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MHARR Urges New Ginnie Mae President to Restore Support for – and Integrity of – Manufactured Home Consumer Lending

MHARR, in a January 10, 2022 communication to new Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) President, Alanna McCargo copy attached, has called on that organization to fully restore its statutory support for manufactured home consumer lending and thus re-establish the integrity and full-scale utilization of this government-insured home lending program. As industry members are aware, …

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FHFA Objects to Proposed 2022-2024 Manufactured Housing, Other Duty to Serve Plans

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), as the statutory regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the federal agency responsible for implementation of the Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) directive of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), announced on January 5, 2022, in a potentially significant action, that it has …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Communication with FHFA Director Nominee Sandra Thompson

Attached, for your information and review, is an MHARR communication to Ms. Sandra Thompson, President Biden’s nominee to become the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Ms. Thompson has been serving as FHFA Acting Director since June 2021, when she replaced Mark Calabria, who had been appointed to that position by President …

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MARK WEISS Addresses the Manufactured Housing Industry’s Twin Crises –an MHProNews Interview With MHARR President and CEO, Mark Weiss, J.D.

MARK WEISS Addresses the Manufactured Housing Industry’s Twin Crises –an MHProNews Interview With MHARR President and CEO, Mark Weiss, J.D.

TO:                 HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERS  RE:                 MARK WEISS Addresses the Manufactured Housing Industry’s Twin Crises – an MHProNews Interview With MHARR President and CEO, Mark Weiss Attached for your review and information is a reprint copy of a November 22, 2021 MHProNews interview with MHARR President and CEO, Mark Weiss. The interview addresses …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Files Supplemental Comments Opposing Proposed DOE Manufactured Housing “Energy” Rule

Washington, D.C., November 23, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed supplemental written comments see, copy attached opposing a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that would drastically increase the cost of federally-regulated manufactured housing, needlessly undermining its statutorily-recognized and protected affordability, while threatening to exclude millions …

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MHARR Supplemental Comments Urge MHCC to Intensify Opposition to DOE Energy Rule

Comments submitted to the statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) see, copy attached urge the MHCC to redouble its already-stated opposition to the proposed manufactured housing “energy conservation” rule published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on August 26, 2021 and a related Notice of …

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Special Interests Unwittingly Show Their Hand – Increasing Potential for Industry Legal Action

OCTOBER 25, 2021 IMPORTANT TO:                 HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERSFROM:           MHARR  RE:  DOE/ENERGY SPECIAL INTERESTS UNWITTINGLY SHOW THEIR HAND — INCREASING POTENTIAL FOR INDUSTRY LEGAL ACTION Notwithstanding action by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week to grant a comment deadline extension as sought by MHARR, the Association, as previously announced, has today …

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MHARR Succeeds in Getting Extension For Energy Rule Comments From DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in a notice issued on October 20, 2021 see, copy attached has granted an MHARR request for an extension of the deadline for the submission of written comments in connection with DOE’s August 26, 2021 Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPR) concerning manufactured housing energy conservation standards. The original …

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MHARR Submits Third Comments On Proposed DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Standards

Attached, for your information, are further comments filed by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory (MHARR) on October 13, 2021 in connection with the federal Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee’s (MHCC) ongoing consideration of proposed manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on August 26, 2021. The MHCC has already …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Submits Second Comments on Proposed DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Standards

Attached , for your information, are comments filed by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory (MHARR) on October 1, 2021 in connection with the federal Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee’s (MHCC) ongoing consideration of proposed manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in the Federal Register on August 26, 2021. …

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