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H.R. 926: HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 30, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 926

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 30, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to consider the appropriate inclusion of residential manufactured homes in certain programs, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2019.

2.

Findings

Congress finds the following:

(1)

Manufactured housing is the largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing in the country.

(2)

Nearly 18,000,000 Americans live in manufactured housing, which opens the door to homeownership for families who, in many housing markets, cannot afford to buy a site-built home.

(3)

A manufactured home qualified under the Energy Star program established by section 324A of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6294a) can save homeowners an average of 24 to 29 percent on total heating and cooling costs, compared to a typical manufactured home.

(4)

Over 40 percent of manufactured homes are found in land lease communities or parks, but new ownership structures, such as resident-owned cooperatives or communities owned by nonprofits or public housing authorities, can provide homeowners greater land tenure security and stability that enhances the value of their homes.

(5)

These advances position manufactured homes to appreciate in value and open the door to homeownership for millions of families, and have proven to be an effective long-term affordable housing preservation strategy for communities across the United States.

3.

Issuance of guidelines relating to residential manufactured homes

(a)

In general

Any new rule or regulation, or any revision of a rule or regulation, issued by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall include, as appropriate, guidelines that assess the impact of the rule or regulation on owners of residential manufactured homes and the production and sale of residential manufactured homes.

(b)

Consolidated Plan

The Secretary shall issue guidelines for jurisdictions relating to the appropriate inclusion of residential manufactured homes in a Consolidated Plan of the jurisdiction.

4.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Residential manufactured home

The term residential manufactured home means a manufactured home (as defined in section 603(6) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5402(6))) which is used as a residence.

(2)

Consolidated Plan

The term Consolidated Plan means a comprehensive housing affordability strategy and community development plan required under part 91 of title 24, Code of Federal Regulations.