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MHARR History and the FUTURE Of The HUD Code Industry

MAY 20, 2024TO: HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERSFROM: MHARRRE: MHARR HISTORY AND THE FUTURE OF THE HUD CODE INDUSTRY The attached materials – a brief history of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) and a summary of its accomplishments on behalf of the manufactured housing industry – are self-explanatory. They illustrate, in …

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Bottlenecks Suppressing Manufactured Housing Industry Continue Unabated

BOTTLENECKS SUPPRESSING MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY CONTINUE UNABATED  Washington, D.C., May 2, 2024 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in May 1, 2024 communications to both Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Sandra L. Thompson and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman (copies attached), has called for specific …

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Department of Energy (DOE) Manufactured Housing Energy Rule Litigation – Report and Update

 DOE ENERGY RULE LITIGATION – REPORT AND UPDATE MHARR was present in Austin, Texas on April 24, 2024 for a U.S. District Court hearing regarding the pending industry legal challenge to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) May 2022 manufactured housing energy standards rule. The hearing, before Senior U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra, focused …

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HUD and FHFA Trumpet “Show” Spending While Avoiding Real Solutions”

Washington, D.C., March 8, 2024 – Recent announcements by federal agencies are touting millions of dollars in spending on affordable housing, including some nominally targeted at HUD Code manufactured homes. Yet, as the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has consistently pointed out – and documented, both in its July 2022 White Paper on …

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Persistent Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Efforts Pay Dividends on Reforming Destructive Ginnie Mae Rule

PERSISTENT MHARR EFFORTS PAY DIVIDENDS ON REFORMING DESTRUCTIVE GINNIE MAE RULE Washington, D.C., March 5, 2024 – Persistent efforts by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) to reform the draconian “10-10” rule imposed by Ginnie Mae in 2010 to limit lender eligibility under the Federal Housing Administration’s Title I manufactured home federal loan …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Continues to Expose Principal Bottlenecks Suppressing Manufactured Housing

MHARR CONTINUES TO EXPOSE PRINCIPAL BOTTLENECK SUPPRESSING MANUFACTURED HOUSING  Washington, D.C., March 1, 2024 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has published a talking points paper (copy attached) explaining and highlighting the three main bottlenecks that are suppressing the production, marketing and sales of affordable, mainstream manufactured homes. Two of these bottlenecks have …

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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 Committee, …

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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 SUBMISSION Hon. Jennifer M. Granholm Secretary U.S. Department of Energy 1000 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). …

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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. …

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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 …

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