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MHARR Meeting with New FHFA Leadership

JULY 15, 2019 TO:  MHARR MANUFACTURERS MHARR TECHNICAL REVIEW GROUP (TRG) MHARR STATE AFFILIATES FROM: MHARR RE:  MHARR MEETING WITH NEW FHFA LEADERSHIP An MHARR delegation met with senior officials...

HUD Secretary’s New Role Should Help To Advance Manufactured Housing

Washington, D.C., July 9, 2019 –The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in a June 28, 2019 communication to HUD Secretary Ben Carson...
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HUD Code Production Decline Continues

Washington, D.C., July 3, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of...

MHARR Cautions Congress on Two Unnecessary And Damaging Manufactured Home Bills

Washington, D.C., July 1, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in a June 26, 2019 communication to both houses of...
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White House Announces Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers To Affordable Housing

MHARR participated in a conference call on June 25, 2019, conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), during which White...
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Unnecessary/Damaging Bills Introduced in Congress

MHARR, based on numerous inquiries from industry members, has conducted a study and investigation of parallel bills introduced in the Senate and House of...

MHARR Reiterates Call for DTS Investigation

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in a June 13, 2019 communication to Fannie Mae Vice...
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“Time to Investigate Fannie And Freddie’s Mishandling Of DTS”

It’s been more than ten years since Congress enacted the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) and its “Duty to Serve Underserved Markets” (DTS)...
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HUD Code Production Decline Continues But Moderates

Washington, D.C., June 3, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of...
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Brief History and Objectives of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR)

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) was established on July 3, 1985 as the “Association for Regulatory Reform” (ARR). The Association changed...
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Major and Continuing MHARR Accomplishments for the HUD Code Manufactured Housing Industry ...

Led the industry in securing the enactment of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000(2000 reform law), which mandates specific accountability-based program reforms...
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HUD Rescinds 2017 “Guidance” On Carport-Ready Homes

MAY 21, 2019 In one of its first substantive regulatory reform actions under Trump Administration Executive Orders (EO) 13771 and 13777, the U.S. Department of...

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...