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Special Interests Unwittingly Show Their Hand – Increasing Potential for Industry Legal Action

OCTOBER 25, 2021 IMPORTANT TO:                 HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERSFROM:           MHARR  RE:  DOE/ENERGY SPECIAL INTERESTS UNWITTINGLY SHOW THEIR HAND — INCREASING POTENTIAL FOR INDUSTRY LEGAL ACTION Notwithstanding action by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week to grant a comment deadline extension as sought by MHARR, the Association, as previously announced, has today …

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MHARR Succeeds in Getting Extension For Energy Rule Comments From DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in a notice issued on October 20, 2021 see, copy attached has granted an MHARR request for an extension of the deadline for the submission of written comments in connection with DOE’s August 26, 2021 Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPR) concerning manufactured housing energy conservation standards. The original …

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MHARR Submits Third Comments On Proposed DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Standards

Attached, for your information, are further comments filed by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory (MHARR) on October 13, 2021 in connection with the federal Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee’s (MHCC) ongoing consideration of proposed manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on August 26, 2021. The MHCC has already …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Submits Second Comments on Proposed DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Standards

Attached , for your information, are comments filed by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory (MHARR) on October 1, 2021 in connection with the federal Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee’s (MHCC) ongoing consideration of proposed manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in the Federal Register on August 26, 2021. …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Challenges Misleading Washington Post Article – Seek Correction

MHARR CHALLENGES MISLEADING WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE – SEEKS CORRECTION Washington, D.C., September 27, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in a September 22, 2021 communication, has admonished the author and publisher of a misleading September 9, 2021 article regarding manufactured housing see, copies attached , and has called for the publication …

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MHARR Memo to Manufactured Home Producers, Retailers, Communities – Initial Comments On Proposed DOE Manufactured Housing “Energy” Standards

Attached, for your information, are initial comments submitted by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) to the federal Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) in connection with the MHCC’s upcoming September 23, 2021 meeting to consider – and provide comments on – the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposed “energy conservation” standards for …

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DOE Takes Next Step Toward Drastic and Costly Manufactured Housing Energy Standards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), on August 26, 2021, formally published its “Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” for manufactured housing energy standards in the Federal Register see, see, copy attached. As has repeatedly been emphasized by MHARR, the proposed DOE standards would impose extreme and costly new energy mandates on manufactured homes, based – …

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MHARR Urges Hud and FHFA To Address Zoning and Consumer Financing Under Their New Agreement

Attached, for your information and follow-up, is a copy of a communication from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Acting Director, Sandra Thompson, regarding the important agreement between the two agencies announced on Friday, August 13, 2021 (see copy attached). The Memorandum …

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DOE Proposes Baseless, Extreme and Discriminatory Energy Standards Targeting Manufactured Homes

Washington, D.C., August 16, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a “prepublication” version of its second round of proposed “energy conservation” standards for HUD Code manufactured homes. See, communication attached. Publication of the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register will follow. Earlier proposed DOE manufactured housing energy standards, …

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MHARR Comments on DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Rule Focus on Excessive Costs and Market Exclusion

Washington, D.C., August 4, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in written comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) see, copy attached, has stated that any DOE energy standards for manufactured housing must not result in excessive purchase price increases that would exclude millions of lower and moderate-income families …

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