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HUD Code Production Rises in October 2019

Washington, D.C., December 3, 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 increased in October 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 9,415 homes in October …

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MHARR Calls on FHFA To Join Increasing Demands For Congressional Oversight

Washington, D.C. December 2, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in public comments (see copy attached) delivered at a Washington, D.C. Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) “Listening Session” conducted by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), has called on FHFA to join the increasing demands for congressional oversight of the …

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White House Council Requests Input on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

The White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing (Council), in a Request for Information (RFI) published in the November 22, 2019 Federal Register ( (see copy attached) ), has requested information and input from interested parties on “federal, state [and] local laws, regulations, land use requirements and administrative practices that artificially raise …

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MHARR Past Chairman Stresses Urgent Need For Full DTS Implementation

  Washington, D.C., November 20, 2019– The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in remarks delivered at the most recent Duty to Serve “Listening Session,” conducted by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in St. Louis, Missouri, has again called for significant, concrete action by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHFA to finally implement …

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Fannie Mae DTS Sham And Shell Game Continues

Washington, D.C., November 13, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has called on the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to reject proposed 2018-2020 Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) Plan modifications sought by Fannie Mae and for Congress to investigate the failure of both FHFA and the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) to …

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HUD Code Production Increases In September 2019

Washington, D.C., November 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 increased in September 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,034 homes in September …

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MHARR Washington Update November 1, 2019- MHCC Being Undermined by HUD Manipulation, FHFA Shocker: GSEs “In Compliance” With Gutted DTS!

MHCC UNDERMINED BY ONGOING FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH LAW The statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) held its most recent in-person meeting in Washington, D.C. from October 29-31, 2019. While the Committee approved and recommended to HUD several potentially significant proposed regulatory reforms – including reforms proposed by and/or supported by MHARR – the MHCC, …

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FHFA Document Vindicates Long-Standing MHARR Position on FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC’S Failure to Implement DTS

Washington, D.C., October 28, 2019 – A “Request for Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Proposed Modifications to their 2018-2020 Duty to Serve Plans” (RFI) see, relevant excerpts of this document, attached, published by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on October 24, 2019, fully vindicates the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform’s (MHARR) longstanding …

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President Trump’s Executive Orders Vindicate Longstanding MHARR Position

Washington, D.C., October 17, 2019 – President Trump has issued two new Executive Orders (EOs) copies attached designed to stop Executive Branch agency abuse of “guidance memoranda” and other similar unpublished documents that have not gone through notice and comment rulemaking or related due process procedures required by the federal Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and/or …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Declines Once Again in August 2019

Washington, D.C., October 3, 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 August 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,646 homes …

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