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MHARR Memo to Manufactured Home Producers, Retailers, Communities – Initial Comments On Proposed DOE Manufactured Housing “Energy” Standards

Attached, for your information, are initial comments submitted by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) to the federal Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) in connection with the MHCC’s upcoming September 23, 2021 meeting to consider – and provide comments on – the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposed “energy conservation” standards for …

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DOE Takes Next Step Toward Drastic and Costly Manufactured Housing Energy Standards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), on August 26, 2021, formally published its “Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” for manufactured housing energy standards in the Federal Register see, see, copy attached. As has repeatedly been emphasized by MHARR, the proposed DOE standards would impose extreme and costly new energy mandates on manufactured homes, based – …

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MHARR Urges Hud and FHFA To Address Zoning and Consumer Financing Under Their New Agreement

Attached, for your information and follow-up, is a copy of a communication from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Acting Director, Sandra Thompson, regarding the important agreement between the two agencies announced on Friday, August 13, 2021 (see copy attached). The Memorandum …

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DOE Proposes Baseless, Extreme and Discriminatory Energy Standards Targeting Manufactured Homes

Washington, D.C., August 16, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a “prepublication” version of its second round of proposed “energy conservation” standards for HUD Code manufactured homes. See, communication attached. Publication of the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register will follow. Earlier proposed DOE manufactured housing energy standards, …

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MHARR Comments on DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Rule Focus on Excessive Costs and Market Exclusion

Washington, D.C., August 4, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in written comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) see, copy attached, has stated that any DOE energy standards for manufactured housing must not result in excessive purchase price increases that would exclude millions of lower and moderate-income families …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform Blasts Fannie/Freddie Continuing Failure On Duty To Serve

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) at a July 14, 2021 “listening session” conducted by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and in written comments filed with that agency see, Copy attached has blasted the deletion of any manufactured home personal property loan support mechanisms from the latest Duty to Serve …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) July 8, 2021 Washington, D.C. Update

REPORT AND ANALYSIS IN THIS REPORT: JULY 8, 2021 INDUSTRY POST-PRODUCTION FAILURES HIT HOME MHARR CALLS FOR CHANGES FROM NEW FHFA DIRECTOR MHARR BLASTS NEW FANNIE/FREDDIE DTS PLANS DOE PLANNING EXCESSIVE MH ENERGY STANDARDS DOE TAKES FIRST STEP TARGETING HUD CODE HOMES INDUSTRY FAILURES ON POST-PRODUCTION ISSUES COME HOME TO ROOST In a “Fact Sheet” …

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HUD Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) Meeting Exposes Looming Battle Over Energy Standards

Washington, D.C., June 14, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) held yet another marathon conference call meeting on June 10, 2021, to take final action on twenty proposed standards and regulatory revisions processed by its various subcommittees in late 2020. The Committee also received a supposed briefing from the U.S. Department of Energy …

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MHARR Admonishes HUD Secretary for Omitting Manufactured Housing From List of Agency Accomplishments

Washington, D.C., May 20, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in a May 13, 2021 communication to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge see, Attachment 1, has admonished the Department and its leadership under the Biden Administration for failing to include or mention the advancement of inherently affordable, non-subsidized manufactured housing among various …

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The Latest Step in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s “Duty To Serve” Deception

The latest step in the ongoing deception that constitutes the supposed “implementation” of the Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) mandate of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), unfolded on May 18, 2021, when the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published the 2022-2024 DTS Plans proposed by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and …

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