significant progress to support the availability of modern and affordable manufactured homes.”

Throughout the last two years, HUD’s Office of Manufactured Housing Programs has worked to facilitate widespread changes that will support long-term growth in the availability and acceptance of manufactured homes, including:

About the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs

The Office of Manufactured Housing Programs is part of HUD’s Office of Housing and administers the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, commonly referred to as the HUD Code. The HUD Code establishes federal standards for the design and construction of manufactured homes to assure quality, durability, safety, and affordability. The Office enforces standards directly or through state agencies that have partnered with HUD, inspects factories and retailer lots, regulates installation standards for homes, and administers a dispute resolution program for defects. The Office also oversees a Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee, a federal advisory committee composed of twenty-one producers, users, and general interest and public officials to advise HUD. 

This post was originally published here.