940 CMR 10.00 - Manufactured Housing Community Regulations
Manufactured Homes Commission Meeting Information
The Manufactured Homes Commission meets four times each year at various locations throughout the Commonwealth in order to address problems and concerns of both community owners and residents. The meetings are open to the public.
Minutes of October 2019 Worcester
Minutes of July 2019 Plymouth
Minutes of April 2019 Chicopee
Minutes of January 2019 Taunton
Minutes of October 2018 Peabody
Minutes of July 2018 Plymouth
Minutes of April 2018 Pittsfield
Minutes of January 2018
Minutes of July 2017
Minutes of April 2017
Minutes of Jan 2017 Taunton
Chicopee: April 2016
Taunton: January 2016
Additional minutes may be available upon request.
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 Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), 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 DHCD, 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 DHCD, about the Commission's activities and recommendations, if any, with drafts of legislation required to effect such recommendations.
Manufactured Homes Commission By Laws - approved March 10, 2014
- 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 DHCD are ex-officio members.
Jeffrey Hallahan, Vice Chair
Tracy Sharkey, Commissioner
Kathy Zorotheos, Secretary
Ethan Mascoop, Commissioner
Daniel Less, Esq. The Attorney General Office
Ryan Ambrose, Policy Development Manager and Legislative Liaison, Department of Housing and Community Development
Manufactured Home Communities in Massachusetts
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.
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.
Jennifer Jennings, Executive Director
P.O. Box 73
Halifax, MA 02338
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
DHCD 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
Department of Housing and Community Development
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300
Boston, MA 02114