Common Terms, Acronyms and abbreviations

    HUD - US Department of Housing and Urban Developement

    FMO -  Federation of Manufactured Home Owners of Florida Inc.

    NMHOA - National Manufactured Home Owners Association Inc.

    MHCC - Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (HUD)

    FMHA - Florida Manufactured Housing Association (land-owners / landlords)

    DBPR - Department of Business and Professional Regulation

    MH - Mobile Home (built prior to June 1976) or Manufactured Home (built since June 1976)

    MHP - Mobile/Manufactured Home Park

    ROC -   Resident Owner Community

    HOA -    Home Owners Association -  two types:

                  Chapter 723 - homeowners association under the "The Florida Mobile Home Act"

                  Chapter 720 - homeowners association, under the "Homeowner's Association Act"

    Chapter 723 - Fl. Statute governing tenancies in MHP

    Chapter 720 - Fl. Statute governing tenancies in ROCs, Co-Ops, or MH Sub-developments

    Chapter 617 - Fl. Statute governing not-for-profit corp.

    Chapter 607 - Fl. Statute governing for-profit corp.

    ADR - Alternate Dispute Resolution

    FS - Florida Statute

    FMHRC - Florida Mobile Home Relocation Corporation

    FLAROC - Florida Resident Owned Communities.