MHARR Issues & Perspectives

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Washington, D.C. Updates on Manufactured Housing Issues Including – DOE Energy Assault, HUD Moving on DOE Standards, MH Financing, MH White Paper and More

IN THIS REPORT:                                                       SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 RE:    MHARR WASHINGTON UPDATE — REPORT AND ANALYSIS                    Attached please find your copy of the September 28, 2022 “MHARR WASHINGTON UPDATE” an exclusive report and analysis addressing   DOE “ENERGY” ASSAULT ON MH COMES TO A HEAD HUD ALREADY MOVING ON ENERGY STANDARDS MHARR COMMENTS ON LATEST HUD PROPOSED STANDARDS MHARR CALLS FOR END …

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August 2022 MHARR Issues and Perspectives – “WHY THE DOE ENERGY RULE SHOULD BE DOA”

AUGUST 2022 “WHY THE DOE ENERGY RULE SHOULD BE DOA” On May 31, 2022, the fifteen-year battle over U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) “energy conservation” standards for HUD Code manufactured homes came to a head as DOE published its final standards with full implementation scheduled for May 31, 2023. Not to put too fine a …

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“The ‘Woke’ War On Affordable Housing” MHARR – Issues and Perspectives, by Mark Weiss

“THE ‘WOKE’ WAR ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING” The leaders of the “woke” mob – inside government and out — will never admit that they actually oppose affordable housing and homeownership for millions of lower and moderate-income Americans, including inherently affordable manufactured housing. But they do, with every means available to them. Naturally, they deny the truth …

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Lies, Damned Lies and DOE’s Energy Rule

MHARR – ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVESBY MARK WEISS MARCH 2022 “Lies, Damned Lies and DOE’s ‘Energy’ Rule” Well, the various comment periods for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) egregious manufactured housing “energy conservation standards” rule have now ended. In their wake, the record is littered with the predictably disingenuous droppings of its obsequious cheerleaders. Their comments, …

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“Where is the ‘Equity’ for Manufactured Homes and Consumers Of Affordable Housing?” – MHARR Issues and Perspectives

The Biden Administration, this month, marks its first full year in office. As one of his initial steps, President Biden announced that the concept of “equity” – economic equity and, most especially, racial equity – would be a bedrock foundation for his Administration’s policies and programs. In Executive Order 13985 (“Advancing Racial Equity and Support …

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MHARR Issues Strong Warning Against Solar Energy Mandates for Manufactured Homes

Washington, D.C., May 26, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has issued a strong warning to a special interest group against any effort to seek solar energy mandates for federally-regulated manufactured homes. On May 4, 2021, the group – the “Clean Energy States Alliance” (CESA) – published a two-volume report specifically …

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“FREDDIE MAC UNWITTINGLY PROVES ITS OWN FAILURE” MHARR — ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES — May 2021

By Mark WeissMAY 2021 “FREDDIE MAC UNWITTINGLY PROVES ITS OWN FAILURE” Remember Inspector Renault in the classic film “Casablanca,” who was “shocked, shocked” to find gambling going on at Rick’s? Well, we now have something similar with mortgage giant Freddie Mac. After doing virtually nothing — along with its cohort Fannie Mae — for a …

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“The Ultimate Battle Against Destructive Energy Regulation”

So, what could be worse than destructive, excessively costly federal manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards developed through a distorted and fundamentally tainted process at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)? The answer? Destructive and excessively costly manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards developed through two distorted and fundamentally tainted processes – one inside of DOE and …

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“Zoning Exclusion — To Fight Or Switch?”

For those of us “senior” enough to remember cigarette commercials on television, an iconic brand, with a somewhat unusual advertising approach, was Tareyton cigarettes. Tareyton commercials featured “smokers” with phony black eyes, who supposedly preferred to “fight” rather than “switch” to some other cigarette brand. The idea, of course, was to promote brand loyalty. Unfortunately, …

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