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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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HUD Issues Manufactured Housing Industry Wide AC Letter

The HUD Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) has issued a new industry wide Alternate Construction (AC) letter (see, copy attached). The letter, issued May 5, 2021, addresses the use and certification of swinging exterior passage doors (21-IW1-AC NEW). The new exterior swinging door AC – like previous industry-wide AC letters issued recently by HUD …

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MHARR to FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Stop the “Shell Game” with the HUD Code Manufactured Home Industry and American Homebuyers

STATEMENT OF MARK WEISS MARCH 25, 2021 ENTERPRISE HOUSING GOALS LISTENING SESSION My name is Mark Weiss, and I am President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). MHARR, based in Washington, D.C., represents independent producers of manufactured housing regulated under federal law by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban …

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“The Ultimate Battle Against Destructive Energy Regulation”

So, what could be worse than destructive, excessively costly federal manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards developed through a distorted and fundamentally tainted process at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)? The answer? Destructive and excessively costly manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards developed through two distorted and fundamentally tainted processes – one inside of DOE and …

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MHARR Statement on Marcia Fudge and on HUD Standards Implementation

TO:                 MHARR MANUFACTURERS                         HUD CODE INDUSTRY MANUFACTURERS  FROM:          MARK WEISSRE:                 SUBJECTS AS LISTED BELOW HUD EXTENDS IMPLEMENTATION DATE FOR “THIRD SET” OF STANDARDS As expected by MHARR, HUD has published a notice in the March 10, 2021 edition of the Federal Register copy attached, extending the implementation date for the so-called “Third Set” of …

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MHARR Calls for Mainstream Manufactured Home Loans to Be Included in Enterprise Housing Goals

Washington, D.C., March 1, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed comments copy attached with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) calling for the inclusion of mainstream manufactured home personal property or “chattel” loans — once again – within the Agency’s Enterprise Housing Goals (EHG) for mortgage giants Fannie Mae and …

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