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Gulf Coast State College Mobile Home Tie-Down Program

Gulf Coast State College Mobile Home Tie-Down Program

The State of Florida allocates funds through a contract with Gulf Coast State College to implement the Manufactured Home Tie-Down Enhancement Program. This program involves the addition of tie-downs to your home. The program does not intend to bring existing mobile homes and manufactured homes up to code, but makes the home as wind resistant as funding, physical characteristics, and condition of premises will allow. The additional tie-down and anchoring systems could help minimize damage to the mobile home arising from windstorms, tornadoes or hurricanes.

This program is at NO COST to the participant. Skirting removal and re-installation services for the tie-downs are also provided by the program. All fees to the contractor are paid directly by Gulf Coast State College.

Application

A park manager or HOA president who represents the entire community is the preferred contact. We are not currently returning to parks that have been previously served.

Post Application Process:

  • GCSC sends a vendor to conduct a site visit who will evaluate the eligibility of the Park.
  • Parks are assigned to a Vendor.
  • An approval letter identifying the vendor that has been assigned will be sent to Park along with participation forms needing to be completed by all participants.
  • Community HOA meetings – When the opportunity presents itself, a presentation and Q&A session will be offered about the program for those who are interested in participating.
  • Participation forms are collected by the Vendor.
  • Park is then scheduled for home pre-inspection, skirting removal, and tie-down installation.
  • Post-inspections are completed.

Due to the current waiting list it could take several years before your park is serviced. To ensure we reach every park that is interested in the program, we are not currently returning to parks that were previously served. We are maintaining a database of parks that would like us to return to serve homes that were missed in the initial service year, and will contact them once we’ve exhausted new applicants.

Not in a Park with a manager/HOA? Email tiedownprogram@gulfcoast.edu or call 448-201-6882 for more information for Individual home application.


 
  • - Finished Tie-Down

  • - Straps and Clamps

  • - Marking the Spot

  • - Drilling the Hole

  • - Stabilizer Plate Being Secured

  • - Longitudinal System

 

For more information!

Email: tiedownprogram@gulfcoast.edu

Call: 448.201.6882

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