A designation program for outstanding manufactured home communities.
Launched in 2004, MHI’s “Community of Distinction" Program promotes the development of quality manufactured home communities. The "MHI Community of Distinction" designation offers assurance to homebuyers, the industry, lenders, insurers, and government officials that the manufactured home community maintains high standards of excellence, concentrating on three primary areas: physical property maintenance, resident satisfaction, and manager educational training.
The "MHI Community of Distinction" Program also strives to enhance the image and professionalism of manufactured home communities nationally by recognizing those communities that meet or exceed standards of excellence.
Any manufactured home community may apply for the designation by submitting an application and paying the required fees. If the community passes the three components of the evaluation, the physical property inspection, resident satisfaction survey and the manager educational training, and agrees to abide by the MHI Voluntary Professional Standards of Practice for manufactured home communities, then the community will receive the "MHI Community of Distinction" designation. The community must renew the designation every three years.
Take a look at the current recipients of the "MHI Community of Distinction" designation by clicking here.
"MHI Community of Distinction" Designation Criteria:
1. Physical Property Inspection
A professional on-site inspection will be conducted by a national property inspection firm. The extensive 32-point property inspection will evaluate the physical appearance and condition of the exterior and interior of the buildings and other structures in the community, landscaping, and community infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, etc.).
2. Resident Satisfaction Survey
Residents will be surveyed by an independent third-party hired by MHI to allow residents the opportunity to rate community features, services, and management.
3. Manager Educational Training
To qualify for the designation, at least one on-site manager of the manufactured home community will be required to have completed one of several approved community management education programs.
Achieve the recognition your community deserves! Apply today! Click on the links below to get started.