2008 Community of the Year

Raleigh, NC-Parrish Manor, located in Raleigh, NC, has been named as the 2008 Community of the Year (Southern Region).

The Raleigh based community was awarded this honor at an awards luncheon held on April 23, 2008 at the Annual National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing in Las Vegas, Nevada. The National Industry Awards, hosted by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), recognize the highest achievers from all sectors of the manufactured and modular housing industries – communities, retailers, suppliers, lenders, manufacturers, developers and state associations. Parrish Manor is one of 4 communities nationwide to be named as Community of the Year.

“We are extremely proud of these individuals and companies for their vision, dedication and energy in enhancing and moving the manufactured and modular housing industries forward. These prestigious awards represent the highest achievement within the manufactured and modular housing industries and are a testament to the hard work and pride each winner has put into their business,” said MHI President Gail Cardwell.

The winners of the “Community of the Year” submit entries that are judged by an independent panel of professionals made up of representatives from the planning, community development, lending, realtor and homebuilding professions. Awards are given in four regional areas of the country. Entries were judged based on a written statement supplied by the entrant, community aesthetics, marketing materials, site plan of the community, community and industry involvement, and the lease and covenants.

“This is the first time in history that a North Carolina community has been awarded such a high honor,” said Brad Lovin, Executive Director, NCMHA. “This demonstrates that manufactured housing communities can fit into a metropolitan area and provide cities, like Raleigh, with much needed affordable housing.”