Manufactured Home Weatherization & Rehabilitation
Improving Energy Efficiency, Enhancing Health & Well-being
This past February, we hosted a "design charrette" at Home ReSource, engaging stakeholders from multiple different sectors including builders, architects, weatherization professionals and manufactured home residents to collaboratively brainstorm cost effective, substantial and eco-friendly improvements for skirting and underbelly of manufactured homes. Thanks to our wonderful community volunteers, our team completed the workshop and designed new & creative models for re-skirting mobile homes.
After completing the charrette we identified individual manufactured home residents interested in our skirting repair/replacement model for their home.
Currently, we're reaching out to participants of the design charrette and any others with building and design expertise to create a "design refine team". Members of this group will visit the identified homes and refine the skirting designs based on specific aspects of the mobile home and desires of the homeowners. If you have building, architecture or weatherization experience and are interested in helping with our skirting repair model, contact Max Longo, Energy & Climate Coordinator at Climate Smart Missoula.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 757-645-8471
In partnership with NeighborWorks Montana, Home ReSource and the Missoula Human Resource Council, we co-hosted a Manufactured Home Resource Fair with the goal of providing valuable resources and information for manufactured home residents in the categories of Home Repair, Weatherization, Financial & Legal Counseling and Health.
In addition to the hosting and coordinating organizations Homeword, MoFi, Montana Legal Services and Missoula Urban Demonstration Project attended and shared great resources with residents.
The MT Dept of Health and Human Services, Missoula Food Bank, American Lung Association in Montana and Missoula Federal Credit Union had flyers and information available about home health and home financing respectively.
Thanks to generous support from the National Center for Appropriate Technology attendees received free weatherization, energy and health related home supplies such as LED lights, weather-stripping, pipe wraps and window insulation kits.
We're grateful for all organizations that came and shared resources!