Local Officials Clash With Manufactured Housing Industry
Local government officials in Michigan are seeking to gain more control over the siting of mobile home developments, which is a power currently held by the state, as well as increasing fees from residents. Residents of mobile homes currently pay a flat fee instead of property taxes. "Developers and others in the manufactured-housing industry say they're worried that giving all decision-making to local governments will make it too hard to build manufactured housing developments." The manufactured-housing industry also points out that mobile home residents already pay a sales tax when they purchase their homes, as well as pay rent for their lots "which covers property taxes paid by development owners."
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