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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...
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Manufactured Home Production Decline Persists As 2019 Begins

Washington, D.C., March 4, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of...

HUD Whitewash on DOE Rule Costs, More Washington Manufactured Housing Updates

HUD WHITEWASHES ALLEGED DOE ENERGY RULE COSTS PROCEDURAL CHANGES SHOULD APPLY TO ANY DOE MH RULE REVISED DTS PLANS RELEASED – CHATTEL...
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New Proposed Energy Standards Rule Should Apply To Manufactured Housing Energy Rule making

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new proposed rule in the February 13, 2019 Federal Register (copy attached) that would significantly...
HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Persists – Time For Action Not Excuses

HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Persists – Time For Action Not Excuses

Washington, D.C., February 4, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of...
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“The Illusion of Motion Versus Real-World Challenges”

Motion – or, more accurately, activity – in and of itself, is not necessarily synonymous with, or equivalent to, realprogress, or, in fact, anyprogress...
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Independent National Manufactured Housing Post-Production Association Takes Major Step

Washington, D.C., January 8, 2019 – The National Association of Manufactured Housing Community Owners (NAMHCO), a new, independent association representing a key manufactured housing...
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Production Decline Continues in November 2018

Washington, D.C., January 3, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of...
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President Trump Announces Nominee Dr. Mark Calabria to Become New Director of Federal Housing...

President Trump, on December 12, 2018, announced the nomination of Dr. Mark Calabria, currently the Chief Economist for Vice President Mike Pence, to become...
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Production Flatline Continues in October 2018

Washington, D.C., December 3, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of...
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HUD Publishes Final Revised Rv Exemption Rule

TO:HUD CODE INDUSTRY MANUFACTURERS, RETAILERS, COMMUNITIES, STATE ASSOCIATIONS AND PRESS FROM:MHARR RE:HUD PUBLISHES FINAL REVISED RV EXEMPTION RULE The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published...
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“A HUD MONITORING CONTRACT ‘BRIDGE TO NOWHERE’”

Let’s start off with a truism. And that truism, quite simply, is that within the HUD manufactured housing program, the so-called “monitoring” function has...
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Financial Services Chairman Calls for End of GSEs

NOVEMBER 6, 2018 Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), retiring Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, has called for an end to the two Government Sponsored...
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September 2018 Manufactured Home Production Data Shows Slight Flatline

Washington, D.C., November 6, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of...
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MHARR Communication with HUD Assistant Secretary Brian Montgomery Regarding Program Monitoring Contract

October 26, 2018 VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS Hon. Brian Montgomery Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Suite 9100 451 7thStreet, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20410 Re: Manufactured Housing Program Monitoring Contract Dear...
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HUD “Clarification” on Frost-Free IB Offers More Questions and Confusion Than Answers

OCTOBER 17, 2018 TO:                 MHARR MANUFACTURERS                      MHARR STATE AFFILIATES                      MHARR TECHNICAL...