The New York Housing Association is partially comprised of Community Owners and Managers of land-leased residential communities throughout New York State. There are more than 2,000 communities registered with the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal. Communities provide a lifestyle choice for many residents. Some communities offer community centers, playgrounds, swimming pools and other amenities for their residents.
Manufactured Home Communities are unique in that the resident owns his or her own home and rents the land upon which the home is placed. This allows for home ownership and equity while still having a yard, garden and neighbors. Community Owners provide the roads, lights, amenities and sometimes the water and sewer systems. Community Owners must adhere to local and state regulations and have a variety of issues and concerns. NYHA assists owners and managers in learning about new laws and regulations, networking services and suppliers and how to establish their own proactive goals and projects. NYHA works closely with the Department of Health and the local Code Officials. Association staff monitors local, state and federal laws and regulations to assist the communities.
NYHA has developed a 294-page Manufactured Homes Community Managers Guidebook, a valuable resource for every community owner and manager, which is available for purchase by members only.
Other benefits include the annual Northeast Symposium for communities and retailers from all over the Northeast and the Annual Convention, among many other regional meetings and activities.
All Manufactured Home Communities should be members of this Association.