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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, Clayton Homes, Inc. (Clayton), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway...

“Time to Enforce the Law on Federal Preemption”

While a discussion of federal preemption may lead eyes to glaze-over in some quarters, a consistent and logical approach to preemption – that is fully consistent with the law as it exists today --...

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,...

“For Manufactured Housing, the Obama Administration Never Left Town”

Recognizing that excessive government regulation plays a major role in stifling economic growth while inflicting disproportionate harm on the multitude of small businesses that are the engine of job creation within the American economy,...

“Industry, States and Consumers Must Resist HUD Installation Power Grab”

 By Mark Weiss As MHARR continues to expose the outlines, extent and sheer audacity of HUD’s ongoing power grab under Administrator Pamela Danner to dictate installation standards and enforcement procedures in all fifty states –...