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.

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Manufactured Homes Commission

Manufactured Homes Commission Quarterly Meeting Notices

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Mission

It is the mission of the Manufactured Homes Commission (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 Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC), 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 home owners;

4. May formulate, with EOHLC, 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 EOHLC, 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 Laws - approved March 10, 2014

Commission Membership

  • The Commission is comprised of five (5) members who are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Council.
  • The Commission must include at least one resident of a manufactured housing community and 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
    • One state representative
    • Representatives of the Attorney General's Office and the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) are ex-officio members.

Commission Members

Ethan Mascoop, Chair
Jeffrey Hallahan, Vice Chair
Tracy Sharkey, Commissioner
Sandy Overlock, Commissioner


Ex-Officio Members
Daniel Less, Esq. The Attorney General Office
Tyler Newhall, Legislative Director and Policy Development Manager, EOHLC

Manufactured Home Communities in Massachusetts

*Some information may be out of date

Resources for Residents

MassOptions provides connections to a wide variety of human service resources, including agencies for older adults. The MassOptions team is available Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, at 1-844-422-6277.

Veterans Services – Veterans and their spouses can connect with their local Veteran Service Officer (VSO). Clicking the link will provide the name and contact information for the VSO in your area.

Other Resources

Massachusetts Manufactured Housing Association, Inc. (MMHA) is a statewide organization formed by community owner/operators, which addresses owner/operators' concerns about issues affecting manufactured housing communities.

            Melissa Caron, Executive Director
            MMHA
            P.O. Box 73
            Halifax, MA 02338
            (508)460-9523
            www.massmha.org

Manufactured Home Federation of Massachusetts, Inc.(MFM) is a statewide association of manufactured housing residents, which addresses residents' concerns about issues affecting manufactured housing communities.

            Sandy Overlock, MHM President (413) 663-3305
            Scot Walsh, Vice President
            http://manufacturedhomefed.com/

 

EOHLC Contact Information

Please send all questions, comments, and submissions, including notices, affidavits of compliance, and rules proposals, to:

            Christopher Jee, Esq.
            Office of the Chief Counsel
            Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC)
            100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300
            Boston, MA 02114
            (617)573-1313
            Christopher.jee@mass.gov

Contact   for Manufactured Homes Commission

Phone

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Address

Main Office
100 Cambridge St, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114

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