Month: March 2019

MHARR NEWS ITEM -- MHARR URGES CONGRESS TO PRESERVE DTS IN GSE REFORM LEGISLATION DBN

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 with its March 26-27, 2019 hearing concerning reform of the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) and the domestic housing finance system, has called on Congress to maintain the express “Duty to Serve …

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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 that would amend the Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards (24 C.F.R. 3280) and Procedural and Enforcement Regulations (24 C.F.R. 3282) to incorporate formaldehyde emission controls and related certification requirements …

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HUD Secretary Carson HUDdle Conference Features Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform Engagement on Zoning, Placement, and Financing

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.  The conferences, which are an initiative of -- and hosted by -- HUD Secretary Ben Carson, focus on emerging issues at the Department, including, but not limited to, aspects of its …

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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 Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) exposing a blatant whitewash of supposed manufactured housing energy regulation costs developed at the request of the MHCC by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s …

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Court Rules That Sierra Club Has Standing to Sue DOE Over Manufactured Housing Energy Standards

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 Court for the District of Columbia has denied a motion by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club, seeking to compel DOE to …

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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 the federal manufactured housing program, an amount that is identical to the President’s 2019 budget request for the program, but $1 million more than the program received on an annualized basis …

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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 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year HUD Code manufactured home production declined once again in January 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,556 homes …

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