The manufactured housing association movement in Canada began with the incorporation of the Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute in 1953.
In Atlantic Canada:
- In the early 1970s, the Mobile Home, Travel Trailer and Park Association of New Brunswick was formed.
- In 1981, the name was changed to the New Brunswick Manufactured Homes and Parks Association.
- In 1973, the Mobile Home, Travel Trailer and Parks Association of Nova Scotia was formed. It was incorporated in 1974.
- In 1995 the name was changed to the Manufactured Housing Association of Nova Scotia.
- On January 1st, 2001 both the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia independent Manufactured Housing Associations made the decision to amalgamate into one. The new name chosen for this merger was the Manufactured Housing Association of Atlantic Canada (MHAAC).
While the benefits of the amalgamation are many, here are just a few:
• Amalgamation allowed our members a stronger voice: we can now say that we have national, provincial, and municipal government agencies consulting with us so that we no longer have to address unfavorable issues after the fact and we can now be proactive instead of reactive.
• Amalgamation pools resources to provide a dedicated, full-time Executive Director who continually increases the profile and effectiveness of the association.
• Our members now have access to a broader range of activities.
The MHAAC warmly welcomes all former, existing, new, and prospective members to its ranks and promises a mutually beneficial relationship.