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
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
In 2001, the average HUD-code home
was 1,496 square feet and wholesaled for $39,024.
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
These homes come with the seal of approval from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are often referred to as HUD-Code homes