A recent letter to the editor by Doris Stell regarding the Apache County policy regarding zoning for manufactured homes is not totally accurate. Manufactured homes older than 15 years old can be moved either into or out of Apache County. Owners can also trade in older homes for newer homes. This has had no impact on property values.
Doris also commented on homes falling apart if moved. Historically this has not been the case. Homes built in the 1960's have been moved up to 6 times with little or no problems. More modern manufactured homes built after 1976 have been designed and engineered to withstand multiple moves.
We do agree with Doris on the restrictive zoning by Apache County officials. A county in need of quality, affordable housing should look at other Arizona counties for a more workable solution. An Executive Order was issued by the White House on June 25, 2019, addressing the nations needs for affordable housing and a need to have government barriers removed.
Ken Anderson, President
Manufactured Housing Industry of Arizona