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The mission of the Modular Home Builders Association (formerly the Modular Building Systems Association) is to be the primary organization advancing the legislative and regulatory interests of the modular industry in the United States. The MHBA strives to increase awareness of the value of modular construction by consumers, suppliers, builders, and government officials; it advocates public policies that make modular building systems available on a cost-effective basis. The MHBA serves as a forum where members, suppliers, and builders work together for the purpose of fostering the exchange of information and innovation in the modular industry.

The Modular Home Builders Association is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to serving the modular home builders and manufacturers. MHBA also advocates at the state and federal level to ensure a fair and competitive playing field for the industry.

Learn More About the Benefits of Modular Homes

Is Modular Housing the Solution to the Housing Crisis?

By chris@modularhome.org | August 22, 2022

In 2007, the United States faced a housing crisis that caused the Great Recession and had economic ramifications for years. Some people called it the subprime mortgage crisis. One cause of the crisis is that lenders gave loans to potential homeowners even if the buyers couldn’t afford them.

Creating Affordable Energy-Efficient Housing Through Modular Building

By chris@modularhome.org | August 22, 2022

It feels like everyone — consumers and contractors alike — is looking for ways to improve their homes’ energy efficiency. Thanks to climate change, dangerously hot summers and brutally cold winters make it more challenging to keep structure interiors comfortable.

Ways a Modular Home Can Save You Money

By chris@modularhome.org | July 19, 2022

Are modular homes cheaper than site built homes? Why are modular homes cheaper than site built homes?

What’s in a Name? Modular, Manufactured, Prefab, Offsite?

By chris@modularhome.org | July 19, 2022

What is the difference between modular homes, manufactured homes, prefab homes, and homes built offsite?

What Is HERS?

By chris@modularhome.org | July 19, 2022

What does HERS mean in the context of modular housing?

Latest Modular Design Trends

By chris@modularhome.org | July 19, 2022

What are the latest modular design trends? What trends are on the horizon?

Why Tiny Houses are NOT Modular Homes…Yet.

By chris@modularhome.org | July 19, 2022

Are tiny homes the same thing as modular homes? What is the difference in a tiny home and a modular home?

Step 1: Finance Planning

By chris@modularhome.org | July 19, 2022

What expenses should you prepare for when building a modular home? What funds are available when you’re planning on building a modular home?

What Will My Modular Home Cost?

By chris@modularhome.org | July 19, 2022

How much does it cost to build a modular home with everything included?