The Ohio Manufactured Home Commission


People's Voice, a resident association in Liberty Township, Ohio

What is the Purpose of the OMHC?


   It is believed that most problems with a new home result from defects missed during the factory final inspection or improper installation at the home site.  The Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 requires HUD (the Federal Housing and Urban Development Department) to establish new standards for installing manufactured houses and implement a dispute resolution program.  States may elect to institute their own programs as long as they meet or exceed HUD’s regulations. In 2004, Ohio legislators established the Manufactured Homes Commission to replace and improve the federal programs. 

   The Ohio Commission has nine members, one representing the Health Department, an expert on building standards, another six people from the manufactured housing industry, such as a homebuilders, retailers and installers. The ninth member is a manufactured home resident. …

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