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MHARR Submits Comments on Continuing Duty To Serve Manufactured Housing Implementation Failures

Washington, D.C., October 21, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed comments ( copy attached) regarding proposed revisions and a one-year (2021) extension period for Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) Implementation Plans previously filed by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In its comments, responding to a September …

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MHARR Exposes FHFA Duty to Serve Manufactured Housing Failures and Distortions to Congress

MHARR EXPOSES FHFA DTS FAILURES AND DISTORTIONS TO CONGRESS  Washington, D.C., October 16, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in verbal and written comments presented at an October 16, 2020 Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) “Listening Session” concerning implementation of the statutory Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) mandate (see, copy …

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MHARR Comments To FHFA Seek Full Compliance With “DUTY TO SERVE” Mandate

Washington, D.C., August 27, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed comments ( attached) on a proposed Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rule concerning regulatory capital requirements for the two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on June 30, …

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With HUD Regulators Stalling MHARR Presses Critical Manufactured Home Issues Up The Ladder

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2020 – In a Petition for Rulemaking to Secretary Carson and other senior HUD officials copy attached, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) breaks wide open the lack of any meaningful progress to date toward regulatory reform – as mandated by President Trump – within the HUD manufactured housing …

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Federal Regulator Issues New Proposed Capital Requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) — the federal regulator for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – has issued a proposed rule that would modify existing capital retention requirements for the federal mortgage giants. The proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2020 (at pp. 39274-39406), would establish an amended Regulatory …

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Federal Guidance Adds Manufactured Home Retailers, Transporters, and Installers as Essential Workers as Sought by MHARR

The most recent update to the federal government’s guidance on “essential” workers for purposes of COVID-19 “Stay-at-Home” orders, issued by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on May 19, 2020 now specifically includes “workers … supporting the sale, transportation and installation of manufactured homes” (in addition to manufactured housing construction workers) see, copy …

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President Trump’s Regulatory Order Obliterates Excuses By HUD, FHFA, FANNIE MAE, FREDDIE MAC, GNMA AND DOE

Washington, D.C., May 20, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) – an industry group representing small businesses in the federally-regulated factory-built housing industry — reports that in his most recent Executive Order (EO) targeting regulatory reform within the federal government, President Trump has directed Executive Branch federal agencies to address and …

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MHARR Presses FHFA for Action to End Fannie’s and Freddie’s Duty to Serve Manufactured Housing Farce

Washington, D.C., May 14, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in a May 11, 2020 communication to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director, Mark Calabria copy attached, has called for an end to a decade-plus of stonewalling, stalling and misdirection by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac regarding the implementation of the …

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Letter on Nomination of Ms. Dana Wade to Serve as HUD Assistant Secretary

Dear Chairman Crapo and Ranking Member Brown: I am writing on behalf of the members of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) to voice our strong support for the nomination and confirmation of Ms. Dana Wade to serve as the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal …

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Manufactured Housing Industry Gets Second Chance – Dana Wade Returning to HUD

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing on May 5, 2020 on the pending nomination of Ms. Dana Wade to become HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner. Ms. Wade was nominated by President Trump …

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