Manufactured Housing Gets New York State’s Attention

Housing Commissioner, State Senators Impressed with Manufactured Homes

Pictured (L to R) Senator Betty Little, John Jacon (Titan Homes), Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas, Senator Joe Griffo

Recently, New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas, Senator Betty Little, Senator Joseph Griffo and their staffs spent the day visiting the Champion Home Builders Titan Homes Division factory in Sangerfield, N.Y. and Jensen’s Cherrywood Community in Clinton, N.Y.

The officials toured the entire factory, beginning at the frame building department, continuing through each station in the building process. The officials asked great questions and received excellent answers from the Titan staff. The officials also, had an opportunity to tour manufactured homes on display.

Following the factory tour, the officials were escorted by NYHA Executive Director Nancy Geer and NYHA Legislative Counsel Mark Glaser to Jensen’s Cherrywood Community in Clinton, N.Y. Jensen’s Cherrywood Community is a 55+ Community with many amenities near Utica, N.Y. The officials again had many questions about manufactured home community operations.

Pictured (L to R) Ann Petersen, Director NYS HOME Program, Senator Griffo, Senator Little, NYHA Executive Director Nancy Geer, Commissioner Visnauskas

Following that, a short tour of the community and its expansion project took place. Two different homeowners opened up their homes for the officials to tour. Each home had an attached two car garage and was beautifully decorated and landscaped. One of the homes was on a full basement that the officials got to see and learn how manufactured homes have a variety of foundation options. The day concluded with the officials sharing their great impressions of the day’s activities. Homes and Community Renewal has oversight over several manufactured housing regulatory mandates. Senator Little represents the 45th District and is the Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development. Senator Griffo represents the 47th District in which both the Titan Homes factory and Cherrywood Community are located.


NYHA is looking forward to hosting other Commissioners and Secretaries of the state’s many agencies that have oversight over the industry.


Pictured (L to R) Senator Little, Senator Griffo, others leaving a home tour

About New York Housing Association:

The New York Housing Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of manufacturers, builder retailers, developers, manufactured home community owners, lenders, insurers, suppliers, installers and others who are committed to the quality and growth of the factory-built housing industry in New York State.  After 67 years in the industry, the Association sets the highest standards for business ethics and practices and remains dedicated to encouraging state residents to explore factory-built housing options.

For more information, go to, or call the Association office at 1-800-721-HOME.

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