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“Restoring the Rule of Law To Manufactured Housing Regulation”

MHARR --ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES By Mark Weiss JULY 2018 The rule of law, and the supremacy of law over the arbitrary whims of individuals who happen to wield government power, was a profound concern for the founders...
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HUD Secretary Carson Addresses Manufactured Housing At Oversight Hearing

JUNE 27, 2018   TO:                 MHARR MANUFACTURERS                         MHARR STATE AFFILIATES                         MHARR TECHNICAL REVIEW GROUP (TRG)  FROM: MHARR  RE:  HUD Secretary Carson Addresses Manufactured Housing At Oversight Hearing The House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee held an oversight hearing for the...
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“MHARR Leadership Continues to Produce Results for Industry”

MHARR, as an organization, has always been tasked with being a leader on the issues it addresses. Established by industry pioneers in 1985, MHARR was not designed, and was never intended to be, a...
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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...
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“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 --...
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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,...
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“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,...
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“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 –...