Installing HUD-Code Homes
Manufactured homes are built under a national code administered by HUD and are often referred to as "HUD-Code homes" to distinguish them from other types of factory-built housing, such as modular. Installers, retailers, and inspectors of HUD-Code homes will be interested in the Manufactured Home Installation Training Manual, recently released from HUD s Office of Policy Development and Research.
The manual lays out all the issues that need to be considered while installing a HUD-Code home. It addresses the installation of both new and used homes, and its chapters follow the steps commonly taken to install such a home. The narrative discusses relevant issues in objective detail and emphasizes the reasons for a specific procedure.
HUD has designed the manual to complement manufacturer installation instructions, state regulatory documents, and installer training programs. A checklist at the end of the manual summarizes the main points of site preparation, foundations, installation, and additional resources. Manufactured Home Installation Training Manual is available here.
To request a copy, please call 1-800-245-2691.
Content updated on 4/3/2003