Manufactured Homes: A Shrinking Source of Low-Cost Housing

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Manufactured Homes: A Shrinking Source of Low-Cost Housing

Manufactured housing offers a low-cost alternative to site-built homes for millions of American households. Yet since peaking in 1998 at 374,000 units, manufactured home placements have fallen by nearly 90 percent. This edition of Housing Insights examines manufactured housing production and what contributed to this decline, as well as the many obstacles a revival of manufactured housing production faces.

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