|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:||CONTACT: CHRISTI HARLAN|
|Friday, October 1, 1999||202-224-0894|
Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation, has announced a hearing on S. 1452, the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act. The bill, introduced by Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., has at least 11 cosponsors.
The legislation would modernize requirements of the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974. It would establish a consensus committee and process for the development and regulation of construction and safety standards for manufactured homes.
"Updating the manufactured housing statute will help us supply affordable housing," Allard said. "I look forward to hearing diverse views on this issue."
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, 1999
Room 538 Dirksen Senate Building
The Honorable Evan Bayh
United States Senator
The Honorable William Apgar
Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Vice President and General Counsel
Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
Coalition to Improve the Manufactured Housing Act
Member of the Board of Directors
American Association of Retired Persons