The Housing Stock Upgrade Initiative (HUSI) program was conceived to either upgrade or replace some of the worst mobile homes and manufactured homes in the state that have long outlived their designed life span. The objective of the project is to identify and integrate sufficient resources, incentives and savings necessary so that homeowners have the opportunity to pursue the replacement of rural substandard housing, specifically obsolete manufactured homes or MMHATs (Mobile Homes, Manufactured Homes and Trailers), in a systematic manner. It is expected that options are to be offered to homeowners through a simplified approach that is financially realistic. The project team may also help to identify potential risks and liabilities that will need to be factored into individual financial evaluations.
In November 2013, NeighborWorks Umpqua, an OS project partner, received a grant for over $450,000 from the Meyer Memorial Foundation that will jump start the reHome Oregon project in Curry County, and eventually beyond.
More information and application procedures available at: http://www.rehomeoregon.org/