Manufactured Home Owners Association of New Jersey intends to expand its mission and to enter into different program areas over the next 2 years. We need some help refining and creating the organizational documents for this. Currently we are a all volunteer advocacy organization that has been operating for over 50 years. There is a sharp need for us to expand and enhance the work that we are now doing.
We have a active and engaged board of directors and have consistently strived to collaborate with other advocacy groups in the housing, community development, legal, tenant's rights and consumer protection areas. We do in-house policy work and have a small army of citizen advocates. We are primarily a grassroots group of community chapters and individual members. We are part of the I'm Home network with Prosperity Now and can access some of the resources they have developed for manufactured home owners. We work at Federal, State and local municipal levels.
We represent over 35 000 households in New Jersey. Our homes and home owners are almost invisible within policy, legislation or legal advocates' world. This is despite the fact that manufactured housing is the largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing in the U.S.
MHOA NJ was founded and exists for the purpose of insuring the rights of manufactured home owners by dispelling through education the misconceptions and myths held by the public, media, and government officials concerning manufactured housing its owners and/or residents. Our goals are to : 1. Protect and strengthen manufactured housing communities and rights of everyone living in manufactured homes. 2. Promote meaningful change in legislation to increase legal protection for community residents. 3. Preserve efforts and encourage its residents to live in comfortable and safe communities. 4. Strive to educate our legislators and municipal leaders about issues which impact our community.
We do lots! Organize home owners within manufactured housing communities, provide education and advocacy on municipal, state and federal issues that impact manufactured homeowners. Work for affordable safe housing with dignity for all, particularly seniors, people with limited incomes. Empower home owners' voices and fight discrimination and unfair stereotypes about manufactured housing. Provide services to manufactured housing communities and home owners.