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MHARR Washington Update November 1, 2019- MHCC Being Undermined by HUD Manipulation, FHFA Shocker: GSEs “In Compliance” With Gutted DTS!

MHCC UNDERMINED BY ONGOING FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH LAW The statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) held its most recent in-person meeting in Washington, D.C. from October 29-31, 2019. While the Committee approved and recommended to HUD several potentially significant proposed regulatory reforms – including reforms proposed by and/or supported by MHARR – the MHCC, …

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FHFA Document Vindicates Long-Standing MHARR Position on FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC’S Failure to Implement DTS

Washington, D.C., October 28, 2019 – A “Request for Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Proposed Modifications to their 2018-2020 Duty to Serve Plans” (RFI) see, relevant excerpts of this document, attached, published by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on October 24, 2019, fully vindicates the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform’s (MHARR) longstanding …

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MHARR Comments Merit Careful Review, Support and Adoption

Washington, D.C., October 22, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has submitted detailed comments ( copies attached) to the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) in support of the Association’s proposals for the reform or elimination of ten abusive and/or excessive regulations or pseudo-regulations that have impaired the production of affordable HUD …

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President Trump’s Executive Orders Vindicate Longstanding MHARR Position

Washington, D.C., October 17, 2019 – President Trump has issued two new Executive Orders (EOs) copies attached designed to stop Executive Branch agency abuse of “guidance memoranda” and other similar unpublished documents that have not gone through notice and comment rulemaking or related due process procedures required by the federal Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and/or …

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MHARR Questions HUD Leadership, HUD/SAA Funding Disparities

More Questions and Confusion Surround HUD Program Leadership The HUD manufactured housing program conducted the latest in its ongoing series of regional State Administrative Agency (SAA) conferences on September 17-18, 2019 in Mobile, Alabama.  The most significant development at the meeting was the surprise announcement (not by HUD, but by the host State Administrative Agency) …

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MHARR SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 WASHINGTON UPDATE — AN EXCLUSIVE REPORT AND ANALYSIS

HUD’S CONTRACTING FAVORITISM CONTINUES HUD AND TREASURY RELEASE HOUSING FINANCE REFORM PLANS FHFA ANNOUNCES SECOND DTS ROAD SHOW – MORE OF THE SAME ZONING PROJECT RESPONSE ILLUSTRATES POST-PRODUCTION FLAWS MHARR OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES NEW WEBSITE HUD AWARDS DAPIA MONITORING CONTRACT TO 40-YEAR INCUMBENT MHARR has learned near press time that the new HUD monitoring contract for …

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Longstanding MHARR Effort to Fully Reform HUD Subpart I Regulations Continues to Advance

The Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee’s (MHCC) Regulatory Enforcement Subcommittee has approved and will now send to the full MHCC for consideration at its upcoming October 2019 in-person meeting, the most extensive proposed changes to HUD’s Subpart I regulations since they were last amended in 2013. Acting, in part, on a proposal submitted to HUD by …

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MHARR Cautions Congress on Two Unnecessary And Damaging Manufactured Home Bills

Washington, D.C., July 1, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in a June 26, 2019 communication to both houses of Congress (copies attached ), has called on legislators to take no action on pending proposed bills that are at best unnecessary and, at worst, harmful and damaging to both the mainstream …

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White House Announces Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers To Affordable Housing

MHARR participated in a conference call on June 25, 2019, conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), during which White House officials announced the impending issuance of an Executive Order (EO) to create a “White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing.” While the substance of the EO – …

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