MANUFACTURED HOUSING DIVISION'S RESTRUCTURE & PROMOTION
In regulating the manufactured building industry, the Arizona Department of Housing’s Manufactured Housing Division provides two distinct types of inspections. The first type of inspection monitors the construction of manufactured homes on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) to ensure manufactured homes are compliant with federal regulations before the homes are shipped from the plant, and it monitors the construction of factory-built buildings, (aka: modular homes and buildings) to ensure the buildings comply with International Building codes.
The second type of inspection is installation of mobile and manufactured homes at the site where the home is being installed, and installation of modular homes and buildings (also at the site of installation) to ensure the installation complies with the manufacturer’s installation manuals, State-approved engineered design plans, and in compliance with international buildings codes, which ensures the home or building is safe to occupy.
In an effort to streamline our inspection responsibilities, the Manufactured Housing Division restructured all inspection-related activity under a single responsible person and established a new position for an Inspection Administrator. We are pleased to announce that Dave Meunier, formerly In Plant Manager, was promoted to the Administrator position, effective December 18, 2017. The remaining restructuring plan includes a Team Lead position to be filled by an existing member of the In Plant Inspector Team, and a Team Lead position to be filled by an existing member of the Installation Inspector Team.