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With HUD Regulators Stalling MHARR Presses Critical Manufactured Home Issues Up The Ladder

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2020 – In a Petition for Rulemaking to Secretary Carson and other senior HUD officials copy attached, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) breaks wide open the lack of any meaningful progress to date toward regulatory reform – as mandated by President Trump – within the HUD manufactured housing …

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COVID19 Continues to Suppress Manufactured Home Industry Production in May 2020

Washington, D.C., July 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), HUD Code manufactured housing industry year-over-year production fell in May 2020. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 6,647 homes in …

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Federal Regulator Issues New Proposed Capital Requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) — the federal regulator for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – has issued a proposed rule that would modify existing capital retention requirements for the federal mortgage giants. The proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2020 (at pp. 39274-39406), would establish an amended Regulatory …

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“An Unequaled Opportunity About to Go to Waste”

The latest issue of the quarterly publication of HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) – called “Evidence Matters” — has been released to great fanfare by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). Ostensibly, the fanfare arises from the fact that this “Winter/Spring” edition of “Evidence Matters” focuses on “Factory-Built Housing,” including manufactured homes. And, …

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Manufactured Home Industry Production Falls Amidst COVID-19 Closures

Washington, D.C., June 3, 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 fell in April 2020. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 6,639 homes in …

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Federal Guidance Adds Manufactured Home Retailers, Transporters, and Installers as Essential Workers as Sought by MHARR

The most recent update to the federal government’s guidance on “essential” workers for purposes of COVID-19 “Stay-at-Home” orders, issued by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on May 19, 2020 now specifically includes “workers … supporting the sale, transportation and installation of manufactured homes” (in addition to manufactured housing construction workers) see, copy …

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President Trump’s Regulatory Order Obliterates Excuses By HUD, FHFA, FANNIE MAE, FREDDIE MAC, GNMA AND DOE

Washington, D.C., May 20, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) – an industry group representing small businesses in the federally-regulated factory-built housing industry — reports that in his most recent Executive Order (EO) targeting regulatory reform within the federal government, President Trump has directed Executive Branch federal agencies to address and …

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MHARR Presses FHFA for Action to End Fannie’s and Freddie’s Duty to Serve Manufactured Housing Farce

Washington, D.C., May 14, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in a May 11, 2020 communication to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director, Mark Calabria copy attached, has called for an end to a decade-plus of stonewalling, stalling and misdirection by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac regarding the implementation of the …

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Letter on Nomination of Ms. Dana Wade to Serve as HUD Assistant Secretary

Dear Chairman Crapo and Ranking Member Brown: I am writing on behalf of the members of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) to voice our strong support for the nomination and confirmation of Ms. Dana Wade to serve as the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal …

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“A Red-Flag Warning for the Manufactured Home Industry and Consumers”

While Washington, D.C. and many, if not most, state capitals are currently fixated on the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences, other dynamics are afoot in the nation’s capital that will inevitably have a profound long-termimpact on the nation as a whole and on the federally-regulated manufactured housing industry. One such dynamic is the approaching …

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