HUD-Code home

HUD-Code home

A manufactured home. The word “code”refers to the HUD regulation requiring all manufactured homes built after 1976 to meet the minimum requirements of the HUD Code, as contrasted with local building codes,which usually don't apply to manufactured housing.

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As expected, the highest energy cost, almost $1500 per year (mostly heating), shown in Figure 3, is the current HUD-code home in Chicago (HUD Climate Zone 3) with electric resistance heating.
The ZEMH is not commercially available but represents the nation's most efficient HUD-code home. The researchers conducted detailed monitoring and field testing of the HVAC systems on these homes, and have included CAHP heat pump performance evaluations in this paper.
Meanwhile, in response to delinquency and repossessions, lenders have tightened the rules for the chattel, or personal property, financing traditionally used for HUD-code home purchases.
HUD-code homes have stringent standards for energy efficiency, ventilation and wind resistance--up to 110 miles per hour for homes in hurricane-prone areas.
The industry estimates it provided some 4,000 or so temporary HUD-code homes in 2004.
That may sound like crazy talk to a conventional on-site builder, but the people who make HUD-code homes in factories know exactly what it means.
We should see an average of 1.8 million housing starts (not including manufactured or HUD-code homes) annually over the next decade, according to a new 10-year forecast by the Homeownership Alliance.
Luckily for Champion and its customers, financing options for HUD-code homes may be improving.
Fels, meanwhile, points to a ban on wood entry doors while the code still allows exterior French doors, and the apparent contradiction of requiring concrete gable walls on site-built homes while the sale of HUD-code homes continues unabated.