HUD Audit Results
The Manufactured Housing Division is proud to continue its partnership and participation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As a State Administrative Agency (SAA) and Production Inspection Primary Inspection Agency (IPIA), the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) complies with and applies the Federal standards enforcement program on behalf of HUD. As a result, and while fulfilling the IPIA role, ensuring that approved plan designs and quality programs are applied at each manufacturing plant is a primary function.
This is achieved by performing ongoing inspections, testing and data collection in an effort to communicate findings with HUD and local manufacturers. As an SAA, activities include the administration of consumer complaints, communication of defects and complaints to the manufacturer, a review of manufacturer records and communication with a variety of stakeholders.
During the months of March-May 2019, HUD evaluated the performance of ADOH’s Manufactured Housing Division by conducting a variety of audits. The audits encompassed a range of responsibility and assignment and resulted in positive feedback by HUD. Consequently, the Manufactured Housing Division’s application of federal policies and requirements have been confirmed as being properly administered. The Division prides itself on the recognition received by HUD and for maintaining effective practices and communication within the industry.
The Arizona Universal Licensing Recognition Law
Arizona’s new universal recognition of occupational licenses is expected to streamline the license process for out of state license holders wishing to do business in Arizona. If an out of state licensee has held a license for at least one year, and remains in good standing in all states where they are licensed, the experience criteria that is currently used to obtain the comparable license with the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) will be considered as fulfilled.
The applicant will simply be required to pay the applicable fee, obtain the required surety bond and pass the testing requirements. ADOH currently issues licenses for Manufacturer, Salesperson, Retailer and Installer activity that pertain to manufactured homes, mobiles homes and factory-built buildings. Licensees are encouraged to apply their out of state credentials in an effort to bolster the manufactured housing industry in Arizona.
Learn more about universal licensing recognition.
Housing Matters | Summer 2019