Welcome to the OMHOA!
Our goal is to represent the interests of the owners of the existing eighty-four thousand manufactured homes in BC, on both First Nation's and non First Nation's land. We are an advocacy group striving to make fundamental changes to the way manufactured homes are dealt with and to see our members treated fairly when their parks are slated for redevelopment. The existing legislation in BC is woefully inadequate and results in conflict and huge financial losses.
There are many, many issues facing us, from public acceptance of manufactured homes, to the rights of home owners when parks are slated for redeveloped. We want to involve everyone in the process, from manufacturers to park owners to home owners, to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas on the issues and challenges facing this important segment of the housing market.
How important is manufactured housing?
It comes as a surprise to most people that recent statistics show that the value of manufactured building production in Canada increased by approximately 13% year-over-year in 2011. Single-family home production was 22% higher than the previous year. Factory-built single-family homes accounted for some 12.5% of all single-family homes started in Canada in 2011. This was a sharp improvement over the 9.5% share the previous year, and generally in line with the upward trend established over the past several years.
* The Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute's Manufactured Building Survey
Time for Change - Our Vision
The governing legislation and procedures for manufactured homes are decades old. Manufactured homes are quite obviously no longer mobile in any sense of the word. It's time for all the parties to come to the table to treat manufactured homes as what they are - just another way to build homes.