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MHARR Calls for Withdrawal of HUD “Frost-Free” IB

Washington, D.C., August 17, 2017 – In written comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on August 17, 2017 (copy attached), the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has called on the Department to withdraw a proposed “Interpretative Bulletin” (IB) concerning “frost-free” manufactured home foundations, which violates multiple provisions of the National Manufactured Housing …

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Actions and Abuses Of The Current HUD Manufactured Housing Program Administrator That Warrant Her Reassignment and Replacement

The current HUD manufactured housing program administrator, Pamela Danner – “parachuted” into that position on a career basis in violation of section 620(a)(1)(C) of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 -- has engaged in multiple actions and abuses over the course of her nearly four-year tenure that have needlessly, baselessly, and unnecessarily harmed the …

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HUD Code Production Increases in June 2017

Washington, D.C., August 3, 2017 – 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 manufactured housing industry production increased during June 2017. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,152 homes in June 2017, …

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Re-Assignment And Replacement Of Current HUD Manufactured Housing Program Administrator

Attached for your review and information are two self-explanatory communications sent by MHARR to HUD on July 27, 2017 regarding the HUD manufactured housing program and, specifically, the re-assignment and replacement of the current program Administrator, Pamela Danner. These communications were sent to Ms. Maren Kasper, the White House liaison to HUD, questioning Ms. Danner’s latest abusive …

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“Fake News, PR and Distractions as the Industry’s Window of Opportunity Narrows”

The Italian philosopher, Niccolo Machiavelli, famously wrote in his political masterpiece, “The Prince” that “he who studies what ought to be done rather than what is done, will learn the way to his downfall rather than to his preservation.” And, it would appear, this is exactly what Pamela Danner -- the Obama Administration holdover currently running …

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MHARR to DOE: Reject Or Withdraw Baseless And Scandalous Manufactured Housing Proposed “Energy” Rule

Washington, D.C., July 17, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has called on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to either reject or withdraw its June 17, 2016 proposed “energy efficiency” rule for manufactured homes, pursuant to Executive Orders issued by the Trump Administration which seek to “alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens …

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MHARR Duty to Serve Comments Expose True Story Of GSE’S Resistance To Secondary Market Support For HUD Code Homes

Washington, D.C., July 11, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed written comments with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the federal regulator of the two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – addressing the Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) “implementation” plans filed by the …

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HUD Code Production Up By Double-Digits In May 2017

Washington, D.C., July 6, 2017 – 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 manufactured housing industry production experienced double-digit growth once again during May 2017. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,882 homes in May …

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HUD Code Industry Manufacturers, Retailers and Communities

MHARR has called on HUD Secretary, Dr. Benjamin Carson, to withdraw – pending further review and follow-up action – a proposed “Interpretive Bulletin” (IB) concerning “frost-free” and frost-protected manufactured housing foundations in freezing climates, issued by the HUD manufactured housing program on June 23, 2017. Citing the regulatory “freeze” order issued by the Trump Administration …

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HUD Power-Grab – “Frost-Free” Interpretive Bulletin

The HUD manufactured housing program, on June 21, 2017, published a proposed “Interpretive Bulletin” (IB) in the Federal Register (copy attached) that would effectively change the substance of the current federal installation standards (24 C.F.R. 3285.312(b)) for “frost-free or “frost-protected” manufactured housing foundations used in “freezing  climates.” This proposal, which MHARR has explained and detailed …

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