On May 3, 2002, Secretary Mel Martinez announced that William Wade Matchneer III would become the agency's first Administrator of the Manufactured Housing Program, a position established by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000. As Administrator, Matchneer will be responsible for advising the Federal Housing Commissioner on the development and evaluation of the Department's manufactured housing policy, as well as program administration.
In 1976, HUD began inspecting mobile home units at the factories and putting red HUD approved stickers on each part of the unit that indicated the unit meets HUD mandated design and construction standards. Michigan is one of 36 states designated as a HUD approved inspection agency that completes these inspections for HUD. Find out more on how the state of Michigan administers this program and/or download a copy of "The Manufactured Home Buyer's & Resident's Handbook."