United States Code
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Findings and purposes
Congress finds that—
manufactured housing plays a vital role in meeting the housing needs of the Nation; and
manufactured homes provide a significant resource for affordable homeownership and rental housing accessible to all Americans.
The purposes of this chapter are—
to protect the quality, durability, safety, and affordability of manufactured homes;
to facilitate the availability of affordable manufactured homes and to increase homeownership for all Americans;
to provide for the establishment of practical, uniform, and, to the extent possible, performance-based Federal construction standards for manufactured homes;
to encourage innovative and cost-effective construction techniques for manufactured homes;
to protect residents of manufactured homes with respect to personal injuries and the amount of insurance costs and property damages in manufactured housing, consistent with the other purposes of this section;
to establish a balanced consensus process for the development, revision, and interpretation of Federal construction and safety standards for manufactured homes and related regulations for the enforcement of such standards;
to ensure uniform and effective enforcement of Federal construction and safety standards for manufactured homes; and
to ensure that the public interest in, and need for, affordable manufactured housing is duly considered in all determinations relating to the Federal standards and their enforcement.
cite as: 42 USC 5401