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[Office of Manufactured Housing Programs]



The Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) administers the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (the Act) which authorizes HUD to establish federal standards for the design and construction of manufactured homes to assure quality, durability, safety, and affordability. HUD standards may preempt state and local laws that do not conform to the HUD standards. OMHP enforces standards directly or through state agencies that have partnered with HUD, inspects factories and retailer lots, regulates installation standards for the homes, administers a dispute resolution program for defects, establishes and collects a fee for each home built, authorizes a certification label to be placed on each section of a home that meet the HUD standards, and pursues a civil or criminal action for violations of the Act. OMHP also oversees a Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (a federal advisory committee, composed of twenty-one producers, users, general interest and public officials to advise HUD), hires contractors to assist in program administration, and cooperates with other federal agencies such as DOE and EPA on crosscutting issues.

HUD's Manufactured Housing Program is a national program established to protect the health and safety of those that own and occupy manufactured homes through the enforcement of the federal manufactured home construction and safety standards, installation standards, and the administration of dispute resolution.

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, 451 7th Street SW, Room 9168, Washington, DC 20410-0800