The Affiliates Category was established to allow businesses and organizations having a direct or indirect interest or relationship with the factory-built housing industry in New York State, but not qualifying as a member under any other classification of membership, to become a member of the New York Housing Association, Inc.

Affiliate members include past members who have retired, legal professionals, accountants, land surveyors, land title insurance companies and other organizations who serve in part the industry members. This classification includes municipalities and municipal employees such as building code officials, assessors and town attorneys.

This group includes organizations and entities representing the interests of residents of manufactured home communities, homeowner associations and other similar entities and organizations.

This is a non-voting division of membership. The annual membership investment for an Affiliate membership is $189.

Community Owners & Operators

The Manufactured Home Communities Council of New York is 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. The Communities Council allows the owners and managers to learn about new laws and regulations, network services and suppliers and establish their own proactive goals and projects. They work closely with the Department of Health and the local Code Officials. The council staff monitors local, state and federal laws and regulations to assist the communities.

The Council 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 council.

MH Retailers & Manufacturers

Manufactured Homes are built to National Safety and Construction Standards administered by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The homes meet rigorous inspections and approval conditions. HUD Code homes have been the basis for all other factory-constructed homes since 1976. Since HUD homes are administered by a national program unlike modular homes, they have unique issues and certain special programs.

The Manufactured Housing Council of New York State has been established to focus on those issues and programs. The Council has numerous projects planned and is constantly working to protect this viable housing option and to expand the market. The Manufactured Housing Advancement Act of 2005 allows New York to meet the requirements mandated by the federal government in 2000. It provides for the training, certification and enforcement of the installation of HUD Code homes. It also provides a dispute resolution process for all parties involved in the on-site construction of a home.

The Council plans sales training and other educational programs for retailers and their sales staffs throughout the year. The Council’s staff can attend local and regional meetings with zoning boards, planning boards and other groups who regulate the industry.

Periodically, the council will host home shows around the state to advance the sales and understanding of the HUD code product. Other marketing campaigns, such as infomercials and ad programs are also conducted.

Retailers, manufacturers, builders, developers and others using HUD Code Homes should belong to the Manufactured Housing Council of New York State.

Modular Retailers & Manufacturers

The Modular Building Systems Council of New York was formed to better represent the interests of modular builders, producers and homeowners in the state. The Council, through its relationship with the New York Housing Association, was instrumental in working with the Department of State Division of Building Standards & Codes (DBSC) in setting up the Third Party Approval Program for modular model approvals with the department. The Council conducts periodic training seminars with the Codes Division for engineers from the various modular producers on code or procedural changes.

The Council…

…initiated the New York State Coalition for Modular Tax Reform, a lobby group of many manufacturer, builder and other associations, with the sole purpose of reforming outdated and ambiguous regulations for the taxation of Modular homes.

…staff works daily with the Department of State DBSC and the Department of Taxation and Finance, as well as the Department of Transportation and other regulatory agencies to protect and advance the industry.

…is committed to increasing its market share in New York through numerous consumer-related initiatives and through its consumer website. Consumers constantly request information about modular homes and receive a packet of information from the Council and Association.

Professional Services & Suppliers

The Professional Services and Suppliers Group of the New York Housing Association, Inc. is comprised of businesses involved in providing a wide range of services and products to the factory-built housing industry in New York State. There are five categories within this membership group. A business is defined as any corporation, limited liability partnership, partnership or sole proprietorship.

  • Any business engaged in providing financial services, retail or wholesale, to the factory-built housing industry comprises the Finance Category. Lending Institutions and Lending Brokers would fall into this category.
  • Insurance Companies or Insurance Brokers engaged in providing insurance services, commercial and/or consumers to the factory-built housing industry comprise the Insurance Category.
  • Any business engaged in the production, distribution, and/or supply of components for the construction, set-up and/or on site completion of factory-built homes comprise the Suppliers category.
  • The Service Category is made up of businesses engaged in the repair, set-up, hook-up and/or service of factory-built housing, either for an individual consumer or for a company.
  • Any business engaged in providing transportation and/or related services to the factory-built housing industry, such as escort companies, comprise the Transporter Category.

The annual membership investment in the Professional Services and Suppliers Group is based on the scope of geographic territory that a business operates within. There are three geographic categories:


Statewide – conducting business throughout New York State $590
Regional – conducting business within a 100 mile radius $390
Local – conducting business within a 25 mile radius $190


A member in good standing of the Professional Services and Suppliers Group may attend any or all of the Council meetings.