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H. Res. 1010

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

June 10, 2008.  

    Whereas manufactured housing plays a vital role in meeting the housing needs of the people of the United States and is an important source of quality, affordable housing, including both homeownership and rental housing;

    Whereas the manufactured housing industry in the United States has approximately $6,000,000,000 annually in sales and employs approximately 70,000 people in factories and retail centers alone;

    Whereas 18,000,000 people in the United States, representing all segments of the population, including emerging demographics, live in manufactured homes;

    Whereas because it is an important source of affordable housing, manufactured housing is a critical part of the solution to the ongoing crisis in the housing market in this Nation;

    Whereas the factory production process provides manufactured housing with technological advantages, value, and customization options for consumers seeking quality housing and sustainable homeownership;

    Whereas manufactured homes are built to a national standard under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, which governs construction, engineering, quality, safety, and systems performance;

    Whereas that Act supports innovation, consumer safety, efficiency, and quality while preserving the affordability and customization of manufactured housing;

    Whereas creating affordable homeownership opportunities helps build communities and requires the cooperation of the private and public sectors, including the Federal Government and State and local governments;

    Whereas the laws of the United States, such as the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000, encourage manufactured housing homeownership and should continue to do so in the future;

    Whereas June is designated as National Homeownership Month; and

    Whereas the third week of June is recognized as Manufactured Housing Week: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) recognizes the importance of manufactured housing in providing decent, sustainable, and affordable housing;

(2) recognizes the importance of manufactured housing in contributing to homeownership in the United States;

(3) recognizes the importance of homeownership, including homeownership of manufactured homes, in building strong communities and families; and

(4) recognizes and fully supports the goals and ideals of Manufactured Housing Week and National Homeownership Month.



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