HUD HOC Reference Guide

Manufactured Homes: Age Requirements

Chapter 1
Appraisal & Property Requirements
Page 1-09c

A. Eligibility & general requirements - Title II | B. Special state requirements | C. Age requirement
D. Foundation compliance | E. Site | F. Tags | G. Title I

C. Age Requirements

A manufactured home must be built after June 15, 1976, and bear an affixed "HUD seal" on each section to be eligible for FHA Insurance. The appraiser should verify the location and wording on the seal(s). Manufactured houses built before June 15, 1976, must be rejected. No exceptions are allowed.

A sample certification label is reflected here. The actual label affixed in the factory is red in color with dimensions of 2 inches by 4 inches. HUD does not reissue labels that have been removed or missing from the home.

Content Archived: October 25, 2012