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MHPHOA Glossary

Mobile Home Park glossary of terms starting with the letter M, abbreviations, acronyms, initialisms, and definitions of each.


Manufactured Home
Refers to homes built on or after June 15, 1976 when the HUD code governing building standards for factory built homes was instituted. According to Fannie Mae, a Manufactured Home is a housing unit of not less than 12 feet in width and 400 square feet in area. All Manufactured Homes typically have traditional pitched roofs.
Marriage Line
The marriage line is where multiple home sections are joined.
Mental Suffering
Civil Elder Abuse: The infliction of fear, agitation, confusion through threats, harassment or other forms of intimidating behavior.
Welfare and Institutions Code Section 15610.07
Manufactured Housing
Mobile Home
Manufactured Home Community
Mobile Home Estates
Manufactured Housing Educational Trust
Manufactured Housing Institute
Manufactured Home Park
Mobile Home Park
Multifamily Housing Program
Mobile Home Resident Coalition
Mobile Home University
Mobile Home
Mobile Home is often used interchangeably with the term Manufactured Home, they are technically different. Mobile Home refers to homes built prior to June 1976. All Mobile Homes typically have flat roofs.
Modular Home
Refers to a manufactured home built in a production facility in two or more sections then transported and assembled on location. The assembly process typically uses a traditional permanent concrete foundation. See Site-Built Home
Moral Turpitude
A phrase used in criminal law to describe conduct that is considered contrary to community standards of justice, honesty, or good morals. Turpitude means a corrupt, depraved, degenerate act or practice that shocks the public conscience.
Mobilehome Residency Law
Multi-Section Home
A manufactured home delivered to the home site in two or more sections. The average square footage is 1,715 square feet but may be as large as 2,500+ square feet. The most common multi-section manufactured home consists of two sections and are referred to as a double-wide. Three section manufactured homes are referred to as a triple-wide. Four section homes are referred to as a quad.
Mountain View Mobile Home Alliance