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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 […]

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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, […]

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Louisville Show Testimonials

Louisville Show Testimonials

We’re just back from the 2016 Louisville Home Show where we saw new models, great new features, bigger houses, the latest in energy efficiency, and many of these homes can be built to your own specifications. Manufactured homes have changed dramatically since their humble beginnings. The quality is outstanding. The choices are endless. Click Here to Hear More!

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OMHA Legislative Report – 2015 Recap

OMHA stops EPA from seizing rental income, advocates recovery of attorney fees and reductions in licensing fees …and much more!   OMHA Removes Harmful EPA Water System Escrow Requirements OMHA advocated removal of EPA MHC water systems legislative language was upheld by the Ohio senate and House of Representatives in their final votes on the state budget legislation! The Ohio general assembly passed state budget legislation which upheld removal of the EPA legislative language in HB 64 (the state budget […]

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2016 Louisville Show

2016 Louisville Show

The 2016 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky RECAP: We’re just back from the 2016 Louisville Home Show where we saw new models, great new features, bigger houses, the latest in energy efficiency, and many of these homes can be built to your own specifications. Manufactured homes have changed dramatically since their humble beginnings. The quality is outstanding. The choices are endless. Click Here to Hear More!   BACKGROUND: You Need To Be There! One would have to be […]

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Eastern Ohio Home Show -Recap

Eastern Ohio Home Show -Recap

        The 2014 Eastern Ohio Home Show was a Resounding Success!  Friday, May 16th – Sunday, May 18th, 2014  The 2014 Eastern Ohio Home Show Recap In spite of the cool temperatures and intermittent rain the Eastern Ohio Home show went off without a hitch.  OMHA reported a solid turnout with the three day attendance of nearly 3,000 people. Because of such strong support of the OMHA Board of Directors, sponsors, Show manufacturers, retailers, MH communities, industry […]

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‘Floored’ by Options

‘Floored’ by Options

‘Floored’ by Options A U.S. News & World Report article described one family’s manufactured “dream” home: the “three bedroom home boasts a master suite with walk-in closet and bath with sunken tub and double sinks. There’s an eat-in kitchen, formal living and dining rooms and a den with a fireplace.” Little wonder,” the magazine mused, that “there’s a ton of interest in manufactured housing,” a type of housing it called the nation’s fastest growing. Today’s buyers can get quality and design that […]

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Manufactured homes meet a variety of housing needs

Manufactured homes meet a variety of housing needs

Manufactured homes meet a variety of housing needs Manufactured homes are the fastest-growing type of housing in the U.S. for two reasons: affordability and value. This type of housing is the answer for thousands of Ohio residents who haven’t been able to qualify for their own homes at today’s prices. With site-built housing costs averaging $164,217 (without land), many residents are priced out of the market, especially if they are young, or have single or fixed incomes. With household composition […]

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Is It Manufactured, Modular or Mobile?

Is It Manufactured, Modular or Mobile?

Is It Manufactured, Modular or Mobile? Manufactured, modular and mobile are terms that are often confused. Although they are all types of factory-built housing, there are some differences. Manufactured Homes A manufactured home is defined as a structure built on a permanent chassis that can be used with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities. Additionally, it is constructed in a factory with federal standards enforced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These […]

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A History Lesson

A History Lesson

A History Lesson Gone are the days of the traditional mobile home, a shoebox towed around on its own chassis. These days, the houses are set on a foundation, where they usually stay put. Some have a spiffier, more suburban appearance as well. Half the houses being sold are multi-section. When Fortune magazine reported sales of manufactured homes as “sizzling,” this was the explanation: sales of manufactured homes increased one year at a rate twice the overall rate of new single-family homes. […]

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