§ 24.2(a)(17) Mobile home.
The term mobile home includes manufactured homes and recreational vehicles used as residences.
Definition was added to clarify what is recognized by HUD for its programs.
The appendix contains several paragraphs discussing each of these two types of housing that have been combined under the term "mobile home."
The manufactured home addition comes from HUD-based programs that treat the two types of housing synonymously provided the housing is capable of being sectioned and moved.
The recreational vehicle is an option that is dependent on how these vehicles are perceived by the local jurisdiction to meet standards for Decent, Safe, and Sanitary. If they do not qualify under local regulation as Decent, Safe, and Sanitary, then they would not qualify as replacement dwelling.
This clarification adds specificity in appendix A, § 24.2(a)(17) regarding HUD criteria for mobile homes that must be met if such facilities are to meet Decent, Safe, and Sanitary housing standards. The guidance defers to local code requirements. HUD criteria is also provided including:
Size minimum of 8' X 40' in length or when erected on a site is 320 square feet or more
Connected to utilities, etc.