I really liked Tony, my salesman and I really liked my visit.
Tim L. – Hemet, CA
I was extremely pleased with my visit to Ma Williams and especially with Marie. In fact, I liked Marie and your homes so much, I'll most definitely be back to see her. I don't have anything but good things to say about Marie and your homes.
Tom T. – Anza, CA
My saleswoman, Lavon, was very professional and she's followed up with me after the visit. I'll be in touch with her when I know more.
Thurman T. – Cabazon, CA
We are thinking of downsizing and moving into a manufactured home on our own land. I've researched online and found it's hard to find information how to do this. But then I found the Ma Williams website and today I spoke with Marie G. and not only did she answer all my questions, she was super friendly and easy to speak with. She explained the simple process clearly and let me know approximate costs. I'm glad I found Ma Williams and I'm glad I spoke with Marie, who provided very professional, courteous and warm service over the phone.
Richard G. – Riverside County
I would give Tony an 11 on everything. He answered all our questions. We will definitely be coming back to Ma Williams when it is time to move forward!
Mike and Meghan B. – Riverside, CA
Donald Trump recently selected neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
And, as with almost everything else the president-elect has done, the decision was met with both high praise and withering criticism.
Democrat Henry Cisneros, a former HUD Secretary under Bill Clinton, expressed his support: “I think Dr. Carson is an intelligent man – he’s a free thinker, he’s a compassionate person, a quick study obviously and I think that he can do the job.” Others cite Carson’s lack of government experience or knowledge of the housing industry as causes for concern.
Most of the media coverage has not explored the topic of manufactured housing, but Carson’s appointment will have an impact on the industry, since the HUD Code program director will report to him. Will this be yet another swamp that gets drained? Or will that slash and burn approach have a negative effect?
The answer likely depends on how one assesses the achievements of the Obama administration, and whether a change of direction constitutes a step forward or a step back.
Perhaps not surprisingly, opinions among manufactured housing professionals also run the gamut. “Very poor choice” wrote Titus Dare, Executive Vice-President of Development and Construction at Eagle One Financial. But Mobile Insurance President Kurt Kelley called the appointment “great news” and “exactly what D.C. needs.”
A review of several articles on manufactured home sites indicates that most of those surveyed are expressing encouragement and optimism.
Typical of these is Richard Jennison, President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). In a media release, Jennison stressed the importance of manufactured homes to the affordable housing market and his hope that Carson would recognize the role it can play moving forward: “MHI appreciates President-Elect Trump’s recognition that it will take a strong leader with national prominence to change the direction of our national housing policy and break down the barriers that have hindered the availability and affordability of housing across the country.”