The I’m HOME Network promotes manufactured housing as a safe, secure, and affordable path to homeownership. Manufactured housing represents a vital segment of affordable housing in the United States, accounting for 6 percent of the total US housing stock. Manufactured housing stock must be preserved as the largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing in the nation.

Utilizing research, data, and multisector collaboration, the I’m HOME Network works to keep the dream of affordable homeownership alive for those who need it most. We envision widespread adoption of manufactured homes as a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and wealth-building route to affordable homeownership that significantly helps address the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis.

What Is Manufactured Housing?

Manufactured homes, often referred to as “mobile homes,” are built in the controlled environment of a factory and are transported in one or more sections on a permanent chassis, as defined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Manufactured homes are built in accordance with HUD’s Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, commonly known as the HUD Code, and display a red certification label on the exterior of each transportable section. With recent innovation in the manufactured housing sector, these high-quality homes are often indistinguishable from traditional site-built homes.

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Innovations in Manufactured Homes (I’m HOME) Annual Conference 2024

The I’m HOME Annual Conference will be held September 24 to 25 in Phoenix, Arizona. After the success of the 2023 conference, the I’m HOME Network is excited to gather again and highlight policy and technical advancements in the manufactured housing industry. Registration is now open.

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Lincoln Institute Is Now Convening the I’m HOME Network
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In March 2022, the Lincoln Institute assumed stewardship of the I’m HOME Network. Convening the I’m HOME Network is a feature of the Lincoln Institute’s larger effort to address the housing affordability crisis as part of its goal to reduce poverty and spatial inequality.

Let Manufactured Homes in: Removing Regulatory Barriers to Manufactured Housing

In this webinar, leading experts discuss why and how policymakers can allow manufactured homes in more places as a solution to the housing affordability crisis. Zoning dictates the land use in municipalities, including where different types of housing can be placed. Because of misconceptions about manufactured housing, many communities use their zoning code to exclude manufactured homes from single-family neighborhoods.

Our Experts

Jim Gray

Senior Fellow

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Washington, DC

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Arica Young

Associate Director, Underserved Mortgage Markets Coalition (UMMC) and Innovations in Manufactured Homes Network (I’m Home)

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Maya Hamberg

Policy Analyst

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Cambridge, MA