The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has dedicated its Spring 2020 edition of “Evidence Matters” magazine to factory-built housing. Containing useful research and commentary sourced from third parties and HUD, the issue affirms the resilience, quality and affordability of manufactured homes.
The issue also provides validation from HUD’s own research team that “a variety of demand, regulatory, zoning, and other barriers, however, have limited the reach of this promising affordability solution,” serving as a call-to-action for policymakers and Congress to move forward in making changes to help the
industry overcome such hurdles. The publication affirms MHI’s long standing message that “There is a continued need for factory-built housing to become an even greater source of affordable housing.” Evidence Matters is a quarterly publication by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), to support policymaking that is evidence-based. Each quarterly issue focuses on a key theme, and this quarter’s focus on factory-built and manufactured housing is timely and impactful as we continue our advocacy before Congress and policymakers to ensure manufactured housing can help the nation to overcome the affordable housing shortage through innovation and efficiency.