Northern Kentucky Businessman Elected to Lead National Organization
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 15:42 RCN Newsdesk
Nathan Smith, co-founder and Partner of SSK Communities/You Got It Homes, has been elected for the second time as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the national Manufactured Housing Institute. Smith was first elected chairman in 2013 after serving as Treasurer and participating as a member of the Board of Directors for ten years.
The Manufactured Housing Institute is a 300-plus member advocacy and issues trade association for the manufactured housing industry. MHI is the only national trade association that represents all segments of the manufactured housing industry.
“Our industry has changed with additional financial and housing regulations and we are the leading organization that deals with these issues on behalf of our member companies,” Smith said in a release. “I am honored to serve on behalf of our members and my peers on the Board of Directors.”
Smith previously served as the president of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Manufactured Housing Association.
Smith is a founder and co-owner of SSK Communities, the largest manufactured housing company in Kentucky and among the largest in Ohio and in the Midwest. SSK is ranked among the top 30 in the country. Smith’s company completed community acquisitions of over 1,000 homes within the past two years in the Louisville and Northern Kentucky markets. SSK Communities is among the upper tier in the market and among higher-end manufactured home properties in the various geographic markets.
22 million Americans live in manufactured homes, which generally cost 10-20% less per square foot than conventional site-built homes. These savings allow for more Americans to own their own home. Nationwide, approximately 10% of occupied housing units are mobile or manufactured homes. In rural areas, manufactured homes make up 15 percent of all occupied nonmetro housing units.
Smith is past president of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Manufacturing Housing Institute and has served for many years on the board of the National Manufactured Housing Institute. He also sits on the Board of Regents at Northern Kentucky University.
Smith resides in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, with his family.
Photo: Nathan Smith (provided)