Description

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Section 108, establishes the Manufactured Homes Commission. It is the mission of the Manufactured Homes Commission to provide prompt, impartial service to all parties affected by or concerned with matters pertaining to manufactured housing communities, to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Legislation Authorizing the Manufactured Homes Commission

MGL Chapter 6: Section 108


Next Meeting of the Manufactured Homes Commission

Date:  Tuesday April 15, 2014 pdf format of    Next Manufactured Homes Commission Meeting, 7-10-12

 

The Commission meets four times each year at various locations throughout the Commonwealth in order to address problems and concerns of both owners and tenants. The meetings are open to the public.

2014 Manufactured Homes Commission Meeting Schedule

  • January 21, 2014 - Taunton
  • April 15, 2014 - Chicopee
  • July 15, 2014 - Pittsfield
  • October 21, 2014 - Peabody

Meeting Minutes

Taunton: January 2014 pdf format of    minutes-01-2014.pdf
Peabody: October 2013 docx format of    minutes10-13.docx
Williamstown: September 2008 doc format of    minutes9_08.doc
Plymouth; July 2008 doc format of    minutesplymouth.DOC
Orange; May 2008 doc format of    minutesorange.doc
Peabody; January 2008 doc format of    minutespeabody.doc
Williamstown; October 2007 doc format of    minuteswilliamstown.doc
Attleboro; September 2007 pdf format of    minutesattleboro.pdf
 


Mission

It is the mission of the Manufactured Homes Commission to provide prompt, impartial service to all parties affected by or concerned with matters pertaining to manufactured housing communities, to the maximum extent permitted by law. In the implementation of its Mission, the Commission:

1. Shall identify issues pertaining to manufactured housing communities, the owners of such communities, and the owners of manufactured homes and make recommendations to deal with these issues;

2. May receive complaints from owners of manufactured housing communities and manufactured homes owners, and if appropriate, make recommendations for resolution;

3. May develop, with the Department of Housing and Community Development, proposals for specific zoning standards to be applicable to new manufactured housing communities in order to ensure that all such new communities are well designed, attractive, and suited to the needs of manufactured Homes owners;

4. May formulate, with the Department of Housing and Community Development, proposals for local taxation of manufactured Homes and home sites so that municipal tax revenues meet the cost of hosting a manufactured housing community; and

5. Shall file an annual report with the Governor, the General Court, the Attorney General, and the Department of Housing and Community Development, about the Commission's activities and recommendations, if any, with drafts of legislation required to effect such recommendations.
 

Commission By-Laws

Manufactured Homes Commission By-Lays docx format of    bylaws.docx  - approved 03/10/2014


Commission Membership

The five (5) member commission is appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Council, and must include at least one resident of a manufactured housing community and also one community owner. Not more than three (3) members shall be of the same political party. The Commission presently consists of five (5) members: two park residents, two park owners, and one state representative. The Attorney General and the Undersecretary of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) are ex-officio members.


Commission Members


Sandy Overlock,Chair
Nancy Fallon, Vice Chair
Jeffery Hallahan, Commissioner
Carl Zack, Commissioner
Sherri Sore, Secretary

 


Manufactured Home Parks in Massachusetts

Other Information

MHC Annual Report 2008 doc format of    annreport08.doc
MHC Annual Report 2007 doc format of    annreport07.doc
MHC Annual Report 2006 doc format of    annreport06.doc
MHC Annual Report 2005 doc format of    annreport05.doc
 


Other Resources

The Attorney General's Guide to Manufactured Housing and Community Law

Massachusetts Manufactured Housing Association, Inc.

Manufactured Home Federation  Of Massachusetts Inc
Jesse Martinez President 413-664-4881
For more information:


Please contact DHCD's Division of Community Services at 617-573-1400.