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MHARR Calls for Congress to Pursue Oversight Hearings on Manufactured Housing Regulators

Attached for your review and information is a copy of a self-explanatory communication from MHARR to the incoming chairman of the House Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. The purpose of this communication is to seek – and begin setting the groundwork for – a congressional oversight hearing for the federal manufactured housing program and related …

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Statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) Recommends HUD Rejection of DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Rule

The statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), at the conclusion of its November 15-17, 2022 meeting in Washington, D.C., to further consider the “alignment” of the HUD Code Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards (FMHCSS) with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) final energy conservation standards for manufactured housing adopted on May 31, 2022, …

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MHARR Comments Oppose Incorporation of DOE Energy Standards Within the HUD Code

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed written comments (copy attached) with the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) opposing the incorporation or summary “alignment” of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards within the Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards (FMHCSS) maintained by the U.S. Department of Housing and …

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Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) Debates DOE Energy Standards

MHCC DEBATES DOE “ENERGY” STANDARDSOCTOBER 20, 2022 TO:                 MHARR MANUFACTURERS                          MHARR STATE AFFILIATES                      MHARR TECHNICAL REVIEW GROUP (TRG)FROM:           MHARRRE:                 MHCC DEBATES DOE “ENERGY” STANDARDS The statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) held the first of …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Provides October 2022 Meeting Insights with Senior HUD Officials

OCTOBER 6, 2022   TO:                 MHARR MANUFACTURERS                         MHARR STATE AFFILIATES                        MHARR TECHNICAL REVIEW GROUP (TRG)  FROM:           MARK WEISS  RE:                 MHARR MEETING WITH SENIOR HUD OFFICIALS MHARR Washington officials met with senior HUD executives regarding manufactured …

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Proposed Rule – Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards – Docket No. FR-6233-P-01; RIN 2502-AJ58

August 22, 2022 VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Office of General CounselRegulations DivisionU.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentRoom 10276451 7th Street, S.W.Washington, D.C. 20410-0500 Re:  Proposed Rule – Manufactured Housing Construction andSafety Standards – Docket No. FR-6233-P-01; RIN 2502-AJ58 Dear Sir or Madam: The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Association for …

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‘FHFA has Repeatedly Reported Material Misrepresentations to Congress’ ‘Breach of Responsibilities under HERA Relating to DTS’

August 15, 2022 VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Hon. Sandra ThompsonDirectorFederal Housing Finance AgencyConstitution Center400 7th Street, SWWashington, D.C. 20219 Re: Duty to Serve Listening Session – Manufactured Housing (July 11, 2022) Dear Ms. Thompson: The following written comments, corresponding with my verbal presentation at the July 11, 2022 Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) Listening Session …

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Ginnie Mae Seeks Input on FHA Title I Manufactured Housing Program and Egregious 10-10 Rule

Following an MHARR meeting with senior Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) officials on February 10, 2022 to address the near-collapse of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Title I manufactured housing program and the role of Ginnie Mae’s egregious “10-10” rule in leading to that collapse, Ginnie Mae has now issued a Request for Input …

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MHARR White Paper Exposes Public Relations Exploitation Notwithstanding Continuing Industry Failures

Washington, D.C., July 25, 2022 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has published a research White Paper (copy attached –attachment 1– attachment 2) which exposes a decades-long pattern of public relations exploitation — by the supposed representative of “all segments” of the manufactured housing industry — of laws and government benefit programs …

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HUD Publishes Proposed New Standards – Including Major Victory for the MH Industry and Consumers

HUD PUBLISHES PROPOSED NEW STANDARDS – INCLUDING MAJOR VICTORY FOR THE MH INDUSTRY AND CONSUMERS The HUD Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) has published an extensive set of proposed new construction and safety standards and regulations for federally-regulated manufactured housing. The HUD Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR), published in the July 19, 2022 edition …

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