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Manufactured Housing Industry Gets Second Chance – Dana Wade Returning to HUD

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing on May 5, 2020 on the pending nomination of Ms. Dana Wade to become HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner. Ms. Wade was nominated by President Trump …

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HUD Guidance, MH Retail “Essential” Status, Park Models, More in Manufactured Housing Washington Update 4.22.2020

HUD Guidance, MH Retail “Essential” Status, Park Models, More in Manufactured Housing Washington Update 4.22.2020

MHARR REITERATES CALL TO RETRACT HUD “GUIDANCE” HUD MISAPPLIES TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS HOUSING DEEMED “ESSENTIAL” DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY MHARR SEEKS FEDERAL “ESSENTIAL” STATUS FOR MH RETAILERS    HUD ISSUES INDUSTRY-WIDE AC LETTER FOR WINDOWS HUD ADVANCES STUDY OF PARK MODEL EXEMPTION  MHARR CALLS FOR RETRACTION OF HUD SUB-REGULATORY “GUIDANCE” MHARR, in March 30, 2020 written …

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Designation Of “Essential” Industry Activity

Re:  Federal COVID-19 Response — Manufactured Housing Dear Secretary Carson and Director Krebs: I am writing as a follow-up to my attached letter of March 24, 2020 to Secretary Carson on behalf of the manufacturer-members of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) and the thousands of small businesses which constitute the traditional core …

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MHARR Comments on HUD Rule making Expand Into Regulatory Relief Issues

Washington, D.C., April 6, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in comments filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 30, 2020 (copy attached), has called on HUD to fully comply with Executive Orders issued by President Trump that are designed to offer broad regulatory relief …

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MHARR Communication to HUD Secretary Carson re: COVID19 Response

MARCH 24, 2020  TO:                 MHARR MANUFACTURERS  FROM:           MHARR  RE:                 MHARR COMMUNICATION TO SECRETARY CARSON Attached, for your information, is a copy of a self-explanatory MHARR letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson. This matter, and other aspects of the federal COVID-19 response, will be addressed in further detail as part of the MHARR Board of Directors …

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MHARR Continues to Press Two-Track Approach to Fight Discriminatory Zoning Laws

Washington, D.C., March 18, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in comments filed on March 16, 2020 with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) see copy attached , has once again called on HUD to address —  as part of the impending revision of its “Affirmatively Furthering Fair …

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White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing — Request for Information

The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). MHARR is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of producers of manufactured housing regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pursuant to the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards …

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MHARR Appeals HUD Stonewalling On MHCC FOIA

Washington, D.C., January 2, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has appealed (copy attached) a HUD decision refusing to disclose information related to the selection of members to serve on the vitally important Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). In a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed in January 2016, MHARR …

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MHARR Calls on FHFA To Join Increasing Demands For Congressional Oversight

Washington, D.C. December 2, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in public comments (see copy attached) delivered at a Washington, D.C. Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) “Listening Session” conducted by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), has called on FHFA to join the increasing demands for congressional oversight of the …

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Fannie Mae DTS Sham And Shell Game Continues

Washington, D.C., November 13, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has called on the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to reject proposed 2018-2020 Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) Plan modifications sought by Fannie Mae and for Congress to investigate the failure of both FHFA and the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) to …

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