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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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MHARR Presents Comments at Federal Housing Finance Agency Duty To Serve “Listening Session”

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) provided comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) at a July 12, 2022 “Listening Session” regarding the 2022-2024 Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) plans filed by federal mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Enterprises). While FHFA sought to target the listening session toward manufactured …

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Latest Developments Concerning DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Standards Rule

Washington, D.C., May 16, 2022 – In its continuing effort to either block or substantially modify a destructive, unnecessary and unnecessarily costly U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) manufactured housing energy standards rule, which is in its final stages, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), has filed an Amicus Curiae or “Friend of the …

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DOE Resorts to Deception and Misdirection to Advance Its Flawed Energy Rule for Manufactured Housing

Washington, D.C., May 24, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in a reprehensible news release announcing the publication of its baseless and destructive energy standards for HUD Code manufactured homes (copy attached), resorts to deception and distortion in a futile attempt to rationalize a rule that will needlessly add thousands of dollars to …

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URGENT and IMPORTANT Notice to HUD Code Manufactured Housing Industry Members

 URGENT AND IMPORTANT  MAY 18, 2022TO: HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERSFROM: MHARR RE: DOE RELEASES FINAL MH ENERGY STANDARDS RULE Within two days of the Biden Administration’s widely-proclaimed announcement of various “administrative actions to ease the burden of housing costs,” the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the “pre-publication” version of a final …

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MHARR Files Supreme Court Brief to Reinstate Social Cost of Carbon Injunction

Washington, D.C., May 16, 2022 – In its continuing effort to either block or substantially modify a destructive, unnecessary and unnecessarily costly U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) manufactured housing energy standards rule, which is in its final stages, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), has filed an Amicus Curiae or “Friend of the …

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