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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 of Representatives by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would enshrine in federal law the sweeping regulatory reforms implemented in recent Executive Orders issued by the Administration of President Donald J. Trump. …

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After Persistent MHARR Push-Back, DOE Proposed Manufactured Housing Energy Rule Deemed “Inactive”

Washington, D.C., December 18, 2017 – The proposed rule to implement manufactured housing “energy” standards, published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on June 17, 2016 and consistently opposed by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in every phase of its development – the only national manufactured housing industry trade organization to …

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Manufactured Home Production Jumps in October 2017

Washington, D.C., December 4, 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 grew once again during October 2017. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,636 homes in …

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FHFA CONTINUES TO SHORT-SHRIFT MH CONSUMER FINANCING

FHFA BIAS AGAINST HUD CODE HOUSING CONTINUES The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has once again given HUD Code manufactured housing the back of its hand, as the regulatory agency responsible for the supervision and conservatorship of the two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – has granted the GSEs permission …

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HUD GAMESMANSHIP WITH UPCOMING MONITORING CONTRACT

SERIOUS ISSUES SURFACE IN RUN-UP TO NEW MONITORING CONTRACT On November 16, 2017, HUD took the first step toward the solicitation and procurement of a new manufactured housing “monitoring” contract in 2018, by holding an “industry day” forum for potentially interested contract offerors, but the agency presentation immediately exposed serious continuing bias within the contracting …

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MHARR Releases Study Recommending Independent Collective Representation for Post-Production Sector

The study recommends urgent action to address the establishment of an effective, new, national, collective representation of the PPS, because of the increasing and intensifying targeting of that sector by federal manufactured housing regulators and entrenched program contractors, which, having reached a veritable saturation point in the regulation of the HUD Code industry’s production sector, …

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Manufactured Home Production Gains Again in September 2017

Washington, D.C., November 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 grew once again during September 2017. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,580 homes in …

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New Bill Addresses MH Inclusion/Regulatory Impacts

A new bill has been introduced in Congress by Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) that would impact both the regulation of manufactured housing by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and, potentially, the utilization of HUD-regulated manufactured housing by local jurisdictions that receive housing-related federal grants from HUD.  If pursued correctly by the …

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 Fannie Mae Conducts “More Of The Same” Duty To Serve Meeting

Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored housing finance giant, held a one-day work session on October 17, 2017 at its Washington, D.C. conference center, dubbed “The Future of Manufactured Housing Forum.” MHARR participated in the forum (as it has with a similar manufactured housing working group convened by Freddie Mac), which featured discussion panels on various manufactured …

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