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THA Mission:
To promote and protect the manufactured housing industry in Tennessee!


Your legislative, regulatory, and educational voice for the factory built industry in Tennessee.

Next Board of Director’s Meeting:
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Perdido Beach Resort


Click:  2017 Class Schedule
You must be registered in advance of the class.  No walk-ins.


Tennessee Housing Association
P. O. Box 569
Mount Juliet, TN 37121
Ship to:
1002 Meb Court
, Suite B
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
615/256-4733, ofc
615/255-8869, fax


It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our industry colleague and former THA & TMHF Director, Bill Macke of Macke Perkins insurance.

Bill passed away of a massive heart attack, sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, at his home.

The family should finalize arrangements sometime today (Monday – 6/19/17), and we will issue a notice to our members via Constant Contact.

Bill Macke started his insurance agency in 1983, and has been insuring manufactured housing retailers, communities, installers, transporters, and other industry related companies, in multiple states.  In the past, Bill served on the Association and Foundation Board of Directors.  In earlier years, Bill worked with our legislative committees, in advancing education to our state legislators.  Out spoken and gregarious, Bill was dedicated to this industry!

Bill was retired (semi) and had turned over the day-to-day operations of the insurance business to Executive Vice President, Jennifer Perkins.   Jennifer will maintain the agency as an equity partner in the company, and will continue to serve the industry which Bill was committed.

The Association extends our deepest sympathy, to his family, friends and associates.

Memorial Services:

Atlanta, GA Service
June 24th, 2017
Elks Lodge at the Historic McAdoo House, Lodge 1657
1706 Powder Springs Rd SW
Marietta, GA 30064
From 11:00 to 2:00 PM

Nashville, TN Service
June 30, 2017
Elks Lodge
308 Williams Ave, Madison, TN 37115
From 3:00 to 6:30 PM


In lieu of flowers, Bill has requested making a donation to one of the following organizations.
Elks National Foundation
2750 North Lakeview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-2256
Phone: (773) 755-4728
American Legion’s “Operation Comfort Warriors” program.
700 N. Pennsylvania St.
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Telephone: (317) 630-1200

For those traveling to Nashville, Hotel Accommodations around the Nashville Airport area would locate you about 4 miles to the memorial location.

Please feel free to contact Jennifer Perkins via post to Bill’s FaceBook site or e-mail… with any questions.


Call to Action:

Ask Your Representative to Co-sponsor H.R. 1699,
The Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act’


As previously reported, ‘The Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act‘ was reintroduced in March, to the 115th Congress.  H.R. 1699, was introduced by Representatives Andy Barr (R-KY), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), Terri Sewell (D-AL), David Kustoff (R-TN), and Kathleen Rice (D-NY), to address the federal regulations implementing the Dodd-Frank Act which do not reflect the unique nature of the manufactured home financing and sales process.

THA is asking members to utilize MHI’s advocacy page, to easily reach out to your Representative and request they cosponsor H.R. 1699.  Simply click HERE and follow the steps on MHI’s website.  An email to your Representative has already been composed.  All you need to do, is insert your home address and click submit.

H.R. 1699 modifies the definition of “high-cost” loans so that manufactured home loans are not unfairly swept under this designation simply due to their small size.  The bipartisan legislation also amends the SAFE Act and the Truth in Lending Act to exclude manufactured housing retailers and sellers from the definition of a loan originator, so long as they are only receiving compensation for the sale of the home and not engaged in financing loans.

To read more on this issue, please visit MHI’s White Paper, HERE.

Governor Bill Haslam declares JUNE 2017,

as Manufactured Housing Month


Please consider printing a copy to display in your office.
(Click on the Proclamation Icon located to the left!)

RV/MH Hall of Fame Sets Dates and Agenda for the
2017 Induction Dinner

ELKHART, Ind. — The RV/MH Hall of Fame’s Annual Induction Dinner honoring the Class of 2017 will be held on August 7, 2017, at the Hall of Fame’s Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Indiana, according to Darryl Searer, president, RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall).


The Tennessee Housing Association is proud to announce one of this year’s inductees is our very own Christine Lindsey of UMH Properties, Inc.

Christine Lindsey is currently serving on the Tennessee Housing Association Board of Directors as the West TN Regional Representative Director, and was inducted into the industry’s Tennessee Hall of Fame in 2013.  Ms. Lindsey has served on the THA Board of Directors, in some capacity, since 1994.  Her contributions to the industry, specifically in the field of Community Management, as well as legislative review and support of community issues and laws, have been invaluable to not only fellow divisional members in this state, but also at the national level.  Ms. Lindsey has represented Tennessee at the national level through her participation with the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) on their National Communities Council (NCC), and subsequently leading the NCC in an Executive capacity from 2006 – 2008; and was elected as the NCC Person of the Year in 2009.  Ms. Lindsey’s unprecedented service and leadership to the manufactured housing industry warrants this most prestigious recognition.