COVID Government Emergency Help

COVID Government Emergency Help o The Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA) has requested all Ohio businesses complete this Economic Damage Assessment Survey, designed to help determine economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. State government leaders will use the feedback as they develop response plans.   o SharedWork Ohio is a program that provides employers with an alternative to layoffs. The program allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity. The participating employee works

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URGENT NOTICE: OHIO GOVERNOR’S STAY AT HOME EXECUTIVE ORDER AND MANUFACTURED HOMES INDUSTRY EXEMPTIONS

OHIO GOVERNOR’S STAY AT HOME EXECUTIVE ORDER AND MANUFACTURED HOMES INDUSTRY EXEMPTIONS Ohio’s Governor Mike DeWine has issued A STAY AT HOME ORDER FOR ALL RESIDENTS OF OHIO EFFECTIVE 11:59 P.M. ON MONDAY, MARCH 23 THROUGH 11:59 P.M. MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020. THE ORDER IS ATTACHED. The following guidance is our best understanding of the exemptions for the manufactured homes industry. THIS IS NOT LEGAL GUIDANCE. PLEASE UNDERSTAND WE ARE IN UNCHARTERED TERRITORY AND IF IN DOUBT YOU MAY WANT TO CONSULT YOUR ATTORNEY.

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OMHA Installer and Inspector CE Class

Back By Popular Demand OMHA Installer and Inspector CE Class REGISTER NOW AS SEATING IS LIMITED!!!! The DOC requires ALL Installers to earn 8 credit hours of continuing education every two years and all Inspectors to have 12 hours of CE every 3 years to maintain a valid license. OMHA will only offer once course a year so be sure to take advantage!   This is a in person class with all speakers present. 8:00am—5:00pm Lunch & DOC 8CEU fees

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Attorney John Monroe Delivers Another Victory for MH Communities

Attorney John Monroe Delivers Another Victory for MH Communities Expansions Cleveland attorney and OMHA member John Monroe of Mansour-Gavin LPA delivered a legal victory for the Queen of the Lakes Manufactured Home Community by taking on the Township of Berlin’s Zoning Board of Appeals in Erie County, Ohio. The manufactured home Community was seeking to expand their Community and as the Community was built before certain zoning changes, it had the status of “Non-Conforming Use”.   As a Non-Conforming Use, the

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Ohio EPA Asset Management Rules

Ohio EPA Asset Management Rules

Ohio EPA Asset Management Rules Ohio EPA’s asset management rules took effect November 8th.  Most significantly requirements for an Asset Management Plan took effect  OMHA sent email from EPA with attached guidance documents.  The guidance document is applicable for use by non-community systems, mobile home parks, and homeowner’s associations, acts as a template for the requirements of an Asset Management Program. Background— The Asset Management Rules in Chapters 3745-87 and 3745-92 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) reflect the statutory change

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State Commission Transition to Ohio Department of Commerce Update

Spring 2018  OMHA continues to work with the various Departments within the Ohio Department of Commerce. OMHA Staff and several board members participated in a conference call in February to discuss upcoming adoption of new rules (to be proposed in July) and any changes the industry should be aware of.   While Commerce did not identify any significant changes at this time OMHA will continue to closely monitor the drafted laws and rules as they are published and provide appropriate input

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Ohio Dept of Commerce – FAQ

Access Newsletter – Fall 2018 How and When will I receive a copy of my park inspection?  Who do I contact to  respond to any deficiencies? Can I get a call ahead so I can be there during the inspection? Park inspections are either being mailed or emailed to the addresses on file. As the department does not conduct all of the park inspections we can not guarantee that you will be able to get a call prior to your

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Ohio Commerce Department Encouraged to Continue Strong Safety Record of Manufactured Homes Commission

Ohio Commerce Department Encouraged to Continue Strong Safety Record of Manufactured Homes Commission

January 23, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Tim Williams twilliams@omha-usa.org 614-799-2340 OHIO COMMERCE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE STRONG SAFETY RECORD OF MANUFACTURED HOMES COMMISSION In a January 8, 2018 article in Columbus Business First regarding manufactured homes several misconceptions were cited by the Ohio Department of Commerce (“DOC”). The Department of Commerce is the new state regulator of manufactured homes as of January 21, 2018. Governor John Kasich abolished the independent Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission (“MH Commission”) and assumed control

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Regional Chapter Map

Regional Chapter Map

OMHA BOARD ELECTIONS It’s time to prepare for the biannual OMHA Chapter and Board Elections for 2018-2019.  November of every odd numbered year chapters have the opportunity to elect officers and representatives to the OMHA Board of Directors. There is an increasing need for members to attend chapter meetings to network and learn about the latest industry and regulatory developments.  With the OMHC transition into the Department of Commerce we plan to have regional meetings updating members of the new

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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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