Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Manufactured Homes Help Both Save the Planet and Save Money for Low-Income Owners

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March 2014

Community Development Investment Review

Addressing affordable housing while simultaneously reducing pollution seems like an impossible task. Yet manufactured housing can do just that. The American housing market has long benefited from design and finance innovations to meet the changing demands of home buyers. It is also a sector of the economy that has been greatly affected by government interventions in the market. From local zoning and planning decisions to preferential treatment in the federal tax code, housing’s progression is a many-chaptered story.

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