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Latest Developments Concerning DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Standards Rule

Washington, D.C., May 16, 2022 – In its continuing effort to either block or substantially modify a destructive, unnecessary and unnecessarily costly U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) manufactured housing energy standards rule, which is in its final stages, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), has filed an Amicus Curiae or “Friend of the …

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DOE Resorts to Deception and Misdirection to Advance Its Flawed Energy Rule for Manufactured Housing

Washington, D.C., May 24, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in a reprehensible news release announcing the publication of its baseless and destructive energy standards for HUD Code manufactured homes (copy attached), resorts to deception and distortion in a futile attempt to rationalize a rule that will needlessly add thousands of dollars to …

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URGENT and IMPORTANT Notice to HUD Code Manufactured Housing Industry Members

 URGENT AND IMPORTANT  MAY 18, 2022TO: HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERSFROM: MHARR RE: DOE RELEASES FINAL MH ENERGY STANDARDS RULE Within two days of the Biden Administration’s widely-proclaimed announcement of various “administrative actions to ease the burden of housing costs,” the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the “pre-publication” version of a final …

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MHARR Files Supreme Court Brief to Reinstate Social Cost of Carbon Injunction

Washington, D.C., May 16, 2022 – In its continuing effort to either block or substantially modify a destructive, unnecessary and unnecessarily costly U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) manufactured housing energy standards rule, which is in its final stages, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), has filed an Amicus Curiae or “Friend of the …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Calls Out DOE Energy Standards Bait and Switch

Washington, D.C., May 9, 2022 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in a May 4, 2022 communication to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm copy attached , has called-out DOE’s duplicity in altering – after the conclusion of any opportunity for public comment – the fundamental nature and cost of …

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Second Duty to Serve Plans Rebuff Manufactured Home Chattel Support Once Again

Washington, D.C., April 28, 2022 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced its “non-objection” to – i.e., approval of – Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) 2022-2024 implementation plans submitted by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Without any meaningful explanation, the plans were …

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MHARR Provides White House Manufactured Housing Task Force With Roadmap to Eliminate Zoning Discrimination and Costly Regulation

Washington, D.C., April 27, 2022 – In a second set of written comments copy attached submitted to the White House Manufactured Housing Task Force (Task Force) in connection with a series of “Listening Sessions,” the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has called on the Task Force to recommend decisive action by the Biden …

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MHARR Calls on White House to Jump-Start Manufactured Home Consumer Financing

Washington, D.C., April 21, 2022 – In written comments copy attached and verbal testimony presented on April 20, 2022 to a “Listening Session” of the White House Manufactured Housing Task Force, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has called on the Biden Administration to jump-start the process to provide federal government support for the …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Engagement with White House Expands

Following-up on a February 14, 2022 meeting with the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) Director for Housing Efficiency see, memorandum attached, MHARR has been invited to participate in an April 20, 2022 “listening session” being conducted by CEQ’s federal Manufactured Housing Task Force. The “listening session” will include multiple federal agencies connected with …

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States Seek to Reimpose SCC Injunction as DOE Accelerates MH Energy Standards Rule

APRIL 7, 2022RE: STATES SEEK TO REIMPOSE SCC INJUNCTION AS DOE ACCELERATES MH ENERGY STANDARDS RULE The ten states that obtained a nationwide federal district court injunction against the utilization of the “Social Cost of Carbon” (SCC) metric in connection with federal rulemaking proceedings – including the pending U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rulemaking for …

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