Are manufactured homes affordable?

Manufactured homes provide quality housing and an opportunity for home-ownership. They often cost less than renting, and can offer more square footage and distance from neighbors than an apartment.  In fact, HUD Secretary Ben Carson refers to manufactured housing as “an active ingredient in the medication we are prescribing for a stronger America” in reference to the critical shortage in our country’s supply of affordable homes.  See a video from HUD’s first Innovative Housing Showcase in June, 2019, where three manufactured homes were on display on National Hill here (link to: