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Learn what Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,  who was recently interviewed concerning the housing industry and specifically  about  the  Manufactured Housing industry and the advantages of building a manufactured home.

Is a manufactured home a home you can depend on in bad weather?

The New York Housing Association, incorporated in 1950, was formed to address concerns of factory-manufactured home builders, retailers and community owners. Since its inception, the Association has grown and evolved into an organization concerned with the total scope of the factory-constructed residential housing industry.

The New York Housing Association serves as the central office for the Modular Building Systems Council of New York, the Manufactured Housing Council of New York State, the Manufactured Home Communities Council of New York and the New York Professional Services and Suppliers Group.

The Modular Building Systems Council of New York represents modular manufacturers, builders and related companies doing business in New York State. Located in Albany, New York, the Council’s staff works very closely with a variety of state agencies such as the Department of State Building Codes Division, the Department of Taxation and Finance and the Department of Transportation on significant issues to expand the Modular Housing industry in the state.

The Manufactured Home Communities Council of New York is comprised of community owners and managers throughout New York State. The Council sponsors ongoing educational seminars in subjects from tax assessments to resident relations. The Council’s staff monitors numerous bills each year and lobbies on behalf of the communities regularly.

The Manufactured Housing Council of New York State represents HUD code manufactured retailers, manufacturers and related companies. Its purpose is to advance manufactured home ownership within New York State. Its staff conducts business daily with local governments and code officials as well as elected officials and regulators in Albany. Improving zoning laws and siting options are a leading focus. The Council’s staff works closely with the Department of State and the State Administrative Agent for HUD as well as the Department of Transportation Permitting Section.

The New York Professional Service and Suppliers Group has as its members lenders and mortgage brokers, insurance companies, suppliers, transporters and other affiliated companies having an interest in the factory-constructed residential housing industry in New York State.

The purpose of the Association is to promote the general welfare and interest of the factory- constructed residential housing industry and the factory-built homeowner within the State of New York. The Association is comprised of professionals committed to the quality and growth of the factory-built housing industry. The Association is dedicated to:

  • Encouraging and promoting affordable housing choices for the people of the State of New York.
  • Enhancing the image and public awareness of factory-built housing living.
  • Promoting the highest standards of business ethics and practices within the industry

Association staff members and professionals retained by the New York Housing Association monitor all state and national legislative activities, regulatory agencies, local and regional zoning and planning board activities, transportation matters, court cases and other industry-related issues. The Association is affiliated with numerous organizations including the Manufactured Housing Institute; the National Modular Housing Council; the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform; the Northeast Manufactured Housing Association; the Business Council of New York State; the New York State Motor Truck Association; the Association of Towns; Association of Counties; and New York Conference of Mayors.

The Association staff and board of directors work closely with other state, regional and national organizations to keep current with the latest trends within the industry.

The New York Housing Association, through numerous educational programs and regional meetings, continues to bring information and new programs to its membership. The Association publishes a monthly newsletter for its members and with mail, email and fax capabilities, is able to keep its members advised expeditiously on important issues and events. Continuing education is ongoing in a variety of areas including sales training, community management, transportation, OSHA and many other fields. Regional programs, as well as an annual convention, make the latest information and techniques available to Association members. The New York Housing Association also makes various forms, videos, and supplies available to its members as a service to assist each member in the operations of their individual businesses.

The staff and members of the New York Housing Association serve the interest of the entire industry with the highest level of commitment and enthusiasm.