MHARR Washington Updates

Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) Votes to Reject Destructive Proposed DOE Energy Enforcement Rule

Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) Votes to Reject Destructive Proposed DOE Energy Enforcement Rule

  The statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) following a two-day teleconference meeting, voted on February 16, 2024 – as urged by MHARR — to reject the proposed manufactured housing energy standards enforcement rule published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in the Federal Register on December 26, 2023. MHARR, in public remarks to the …

Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) Votes to Reject Destructive Proposed DOE Energy Enforcement Rule Read More »

ManufacturedHousingAssociationForRegulatoryReformMHARRcommentsCallForWithdrawalOfDestructiveDOEmanufacturedHousingEnergyEnforcementRuleLogo

Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Comments Call for Withdrawal of Destructive DOE Manufactured Housing “Energy” Enforcement Rule

January 24, 2024 VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS AND ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONHon. Jennifer M. Granholm SecretaryU.S. Department of Energy1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.Washington, D.C, 20585 Re: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Housing: Enforcement (EERE-2009-BT-BC-0021 Dear Secretary Granholm:The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). MHARR is a Washington, D.C.-based …

Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Comments Call for Withdrawal of Destructive DOE Manufactured Housing “Energy” Enforcement Rule Read More »

ManufacturedHousingAssociationForRegulatoryReformMHARR-PublishesWhitePaperConcerningPendingManufacturedHousingChassisLegislationAndOtherMatters

MHARR Publishes White Paper Concerning Pending Manufactured Housing “Chassis” Legislation and Other Matters

MHARR POSITION PAPER AND PLAN OF ACTION ON TWO PENDING LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS REGARDING DELETION OF THE “PERMANENT CHASSIS” REQUIREMENT AND OTHER MATTERS RESEARCHED AND PREPARED BY THE MANUFACTURED HOUSING ASSOCIATION  FOR REGULATORY REFORMSEPTEMBER 2023 I.    INTRODUCTION A “discussion draft” of housing legislation circulated by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) as well as a stand-alone bill, H.R. …

MHARR Publishes White Paper Concerning Pending Manufactured Housing “Chassis” Legislation and Other Matters Read More »

ManufacturedHousingInstituteLOGO-MHI-LOGO-statementProvidesFannieMaeFreddieMacLOGOsA.PassOnDutyToServeDTSchattelLoans

MHI Statement Provides Fannie and Freddie a Pass on DTS Chattel

Ever since Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) CEO, Lesli Gooch stated at a July 18, 2023 Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Duty to Serve (DTS) “Listening Session” that “The Duty to Serve statute does not require Fanny and Freddie to purchase [manufactured housing] personal property loans, but does say explicitly that they – quote – ‘may …

MHI Statement Provides Fannie and Freddie a Pass on DTS Chattel Read More »

ManufacturedHousingAssocForRegulatoryReformMHARRTargetsFannieMaeFreddieMacManufacturedHomeChattelLendingFailureFHFAListeningSessionLOGOs

MHARR Targets Fannie and Freddie Chattel Manufactured Home Lending Failure in DTS “Listening Session” Comments

VIA FEDERAL EXPRESSFederal Housing Finance AgencyDuty to Serve MarketsOffice of Housing and Community InvestmentsConstitution Center400 7th Street, S.W.Washington, D.C. 20710Re: July 18, 2023 FHFA Listening Session – Duty to Serve Underserved Markets – Manufactured Housing Market Dear Sir or Madam:The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). …

MHARR Targets Fannie and Freddie Chattel Manufactured Home Lending Failure in DTS “Listening Session” Comments Read More »

MHARR Highlights Key Industry Issues in MEETING with HUD Assistant Secretary

MHARR HIGHLIGHTS KEY INDUSTRY ISSUESIN MEETING WITH HUD ASSISTANT SECRETARY MHARR Washington officials, on June 29, 2023, met with HUD Assistant Secretary and Federal Housing Commissioner, Julia Gordon. Ms. Gordon is the HUD appointed official with direct supervisory authority over both the federal manufactured housing program and Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-supported lending for manufactured home …

MHARR Highlights Key Industry Issues in MEETING with HUD Assistant Secretary Read More »

DraftLegislationRaisesSeriousQuestionsA-MustReadArticleManufacturedHousingAssociationForRegulatoryReformMHARRLogo

“Draft” Legislation Raises Serious Questions – A Must Read Article

TO:   HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERSFROM: MHARRRE:   “DRAFT” LEGISLATION RAISES SERIOUS QUESTIONS – A MUST READ ARTICLE Attached for you review and information is a copy of a June 19, 2023 article published in MHProNews entitled “Trojan Horse-Looming Impact? Troubling Questions, History Raised on Potentially Deceptive ‘Bait and Switch’ Housing Legislation Poised to Harm …

“Draft” Legislation Raises Serious Questions – A Must Read Article Read More »

MHARR-WashingtonUpdateFannieFreddieAndDTSplusLatestConcernsOnMHIenergyLitigationManufacturedHousingAssocForRegulatoryReform-MHARRlogo

MHARR Washington Update – Fannie, Freddie And DTS Plus Latest Concerns On MHI Energy Litigation

MHARR WASHINGTON UPDATE The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of producers of manufactured housing REPORT AND ANALYSIS IN THIS REPORT:                                                                         JUNE 22, 2023 FANNIE AND FREDDIE RUNNING OUT OF EXCUSES ON DTS LATEST CONCERNS ABOUT MHI ENERGY LITIGATION MHARR PRESSES DTS …

MHARR Washington Update – Fannie, Freddie And DTS Plus Latest Concerns On MHI Energy Litigation Read More »

DespiteDOEdelayManufacturedHousingEnergyStandardsRemainUnacceptableAsCostsContinueToIncreaseManufacturedHousingAssocRegulatoryReformDOE-LOGOs

Despite DOE Delay Manufactured Housing Energy Standards Remain Unacceptable as Costs Continue to Increase

RE: DESPITE DOE DELAY ENERGY STANDARDS REMAINUNACCEPTABLE AS COSTS CONTINUE TO INCREASE  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a “pre-publication” notice of a final rule to extend the compliance date for its previously-announced “energy conservation” standards for manufactured homes. According to the notice, which was issued on May 19, 2023, but has not …

Despite DOE Delay Manufactured Housing Energy Standards Remain Unacceptable as Costs Continue to Increase Read More »

ManufacturedHousingAssociationForRegulatoryReformMHARR–IssuesAndPerspectivesHUDsFailureOnZoningEquityHurtsManufacturedHousingIndustryAndConsumersLogoImg

Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform MHARR – Issues and Perspectives HUD’s Failure on Zoning Equity Hurts Manufactured Housing Industry and Consumers

MHARR – ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES By Mark Weiss JUNE 2023 “HUD’s Failure on Zoning Equity Hurts Manufactured Housing Industry and Consumers” Since the publication of MHARR’s July 2022 White Paper, entitled “The Exploitation of Federal Housing Finance and Mortgage Funding Assistance Programs and Potential Solutions,” industry members have requested further explanation and expansion of the …

Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform MHARR – Issues and Perspectives HUD’s Failure on Zoning Equity Hurts Manufactured Housing Industry and Consumers Read More »

Scroll to Top