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MHARR Calls for Withdrawal of HUD “Frost-Free” IB

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Washington, D.C., August 17, 2017 – In written comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on August 17, 2017 (copy attached), the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has called on the Department to withdraw a proposed “Interpretative Bulletin” (IB) concerning “frost-free” manufactured home foundations, which violates multiple provisions of the National Manufactured …

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Actions and Abuses Of The Current HUD Manufactured Housing Program Administrator That Warrant Her Reassignment and Replacement

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The current HUD manufactured housing program administrator, Pamela Danner – “parachuted” into that position on a career basis in violation of section 620(a)(1)(C) of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 — has engaged in multiple actions and abuses over the course of her nearly four-year tenure that have needlessly, baselessly, and unnecessarily harmed the …

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Re-Assignment And Replacement Of Current HUD Manufactured Housing Program Administrator

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Attached for your review and information are two self-explanatory communications sent by MHARR to HUD on July 27, 2017 regarding the HUD manufactured housing program and, specifically, the re-assignment and replacement of the current program Administrator, Pamela Danner. These communications were sent to Ms. Maren Kasper, the White House liaison to HUD, questioning Ms. Danner’s latest …

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MHARR to DOE: Reject Or Withdraw Baseless And Scandalous Manufactured Housing Proposed “Energy” Rule

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Washington, D.C., July 17, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has called on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to either reject or withdraw its June 17, 2016 proposed “energy efficiency” rule for manufactured homes, pursuant to Executive Orders issued by the Trump Administration which seek to “alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens …

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MHARR Duty to Serve Comments Expose True Story Of GSE’S Resistance To Secondary Market Support For HUD Code Homes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Washington, D.C., July 11, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed written comments with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the federal regulator of the two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – addressing the Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) “implementation” plans filed by the …

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HUD Code Industry Manufacturers, Retailers and Communities

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]MHARR has called on HUD Secretary, Dr. Benjamin Carson, to withdraw – pending further review and follow-up action – a proposed “Interpretive Bulletin” (IB) concerning “frost-free” and frost-protected manufactured housing foundations in freezing climates, issued by the HUD manufactured housing program on June 23, 2017. Citing the regulatory “freeze” order issued by the Trump Administration …

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HUD Power-Grab – “Frost-Free” Interpretive Bulletin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The HUD manufactured housing program, on June 21, 2017, published a proposed “Interpretive Bulletin” (IB) in the Federal Register (copy attached) that would effectively change the substance of the current federal installation standards (24 C.F.R. 3285.312(b)) for “frost-free or “frost-protected” manufactured housing foundations used in “freezing  climates.” This proposal, which MHARR has explained and detailed …

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EPA Publishes Final Formaldehyde Rule for Composite Wood Products

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – after an extended delay — has published its final rule to regulate formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products in the December 12, 2016 edition of the Federal Register (see, copy attached).  The publication of this final rule (previously released by EPA on a pre-publication basis in July 2016), represents …

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MHARR Seeks Repeal Of Discriminatory Formaldehyde Mandates

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Washington, D.C., May 18, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed written comments (copy attached) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking the repeal of discriminatory requirements imposed on federally-regulated producers of manufactured housing under EPA’s Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Wood Products rule, published on December 12, 2016.  MHARR’s written comments follow – …

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President Trump’s Regulatory Orders Moving Forward – HUD Invites Comments on Reducing Regulatory Burdens

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In a notice published in the Federal Register on May 15, 2017 (copy attached), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 13771 (“Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs”), issued by President Trump on January 30, 2017 and Executive Order 13777 (“Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda”), issued by …

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