Articles

Articles

See below recent OMHA Events and News

Residents, Business Leaders Ask Ohio Senate to Preserve Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission; Testimony Casts Doubt on Kasich Administration Plan

Residents, Business Leaders Ask Ohio Senate to Preserve Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission; Testimony Casts Doubt on Kasich Administration Plan

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Media Contact: Tim Williams, Ohio Manufactured Homes Association Mobile 614-905-7852 Office 614-799-2340 TWilliams@omha-usa.org Residents, Business Leaders Ask Ohio Senate to Preserve Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission; Testimony Casts Doubt on Kasich Administration Plan  COLUMBUS, OH (May 18, 2017) – Leaders of a statewide group of manufactured home residents and the Ohio Manufactured Homes Association today urged State Senators to keep the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission (“Commission”) and called into question statements Governor John Kasich and members […]

Read more

Supporters, Residents of Manufactured Homes in Ohio Urge State Senate to Reject Kasich Administration Proposal to Gut Independent Commission Responsible for Safety Inspections

Supporters, Residents of Manufactured Homes in Ohio Urge State Senate to Reject Kasich Administration Proposal to Gut Independent Commission Responsible for Safety Inspections

For Immediate Release Media Contact:Tim Williams, OMHA Phone: 614-799-2340 twilliams@omha-usa.org Supporters, Residents of Manufactured Homes in Ohio Urge State Senate to Reject Kasich Administration Proposal to Gut Independent Commission Responsible for Safety Inspections Columbus, Ohio (May 11, 2017)–Supporters and residents of manufactured homes in Ohio are united in their fight to keep an independent oversight commission in place despite efforts by the Kasich Administration to slash safety inspections for the factory-built residences. Members of the Ohio Manufactured Homes Association (OMHA) […]

Read more

Kasich Proposal Abolishing Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission Opposed

Kasich Proposal Abolishing Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission Opposed

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Tim Williams, OMHA Phone: 614-799-2340 twilliams@omha-usa.org  Kasich Proposal Abolishing Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission Opposed Initial Ohio Senate Hearing Scheduled for May 11   Columbus, Ohio (May 10, 2017) –Statement by Tim Williams, Executive Director, Ohio Manufactured Homes Association “Governor Kasich is entitled to his own opinion but not his own set of facts. Administration officials have demonstrated a casual relationship with the facts regarding the lifestyle, quality and safety of manufactured homes. This appears to […]

Read more

Don’t Ignore the Real Facts about Manufactured Home Safety

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Media Contact: Tim Williams, OMHA Phone 614-799-2340 TWilliams@omha-usa.org Don’t Ignore the Real Facts about Manufactured Home Safety COLUMBUS, OH (May 10, 2017) – Manufactured homes built since 1976 are safer than homes traditionally built on land. Nationally, manufactured homes have 38-44% fewer fires and lower civilian fire injuries than site-built homes. The Ohio Manufactured Homes Association (OMHA) and the national Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) are setting the record straight about manufactured home safety in response […]

Read more

MANUFACTURED HOME FIRE SAFETY: AN HONEST DISCUSSION

As reported on www.ManufacturedHomes.com MANUFACTURED HOME FIRE SAFETY: AN HONEST DISCUSSION By Leo Gomon Posted January 29, 2014 In Manufactured Homes MANUFACTURED HOME FIRE SAFETY: AN HONEST DISCUSSION There are those who believe that a manufactured home is more susceptible to fire than other types of dwellings. As a result, there are many who will not even consider this affordable housing choice. This would be understandable, if it was true, but the truth is that the modern manufactured home may […]

Read more

National Fire Protection Association

As reported by the National Fire Protection Association Fire Safety in Manufactured Homes About manufactured homes Manufactured homes (sometimes called “mobile” homes) are transportable structures that are fixed to a chassis and specifically designed to be towed to a residential site. They are not the same as modular or prefabricated homes, which are factory-built and then towed in sections to be installed at a permanent location. In order to distinguish between modular, prefabricated and recreational trailer homes, the following definition […]

Read more

Ohio House Restores Ohio MH Commission

JOINT PRESS RELEASE  Ohio Manufactured Homes Association and The Association of Manufactured Homes Residents of Ohio Ohio House of Representatives Restores the Manufactured Homes Commission Ohio Senate will now consider the House passed legislation maintaining the Commission  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  MEDIA CONTACT: Ohio Manufactured Homes Association Phone: (614) 799-2340 Fax: 614-799-0616 twilliams@omha-usa.org Association of Manufactured Home Residents Ohio Frank Pojman, President Phone: (440) 235-0679 www.AMHRO.org The Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio – May, 3, 2017 The Ohio House of Representatives passed Substitute HB […]

Read more

OMHA & AMHRO Fight HB49

OMHA & AMHRO Fight HB49

PRESS RELEASE Ohio Manufactured Homes Association and the Association of Manufactured Home Residents of Ohio Fight to Keep the State of Ohio Manufactured Home Commission Kasich Administration proposal will compromise homeowner safety while increasing costs.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Ohio Manufactured Homes Association Phone: (614) 799-2340 Fax: 614-799-0616 twilliams@omha-usa.org   Dublin, Ohio – April 12, 2017  –  Recently introduced legislative language in the State of Ohio Budget Bill (HB 49) would abolish the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission (MH Commission).  The […]

Read more

ISSUE BRIEF: FIRE SAFETY

ISSUE BRIEF: FIRE SAFETY

Fire Safety Modern manufactured homes are safer than traditional site-built homes and pre-1976 mobile homes. The manufactured housing industry produces the safest and most fire-resistant home available in the market today. NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) STUDY- MANUFACTURED HOMES SAFER THAN SITE BUILT HOMES-FIRE SAFETY       The results of a 2013 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report comparing the impacts of fires on manufactured and traditional housing showed:  The fire-death rate in HUD Code homes, those built after 1976, […]

Read more

Why Save the Manufactured Home Commission?

Why Save the Manufactured Home Commission?

RECENTLY INTRODUCED LEGISLATION WILL ABOLISH THE OHIO MANUFACTURED HOMES COMMISSION The Ohio General Assembly House of Representatives Finance Committee is currently reviewing proposed language in House Bill 49 that would abolish the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission and setback our industry by two decades.  The current Manufactured Homes regulation for installations, dealer/salesperson licensing and MH Parks regulation won’t go away.  Instead regulation will be adding more layers of red tape and delays within the Department of Commerce various bureaucracies, fees will […]

Read more
Page 1 of 41234