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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: May 24, 2022 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 6-b <br /> SUBJECT: Manufactured Homes Action Plan <br /> DEPARTMENT: Housing and Community <br /> Development <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Attachment 1 - Manufactured Homes Corey Root, Director, Housing and <br /> Action Plan Community Development, 919-245- <br /> Attachment 2 - Map of Manufactured 2492 <br /> Home Communities in <br /> Orange County <br /> Attachment 3 - Map of Manufactured <br /> Home Communities Under <br /> Threat of Redevelopment <br /> Attachment 4 - Resolution Endorsing the <br /> County-Wide <br /> Manufactured Homes <br /> Action Plan <br /> PURPOSE: To consider a Resolution Endorsing the County-Wide Manufactured Homes Action <br /> Plan and authorizing County staff to move forward with the towns on implementation. <br /> BACKGROUND: For many years, there has been interest in addressing the vulnerability of <br /> residents living in manufactured home communities (MHC) in Orange County. In 2016-2017, the <br /> County, Towns, and local housing partners formed a manufactured homes work group to begin <br /> to discuss and evaluate opportunities and obstacles to addressing the needs of manufactured <br /> home community residents. There are 100 manufactured home communities in Orange County <br /> housing over 2,000 households. About half of manufactured homes need minor repairs, and about <br /> 28% need major repairs, with only a small percentage, 3.2%, economically infeasible to repair. <br /> Most residents are of low-income, making it difficult to fund needed repairs. Also, many of the <br /> MHCs are under threat to be redeveloped, in particular the MHCs closer to town centers where <br /> market demand is high. <br /> The Manufactured Homes Action Plan is designed to provide a plan to address the redevelopment <br /> threats facing manufactured home communities in Orange County. The Plan is a collaborative <br /> effort between the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and Orange County that outlines <br /> specific objectives, strategies, action steps, partners and resource needs to address the <br /> redevelopment threat facing manufactured home communities. The other participating <br /> jurisdictions adopted the Action Plan strategies last month — the Town of Carrboro on April 5, <br /> 2022, the Town of Hillsborough on April 11, 2022, and the Town of Chapel Hill on April 27, 2022. <br />