Below are some glossary of terms for our FHA, HUD, and VA manufactured home foundation engineering certifications and inspections. If you can not find you answer here, please also go to our Fequently Asked Questions page.

Glossary of Terms

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There are currently 4 terms in this directory beginning with the letter H.
H

Habitable Room or Structure
Any structure or room within a structure for sleeping, living, cooking, or dining purposes, excluding such enclosed spaces as awning enclosures, closets, pantries, bath or toilet rooms, service rooms, connecting corridors, laundries, unfinished attics, foyers, storage spaces, unfinished cellars, utility rooms, and similar spaces.

Handrail
A railing provided for grasping with the hand for support, erected along one or more edges of a stairway or ramp.

Hearing Officer
The authorized representative of the enforcement agency, or other official authorized to conduct hearings.

HUD
An acronym for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.