manufactured home (past called mobile homes) quick facts & city of cleveland disobeying federal laws on single width m. h.

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Quick stats Today’s manufactured homes offer quality and value Manufactured housing industry trends QF QF FACTS 88% Percentage of manufactured home owners reporting satisfaction with their housing choice. $48,800 National average cost of a new manufactured home in 2001. 1,540 The average square footage in today’s manufactured home. $31.69 The average cost per square foot of a new manufactured home. ($70.66 is the average cost per square foot of a site-built home!) acceptance of manufactured homes is the quality and aesthetic characteristics now standard in the home. Manufactured homes offer spacious floor plans, vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets, fireplaces, brand-name appliances, customization packages, whirlpool tubs and upgrades. In addition, exterior designs are available that are compatible with almost any neighborhood. These advances are enhanced by continuing progress toward removing outdated and obsolete zoning barriers to manufactured homes. Positive factors such as these are reinforced by the manufactured housing industry’s increased attention to consumeroriented marketing and customer services during the last decade. Today’s manufacturers are market-oriented and focused on delivering a home that meets a wide range of consumers’ needs and wants. The facts cannot be ignored! Manufactured housing is fast becoming an integral part of the nation’s housing. In 2002, over 5,000 new manufactured homes were sold in Ohio. Nationwide, over 22 million people, about 8 percent of the U.S. population, live full-time in 10 million manufactured homes. In 2002, manufactured homes represented 12 percent of all new single-family homes in Ohio! Additionally, multi-section manufactured homes continue to outpace the sales of single-section homes. In 2002, multi-section homes represented 78 percent of Ohio industry shipments. Several factors have spurred the growing acceptance of manufactured homes. First is the continued affordability and value of manufactured homes. According to the most recent figures from the Manufactured Housing Institute, the average cost of a manufactured home is $48,800 and the average cost of a site-built home is $164,217. With the median American household earning $42,228, it is clear why a manufactured home is more affordable than a site-built home. Another key reason for the growing Sources: Manufactured Housing Institute Statistical Surveys Ohio Manufactured Home Sales OHIO MANUFACTURED HOMES ASSOCIATION Numbers based upon manufactured home documents filed with the state of Ohio. Source: Statistical Surveys, Grand Rapids, Michigan. ? Types and sizes of today's manufactured homes It is the ultimate American dream—owning your own house and making it a home. It is probably the single-most important purchase you will make in your lifetime. Today’s manufactured homes can turn your dream of owning a home into reality! No one has to be reminded that housing costs continue to climb and that home ownership is beyond the financial reach of a growing number Why a Manufactured Home QuFiAcCkTS QF QF Comparison of Manufactured Home Shipments to Sales of New Single-Family Site-Built Homes 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 New Single-Family Site-built housing starts 1,076,000 1,161,000 1,134,000 1,271,000 1,302,000 1,231,000 1,273,000 Percent of total 76% 76% 76% 77% 79% 83% 87% Manufactured Homes Shipped 340,000 363,000 354,000 373,000 348,000 250,000 193,000 Percent of total 24% 24% 24% 23% 21% 17% 13% Total 1,416,000 1,524,000 1,488,000 1,644,000 1,650,000 1,481,000 1,466,000 Source: Manufactured Housing Institute Manufactured homes were originally 8 feet wide, then 10, later 12. Now 14-, 16- and 18- foot-wide models and multisection homes (20-28 feet) are available in most areas. Single-section. The ultimate in simple, affordable, comfortable living is the singlesection unit. Usually 14 or 16 feet wide by as much as 80 feet long, this home offers 1,100 square feet, or more, of living area. Multi-section. Now accounting for over 67 percent of all manufactured home sales in Ohio, multi-section homes are becoming more and more popular. These are two single units that are built and transported separately to the site and then joined together to make one living unit. Multisection homes have increased the amount of living space available. In 2001, the average size of a multi-section home was 1,697 square feet. Source: Better Business Bureau Foremost Insurance Company Homeowner Trends There are over 22 million people who live in an estimated 10 million manufactured homes across the nation. With improved aesthetics and quality, combined with unbeatable value, manufactured housing appeals to more demographic groups than ever before. Who lives in manufactured housing? Financing The HUD Code Just as site-built homes are constructed according to a specific building code to ensure proper design and safety, manufactured homes are constructed in accordance with the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, in effect since June 15, 1976. This building code, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and known as the HUD Code, regulates manufactured home design and construction, strength and durability, fire resistance and energy efficiency. Recently, this building code was revised to enhance energy efficiency and ventilation standards and to improve the wind resistance of manufactured homes in areas prone to hurricane-force winds. of Americans. As a result, the need for more affordable and more efficient homes has increased. Today’s manufactured homes offer all the quality and amenities you want at a price you can afford. Today’s manufactured home is an investment in your future, offering a solid foundation for your housing investment—whether it is your first home, a move up or a retirement home. Manufactured homes are built in factories using the latest production technologies to ensure quality control, cost savings and timely completion. They are the only homes in America built to a national building code. Manufactured homes, appropriately sited, appreciate in value just like sitebuilt houses. They help you build equity and give you tax advantages that only come from owning your own home. QF Your retailer or lender will meet with you to “pre-qualify” you for your mortgage (if you’re placing your home on private property) or for your consumer loan (if you’re placing your home in a land-lease community). They will work with you to determine your budget, give you an idea of your borrowing capacity and down payment requirements, and determine the monthly payment you feel comfortable with. QF QF QF 1,273,000 1,466,000 Household Size 1 member .......................................... 28% 2 members......................................... 39% 3-4 members ..................................... 27% 5 or more members ........................... 6% Average household size is 2.3 persons. 63% of households do not have children of any age living at home. Employment Status of Household Head Full Time .......................................... 55% Part Time .......................................... 8% Retired ............................................... 30% Not employed .................................... 8% Source: Manufactured Housing Institute Age of Household Head Less than 30 years .............................. 7% 30-39 years......................................... 16% 40-49 years......................................... 19% 50-59 years......................................... 20% 60-69 years......................................... 17% 70 years and older .............................. 22% Average age of household head— 54.1 years old Annual Household Income Less than $10,000 .............................. 9% $10,000-$19,999 ................................ 20% $20,000-$29,999 ................................ 23% $30,000-$39,999 ................................ 18% $40,000-$49,999 ................................ 13% $50,000 and over ............................... 17% Median household income— $28,900 Cost and Size QF Comparisons for New Manufactured Homes and New Single-Family Site-Built Homes 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 MANUFACTURED HOMES (All Lengths and Widths) Average Sales Price $35,300 $37,200 $39,800 $41,600 $43,300 $46,300 $48,800 Average Square Footage 1,360 1,385 1,420 1,455 1,465 1,505 1,540 Cost Per Square Foot $25.96 $26.86 $28.03 $28.59 $29.56 $30.76 $31.69 Single-Section Average Sales Price $25,800 $27,000 $27,900 $28,800 $29,300 $30,500 $30,700 Average Square Footage 1,135 1,165 1,200 1,240 1,120 1,140 1,120 Cost Per Square Foot $22.73 $23.18 $23.25 $23.23 $26.16 $26.75 $27.41 Multi-Section Average Sales Price $44,600 $46,200 $48,100 $49,800 $51,100 $53,600 $55,100 Average Square Footage 1,575 1,580 1,575 1,580 1,655 1,675 1,695 Cost Per Square Foot $28.32 $29.24 $30.54 $31.52 $30.88 $32.00 $32.51 SITE-BUILT HOMES Average Sales Price $158,700 $166,400 $176,200 $181,900 $195,600 $207,000 $212,300 Land Price -$34,575 -$35,250 -$37,750 -$39,775 -$42,375 -$45,712 -$48,083 Price of Structure $124,125 $131,150 $138,450 $142,125 $153,225 $161,288 $164,217 Average Square Footage 2,050 2,090 2,140 2,170 2,230 2,266 2,324 Cost Per Square Foot $60.55 $62.75 $64.70 $65.50 $68.80 $71.18 $70.66 Data Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Ohio Manufactured Homes Association The Ohio Manufactured Homes Association (OMHA) founded in 1947 is a nonprofit trade association representing the manufactured housing industry in Ohio. There are nearly 600 OMHA members including retailers, suppliers, community owners, installers, service companies, financial institutions and manufacturers. 201 Bradenton Avenue, Suite 100 • Dublin, Ohio 43017 1-800-OHIO-808 • (614) 799-2340


open letter to president barack obama

is the fear of unions preventing cleveland city council from passing the single width manufactured home ordinance for the most affordable homes - (first sent 1.17.08.)

______________________________________________________ click all links for the letters, news articles, and click the green button or enlarge sign bottom right to enlarge

an open plea - prayer to our great city council and others to help combate the millions of corrupt home forclosures and to have the city of cleveland obey federal law on manufacture homes for truly affordable homes in light of our brave mayor jackson, and staff, filing a law suit aganist 21 banks and savings and loans - (no cleveland savings loans and banks are included in the law suit - why) - for basically having an organized crime syndicate that devistated people - neighborhoods and helped caused cleveland's high(est) crime rate -


is the fear of unions preventing cleveland city council from passing the single width manufactured home ordinance for the most affordable homes - because the manufactured homes are made by non-union companies - although the unions members can make money on setting up thousands of the manufactured homes on the vacant lots or parts of other lots and goddess bless the unions as they led the way and my father was a charter member of the stage hands theatrical motion projectors union-


the single width manufactured homes which are 14 feet by 70 feet and sell wholesale for about 8 to 15 thousand dollars meet the 950 square feet for single family homes - cleveland city council hasn't passed said ordinance since legislation was introduced by our great passed councilperson gus frangos, d-13, - and gus frango's, honored me guy templeton black, in the below letter in part - july 5, 1991 -


"this will confirm that this legislation has been introduced and will hopefully pass this fall because you specifically have brought this to the attention of the city and myself on several occasions and have insisted that the city enact this legislation. you should be proud be that you have been able to effect policy in the city of cleveland, and i'm happy to have been the sponsor of this legislation. best regards to you. sincerly, gus frangos, councilman ward 13"


also below is a letter june 24, 1993, to me from gus frangos, attempting to explain why city council didn't pass said ordinance and stating that the city of cleveland is not conforming to federal law by not passing said ordinance - and below is three news articles taken from more that helps explain manufactured homes -


as i'm canidate for the board of directors, (2nd time)) for the tremont west development corporation, the lack off truly affordable homes in tremont and the city is my great issue and other issues in my biographical information sent out to members of twdc., by twdc, and i have about an 85 page information packet with more news articles and much more information on manufactured homes and why the great city of cleveland isn't passing said legislation -ordinance for the most affordable well bulit manufactured homes so the thousands in cleveland and millions through out america that have lost thier home through the corrupt banks and savings and loans - will have another chance to have a truly affordable home. scripture states "though shall not be a slave to the money lenders" ( banks etc.,)


please contact me at the below signature address - eternal thanks for reading this prayer-plea, guy - guy templeton black, and yogi yoga bear, k-9 partner _________________________________________________________

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There is also some confusion between what is manufactured housing and what is factory built. There is no factory built homes in our market. There is no research into reducing costs, it about scheming to get the most money. There is a huge variance in the cost to build and the sale prices, call it profit. The traditional stick built homes are most expensive. The new construction in the city is standard quality and high quality priced.

It is not that complex, the relationship between low income and low cost is something that is being ignored. That is due to subsidization, basically the price is hidden within all the smoke and mirrors. Everyone can and should have unlimited access to what they can afford. How long can the losses be deferred? Subsidization of the cost of living function to meet the market. How long can that go on?

Government needs to define a living wage and a set of social necessities/obligations that wage will cover. The only subsidization should be of the truly dysfunctional and only on the income, the rest they would buy in the market.

Need is industry and they have built empires around it, it all hides the losses that will inevitably overwhelm society. The debt will rise and overwhelm society, we are seeing the signs of it already.

It is a systemic problem.

The city can use a factory to fabricate homes, to define modular homes and the process. If it undermines the housing industry then so be it. They are making profit on what is subsidized, that’s incorrigible isn’t it.

Affordable senior housing at $170,000.00 and housing for the homeless that look like market rate condos. Question that and it is as if you slapped Mother Teresa. Eventually people will see the difference between what is affordable and what is a luxury. To request efficient and sustainable and then ignore cost functions is very contrarian.

I know for certain if cost was the driver and not profit, it could be done intelligently. If people could get past all the preconceptions. The benchmark is a breakeven and the lowest point is relative. The cost has to be recovered overtime, there cannot be profit in low cost.