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Exclusive Insights on Controversies – Interview with 25 Year Industry Leader, Mark Weiss, President & CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR)

Given the many industry controversies that often involve legal and regulatory issues, it seemed fitting to begin 2020 and this new decade with an in-depth interview with a true industry legal expert and cover ground that has never been previously published in any manufactured housing trade media. Mark Weiss, who is the President and CEO …

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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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HUD Code Production Increases in November 2019

Washington, D.C., January 6, 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), year-over-year HUD Code manufactured home production increased modestly in November 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,972 homes in …

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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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HUD Code Production Rises in October 2019

Washington, D.C., December 3, 2019 – 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), year-over-year HUD Code manufactured home production increased in October 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 9,415 homes in October …

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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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White House Council Requests Input on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

The White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing (Council), in a Request for Information (RFI) published in the November 22, 2019 Federal Register ( (see copy attached) ), has requested information and input from interested parties on “federal, state [and] local laws, regulations, land use requirements and administrative practices that artificially raise …

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MHARR Past Chairman Stresses Urgent Need For Full DTS Implementation

  Washington, D.C., November 20, 2019– The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in remarks delivered at the most recent Duty to Serve “Listening Session,” conducted by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in St. Louis, Missouri, has again called for significant, concrete action by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHFA to finally implement …

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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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HUD Code Production Increases In September 2019

Washington, D.C., November 4, 2019 – 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), year-over-year HUD Code manufactured home production increased in September 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,034 homes in September …

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