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MHARR Launches “Fighting Discriminatory Zoning Mandates” Manufactured Housing Project

Washington, D.C., May 15, 2019 – With manufactured housing producers, retailers and communities offering their best homes (and related consumer protection) ever, and in...
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MHARR Testimony to Congress Seeks Increased SAA Funding and Corresponding Contractor Reductions

Washington, D.C., May 10, 2019 – With manufactured housing production levels heading downward again in 2019, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR)...
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Assistant Secretary Brian Montgomery Removal of Obsolete and Superseded Guidance Documents Letter

Re:  Notice of Removal of Obsolete and Superseded Guidance Documents – Docket No. FR-6156-N-01 Dear Secretary Montgomery: As you know, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform...
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New, Revised, and Proposed Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Manufactured Homes

Ms. Sofie Miller U.S. Department of Energy Room 6A-013 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585 Re: Proposed Procedures for New or Revised Energy...
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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Continues, May Updates

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of...
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MHCC Addresses Multiple Issues, HUD Secretary Carson Praises Manufactured Homes at Meeting

MHCC ADDRESSES MULTIPLE REGULATORY ISSUES MHCC CITES “MAJOR INACCURACIES” IN DOE-NODA SUBPART I TO BE REVIEWED AGAIN MHCC CALLS FOR WITHDRAWAL OF FROST...
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MHARR Calls on HUD Secretary to End Discriminatory And Exclusionary Zoning of HUD-Regulated Manufactured...

Washington, D.C., April 30, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in an April 24, 2019 communication to U.S. Department of Housing...
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“Lead, Follow … Or Get Out of The Way”

The last decade-plus has not been especially kind to the manufactured housing industry and consumers of affordable housing. The 21stCentury began with a great...
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MHARR Supports Proposed Repeal of HUD “Formaldehyde Health Notice”

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in comments filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on April 16, 2019...
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MHARR Calls on New Fannie Mae CEO Hugh Frater to Fully and Properly...

MHARR CALLS ON NEW FANNIE MAE CEO TO FULLY AND PROPERLY IMPLEMENT FEDERAL LAW Washington, D.C., April 11, 2019– The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform...
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HUD Study, Analysis of Zoning Discrimination Against Manufactured Housing Sought

MHARR SEEKS HUD STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF ZONING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MANUFACTURED HOUSING Washington, D.C., April 8, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR),...
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HUD Monitoring Contract Solicitation

Attached for your information and review is an MHARR communication with HUD Assistant Secretary/Federal Housing Commissioner, Brian Montgomery, regarding the recently-published HUD monitoring contract...
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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Continues

Washington, D.C., April 5, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of...
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MHARR Board Holds Highly Productive Meeting — Adopts Bold New Initiatives

MHARR BOARD HOLDS HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE MEETING -- ADOPTS BOLD NEW INITIATIVES Washington, D.C., April 2, 2019 – Despite producing its best homes ever, at a price point...
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MHARR Urges Congress to Preserve DTS In GSE Reform Legislation DBN

Washington, D.C., March 28, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in written testimony submitted to the Senate Banking Committee in conjunction...
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HUD Proposes Rule to Adopt EPA Formaldehyde Standards — Eliminate Formaldehyde “Health Notice”

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in the March 22, 2019 edition of the Federal Register, has issued a proposed rule...
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HUD Secretary Carson HUDdle Conference Features Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform Engagement on...

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, on March 20, 2019, held the latest in a series of "HUDdle" conferences with invited HUD-program stakeholders. ...
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MHARR Analysis Exposes HUD PD&R Energy Costs “Whitewash”

Washington, D.C., March 19, 2019 –The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed an analysis and comments (copy attached) with the federal...
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Court Rules That Sierra Club Has Standing to Sue DOE Over Manufactured Housing Energy...

COURT RULES THAT SIERRA CLUB HAS STANDING TO SUE DOE OVER MANUFACTURED HOUSING ENERGY STANDARDS In a development that was not unexpected, the U.S. District...
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2020 Federal Budget Request For HUD Manufactured Housing Program Needs Further Reform

The White House, in its Fiscal Year 2020 proposed federal budget, unveiled March 11, 2019, has requested an annual appropriation of $12 million for...