MHARR Washington Updates

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MHARR Targets Fannie and Freddie Chattel Manufactured Home Lending Failure in DTS “Listening Session” Comments

VIA FEDERAL EXPRESSFederal Housing Finance AgencyDuty to Serve MarketsOffice of Housing and Community InvestmentsConstitution Center400 7th Street, S.W.Washington, D.C. 20710Re: July 18, 2023 FHFA Listening Session – Duty to Serve Underserved Markets – Manufactured Housing Market Dear Sir or Madam:The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). …

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MHARR Highlights Key Industry Issues in MEETING with HUD Assistant Secretary

MHARR HIGHLIGHTS KEY INDUSTRY ISSUESIN MEETING WITH HUD ASSISTANT SECRETARY MHARR Washington officials, on June 29, 2023, met with HUD Assistant Secretary and Federal Housing Commissioner, Julia Gordon. Ms. Gordon is the HUD appointed official with direct supervisory authority over both the federal manufactured housing program and Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-supported lending for manufactured home …

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“Draft” Legislation Raises Serious Questions – A Must Read Article

TO:   HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERSFROM: MHARRRE:   “DRAFT” LEGISLATION RAISES SERIOUS QUESTIONS – A MUST READ ARTICLE Attached for you review and information is a copy of a June 19, 2023 article published in MHProNews entitled “Trojan Horse-Looming Impact? Troubling Questions, History Raised on Potentially Deceptive ‘Bait and Switch’ Housing Legislation Poised to Harm …

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MHARR Washington Update – Fannie, Freddie And DTS Plus Latest Concerns On MHI Energy Litigation

MHARR WASHINGTON UPDATE The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of producers of manufactured housing REPORT AND ANALYSIS IN THIS REPORT:                                                                         JUNE 22, 2023 FANNIE AND FREDDIE RUNNING OUT OF EXCUSES ON DTS LATEST CONCERNS ABOUT MHI ENERGY LITIGATION MHARR PRESSES DTS …

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Despite DOE Delay Manufactured Housing Energy Standards Remain Unacceptable as Costs Continue to Increase

RE: DESPITE DOE DELAY ENERGY STANDARDS REMAINUNACCEPTABLE AS COSTS CONTINUE TO INCREASE  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a “pre-publication” notice of a final rule to extend the compliance date for its previously-announced “energy conservation” standards for manufactured homes. According to the notice, which was issued on May 19, 2023, but has not …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform MHARR – Issues and Perspectives HUD’s Failure on Zoning Equity Hurts Manufactured Housing Industry and Consumers

MHARR – ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES By Mark Weiss JUNE 2023 “HUD’s Failure on Zoning Equity Hurts Manufactured Housing Industry and Consumers” Since the publication of MHARR’s July 2022 White Paper, entitled “The Exploitation of Federal Housing Finance and Mortgage Funding Assistance Programs and Potential Solutions,” industry members have requested further explanation and expansion of the …

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Supreme Court Case Could Significantly Advance Manufactured Home Producers’ Interests in Nation’s Capital

MAY 2, 2023FROM: MHARRRE: SUPREME COURT CASE COULD SIGNIFICANTLY ADVANCE MH PRODUCERS’ INTERESTS IN NATION’S CAPITAL The United States Supreme Court has accepted for review later this year, a case that could significantly alter the landscape of federal regulatory law, including critical matters that directly impact the comprehensively federally-regulated manufactured housing industry. The case, Loper Bright Enterprises v. …

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MHARR Presses HUD for Specific Inclusion of HUD-Regulated Manufactured Housing in New Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule

Washington, D.C., April 24, 2023 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in comments filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on April 19, 2023 (see, copy attached), has called for the full inclusion of federally-regulated manufactured housing in the revised and updated proposed rule to Affirmatively Further Fair …

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Why Manufactured Home Industry Members Must Comment on the DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Rule to Demand its Delay and Withdrawal

APRIL 12, 2023 TO: HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERS FROM:           MHARR  RE:                 WHY INDUSTRY MEMBERS MUST COMMENT                       ON THE DOE MANUFACTURED HOUSING ENERGY                       RULE TO DEMAND ITS DELAY AND WITHDRAWAL As promised in its …

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DOE Delays Energy Rule – Manufactured Home Industry Must Now Demand Total Revocation of Destructive Regulation

DOE DELAYS ENERGY RULE – INDUSTRY MUST NOWDEMAND TOTAL REVOCATION OF  DESTRUCTIVE REGULATIONThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that its discriminatory and destructive “energy conservation” standards for HUD Code manufactured homes, slated to go into effect on May 31, 2023, will be delayed to an indefinite date in the future pending the development …

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