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Lies, Damned Lies and DOE’s Energy Rule

MHARR – ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVESBY MARK WEISS MARCH 2022 “Lies, Damned Lies and DOE’s ‘Energy’ Rule” Well, the various comment periods for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) egregious manufactured housing “energy conservation standards” rule have now ended. In their wake, the record is littered with the predictably disingenuous droppings of its obsequious cheerleaders. Their comments, …

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Court Denies Government Request to Stay Injunction Against Manufactured Housing Energy Rule

Attached for your information and review is a copy of an order entered on March 9, 2022 by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Louisiana v. Biden, Case No. 2:21-CV-01074, denying a request by the federal government for a stay pending appeal of an injunction entered by the Court on …

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‘MHI Does Not Represent the Entire Manufactured Housing “Industry”’ – MHARR Rebukes Manufactured Housing Institute Comments in Federal Response

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed supplemental comments with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its rulemaking docket for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) concerning proposed manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards. MHARR’s supplemental comments copy attached, filed on March 4, 2022, correct and clarify inaccurate and presumptive characterizations contained …

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MHARR Asserts New Arguments for Withdrawal of Manufactured Housing DOE Energy Rule

Washington, D.C., March 1, 2022 – In its continuing effort to oppose the unnecessary and costly manufactured housing energy standards rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed comments copy attached opposing the use of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) published by …

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MHARR Calls on DOE to Withdraw Energy Rule Based on Court Injunction

MHARR Calls on DOE to Withdraw Energy Rule Based on Court Injunction

Washington, D.C., February 22, 2022 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in a February 16, 2022 communication to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, copy attached has called on DOE to halt activity on its pending manufactured housing energy standards rule in accordance with a nationwide injunction issued by a federal …

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White House Initiates Engagement With MHARR

FEBRUARY 16, 2022 On the heels of its February 10, 2022 meeting with senior Ginnie Mae executives regarding manufactured home consumer financing and the destructive “10-10” rule, MHARR representatives met on February 14, 2022 with the Director for Housing Efficiency of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and related HUD officials connected with …

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MHARR Meets with Senior Ginnie Mae Executives to Seek Elimination of Destructive “10-10” Rule

MHARR representatives met with senior-level officials of the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), including Acting Executive Vice President Michael Drayne, on February 10, 2022. The meeting was arranged to address MHARR’s request to newly-confirmed Ginnie Mae President Alanna McCargo, to either repeal or reform the Ginnie Mae “10-10” rule for lender participation in the …

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MHARR Urges New Ginnie Mae President to Restore Support for – and Integrity of – Manufactured Home Consumer Lending

MHARR, in a January 10, 2022 communication to new Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) President, Alanna McCargo copy attached, has called on that organization to fully restore its statutory support for manufactured home consumer lending and thus re-establish the integrity and full-scale utilization of this government-insured home lending program. As industry members are aware, …

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FHFA Objects to Proposed 2022-2024 Manufactured Housing, Other Duty to Serve Plans

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), as the statutory regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the federal agency responsible for implementation of the Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) directive of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), announced on January 5, 2022, in a potentially significant action, that it has …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Communication with FHFA Director Nominee Sandra Thompson

Attached, for your information and review, is an MHARR communication to Ms. Sandra Thompson, President Biden’s nominee to become the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Ms. Thompson has been serving as FHFA Acting Director since June 2021, when she replaced Mark Calabria, who had been appointed to that position by President …

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