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HUD Code Production Growth Continues In March 2018

Washington, D.C., May 3, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of...
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Washington Post Article on HUD MH Program

The Washington Post has published an article (see, copy attached) concerning the HUD manufactured housing program and MHARR’s efforts in 2017 to change the...
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Final HUD “Guidance” Letter and News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MHARR CALLS FOR REPEAL OF HUD MANUFACTURED HOUSING “GUIDANCE” DOCUMENTS Washington, D.C., April 25, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform...
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Formaldehyde Rule Implementation Date Change

APRIL 4, 2018   TO: MHARR MANUFACTURERS         MHARR STATE AFFILIATES         MHARR TECHNICAL REVIEW GROUP (TRG)  FROM:           MHARR  RE:               Formaldehyde Rule Implementation Date Change Under...
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HUD CODE PRODUCTION INCREASES IN FEBRUARY 2018

Washington, D.C., April 3, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of...
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“MHARR Leadership Continues to Produce Results for Industry”

MHARR, as an organization, has always been tasked with being a leader on the issues it addresses. Established by industry pioneers in 1985, MHARR...
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MHARR Demands Clarification of DTS Vis-À-Vis Supposed “New Class” of Home

Washington, D.C., March 8, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in a February 27, 2018 communication to the Chief Executive...
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Manufactured Housing Production Grows Again in January 2018

Washington, D.C., March 7, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department...
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Implementation of the Duty to Serve Underserved Markets

VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS Mr. Donald H. Layton Chief Executive Officer Freddie Mac 8200 Jones Branch Drive McLean, Virginia 22102-3110 Dear Mr. Layton: I am writing on behalf of the members of...
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Comprehensive MHARR Comments on HUD Review Of Manufactured Housing Regulations

As MHARR previously advised you, HUD, on January 26, 2018, announced a comprehensive, “top-to-bottom” review of all its existing and pending manufactured housing regulations...
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Duty To Serve “Final Rule” Continues To Fail Consumers And Industry – Time For...

Washington, D.C., February 12, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in a February 6, 2018 communication to the Chairmen and...
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HUD Code Production Rises Again in December 2017 As Annual Production Edges Closer To...

Washington, D.C., February 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 Officials Meet with Hud Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson — Pledge Full...

Washington, D.C., January 30, 2018 – On January 29, 2018, a delegation of officials from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) met...
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MHARR’s Year-Long Effort With Trump Administration Poised To Pay Huge Benefits

MHARR efforts over the past year to halt and reverse the regulatory excesses of the HUD manufactured housing program based on the regulatory freeze...
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“Diversion, Distraction or Destruction — And Time to Raise the Red Flag?”

According to recent press reports, nearly fifty percent (or more) of the HUD Code manufactured housing production market is currently held by one manufacturer,...
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HUD Delays Re-Solicitation of MH Monitoring Contract

As a follow-up to MHARR’s memorandum of January 9, 2018 regarding changes within the HUD manufactured housing program and its memorandum of November 28,...
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Manufactured Housing Production Up in November 2017

Washington, D.C., January 5, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of...
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After Dithering Ten Years, FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Final DTS Plans...

Washington, D.C., January 5, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that after ten years of dithering, the final “Duty...
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Lawsuit Filed DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Standards, MHARR Response Letter

Re: Manufactured Housing Energy Standards Dear Secretary Perry: It has come to our attention that a lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the...
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MHARR Supports Legislation to Advance Regulatory Reform

Washington, D.C., December 19, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has announced its support for legislation introduced in the House...