Manufactured Home Production in February 2014 Continues to Rise.

In spite of the worst winter in decades, new manufactured housing production continued its 4 year growth trend, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

hud-logo-us-departmentof=credit=housing-and-urban-development-posted-manufactured-home-living-news-By law, all homes built to the federal HUD Code for manufactured housing safety and construction standards are not “mobile homes,” but are legally known as manufactured homes.

As regular readers of know, there have been no new ‘mobile homes’ built in the U.S. since June 5, 1976.

Official statistics released on April 3, 2014 indicated that HUD Code manufactured home builders produced 4,361 homes in February, 2014. That represents a 5% increase over the 4,151 homes built during the same month last year.

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) noted that the top ten states for manufactured home production, starting with the rebound in August 2011 through February 2014, are as follows:

  • 1. Texas ——————————– 28,678 homes (1,043 in February)
  • 2. Louisiana —————————– 10,771 homes (303 in February)
  • 3. Florida ——————————– 7,249 homes (290 in February)
  • 4. North Carolina ———————— 6,292 homes (151 in February)
  • 5. Alabama —————————— 6,120 homes (166 in February)
  • 6. Kentucky —————————– 5,530 homes (126 in February)
  • 7. Mississippi —————————- 5,493 homes (164 in February)
  • 8. California —————————— 4,693 homes (202 in February)
  • 9. Tennessee —————————– 4,440 homes (103 in February)
  • 10. Oklahoma —————————– 4,423 homes (131 in February)

Trade Shows, the International Home Builders annual event and regional new home shows have been featuring more factory built homes, which are one of many factors that may be fueling the trend. ##

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