College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Phil Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


A HUD home is a 1-4 unit residential property acquired by HUD (Housing and Urban Development) as a result of a foreclosure action. These homes tend to be priced slightly below market value in order to regain past losses. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has developed a building code to classify manufactured homes as HUD. Although manufactured homes are typically sold to single property owners, I hypothesize that building them in a tract form can benefit a community by providing affordable, adequate housing for low income families and single families. I also hypothesize that HUD home development will continue to grow and become a popular alternative to building homes due to its cost efficiency and equivalent quality to standard stick built homes. In order to prove this claim, I will be conducting interviews with a team of builders and developers working in the Sacramento area developing one of the first tract homes made completely by HUD code. This research proved that HUD homes are an efficient way to provide housing for low to middle class families as well as show developers and contractors an equivalent alternative to building that is cost and time effective.

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