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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

Budget Basics for Modular Home Buyers – How Much Home Can I Afford?

By chris@modularhome.org | July 19, 2022

Where do you start when drafting a budget for a modular home project? Start with these tips!

Tips to Find the Right Modular Builder for You

By chris@modularhome.org | July 19, 2022

Who is the best modular home builder for your project? What questions should you ask before hiring a modular home builder?

Zero Net Energy Modular Homes in 2020: The Right Time for Requirements?

By chris@modularhome.org | July 18, 2022

What will these new requirements mean to the affordability of new homes in 2020? And what impact will they have on the modular construction industry?

Three Ways Modular Construction Can Address the Affordable Housing Shortage

By chris@modularhome.org | July 18, 2022

Many states are facing affordable housing shortages. Here are three ways that modular construction can help!

Modular Means More: Nice Slogan, But What Does it Mean?

By chris@modularhome.org | July 18, 2022

“Modular Means More” is much more than just a slogan. It’s an important reality in today’s construction industry. What exactly do we mean when we say that “Modular Means More”?

How Does Modular Construction Reduce Material Waste?

By chris@modularhome.org | July 18, 2022

Modular construction lends itself to better recycling practices. Modular homebuilders can develop best practices for recycling and reusing materials, cutting down on waste.

New Building Code Adoptions: Improved Building Safety or Backdoor Unfunded Mandates?

By chris@modularhome.org | July 18, 2022

Communication is key when new building codes are adopted. This keeps code adoption consistent across numerous jurisdictions.

7 Myths About Modular Homes

By chris@modularhome.org | July 18, 2022

If you are considering building a home, modular homes are a reasonable choice. However, there are a number of myths and misconceptions that can make you less inclined to buy one.

Here are some of the most common myths about modular homes:

Do Modular Homes Hold Up in Extreme Weather?

By chris@modularhome.org | July 18, 2022

Maybe when you hear “modular home” you get picture “tornado in a trailer park”. Modular homes are built durably to withstand the strain of transportation and installation. They’re also built to the same code as their site-built counterparts. Modular homes are more durable than you imagine!