Manufactured Home Production Decline in August 2020 Mirrors Unresolved Post-Production Failures

Manufactured Home Production Decline in August 2020 Mirrors Unresolved Post-Production Failures

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Washington, D.C., October 5, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HUD Code manufactured housing industry year-over-year production declined in August 2020. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,933 homes in August 2020, an 8.2% decrease from the 8,646 new HUD Code homes produced during August 2019. Cumulative 2020 production at the end of August 2020, now stands at 61,583 homes as compared with 62,463 homes produced over the same period in 2019, a decrease of 1.4%. 

A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states from the beginning of the industry production rebound in August 2011 through August 2020  — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2020) and prior year (2019) shipments per category as indicated — are:

 

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The August 2020 production data moves North Carolina ahead of Alabama in the cumulative top-ten list.

With 2020 cumulative industry production heading into the fourth quarter currently down 1.4% from 2019 – which itself was down 2.0% from 2018 – it is evident that unlike other segments of the housing industry, which have experienced a strong rebound from lower sales tied to COVID-19 lockdowns and other factors, manufactured housing production and shipments continue to be plagued by persistent post-production issues which the industry has failed to resolve.

Despite industry manufacturers producing their best, most modern and most affordable homes ever, zoning and placement discrimination, as well as baseless constraints on the availability and competitiveness of consumer financing, have kept sales of mainstream HUD Code homes at artificially suppressed levels.  MHARR thus continues to believe and maintain that unless and until these continuing post-production failures are confronted and resolved, the industry’s recovery as an unparalleled affordable housing resource for lower and moderate-income American families will continue to needlessly lag.

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing.

Washington, D.C., October 5, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HUD Code manufactured housing industry year-over-year production declined in August 2020. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,933 homes in August 2020, an 8.2% decrease from the 8,646 new HUD Code homes produced during August 2019. Cumulative 2020 production at the end of August 2020, now stands at 61,583 homes as compared with 62,463 homes produced over the same period in 2019, a decrease of 1.4%. 

A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states from the beginning of the industry production rebound in August 2011 through August 2020  — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2020) and prior year (2019) shipments per category as indicated — are:

 

Manufactured Home Production Decline in August 2020 Mirrors Unresolved Post-Production Failures-2020-10-05_19-40-25

The August 2020 production data moves North Carolina ahead of Alabama in the cumulative top-ten list.

With 2020 cumulative industry production heading into the fourth quarter currently down 1.4% from 2019 – which itself was down 2.0% from 2018 – it is evident that unlike other segments of the housing industry, which have experienced a strong rebound from lower sales tied to COVID-19 lockdowns and other factors, manufactured housing production and shipments continue to be plagued by persistent post-production issues which the industry has failed to resolve.

Despite industry manufacturers producing their best, most modern and most affordable homes ever, zoning and placement discrimination, as well as baseless constraints on the availability and competitiveness of consumer financing, have kept sales of mainstream HUD Code homes at artificially suppressed levels.  MHARR thus continues to believe and maintain that unless and until these continuing post-production failures are confronted and resolved, the industry’s recovery as an unparalleled affordable housing resource for lower and moderate-income American families will continue to needlessly lag.

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing.

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