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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Declines Again in February 2021

Washington, D.C., April 5, 2021 – 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 again in February 2021. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,995 homes …

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MHARR to FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Stop the “Shell Game” with the HUD Code Manufactured Home Industry and American Homebuyers

STATEMENT OF MARK WEISS MARCH 25, 2021 ENTERPRISE HOUSING GOALS LISTENING SESSION My name is Mark Weiss, and I am President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). MHARR, based in Washington, D.C., represents independent producers of manufactured housing regulated under federal law by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban …

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“The Ultimate Battle Against Destructive Energy Regulation”

So, what could be worse than destructive, excessively costly federal manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards developed through a distorted and fundamentally tainted process at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)? The answer? Destructive and excessively costly manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards developed through two distorted and fundamentally tainted processes – one inside of DOE and …

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MHARR Statement on Marcia Fudge and on HUD Standards Implementation

TO:                 MHARR MANUFACTURERS                         HUD CODE INDUSTRY MANUFACTURERS  FROM:          MARK WEISSRE:                 SUBJECTS AS LISTED BELOW HUD EXTENDS IMPLEMENTATION DATE FOR “THIRD SET” OF STANDARDS As expected by MHARR, HUD has published a notice in the March 10, 2021 edition of the Federal Register copy attached, extending the implementation date for the so-called “Third Set” of …

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Manufactured Home Industry Production Declines Slightly in January 2021

Washington, D.C., March 3, 2021 – 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 slightly in January 2021. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,476 homes …

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MHARR Calls for Mainstream Manufactured Home Loans to Be Included in Enterprise Housing Goals

Washington, D.C., March 1, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed comments copy attached with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) calling for the inclusion of mainstream manufactured home personal property or “chattel” loans — once again – within the Agency’s Enterprise Housing Goals (EHG) for mortgage giants Fannie Mae and …

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“Zoning Exclusion — To Fight Or Switch?”

For those of us “senior” enough to remember cigarette commercials on television, an iconic brand, with a somewhat unusual advertising approach, was Tareyton cigarettes. Tareyton commercials featured “smokers” with phony black eyes, who supposedly preferred to “fight” rather than “switch” to some other cigarette brand. The idea, of course, was to promote brand loyalty. Unfortunately, …

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Manufactured Housing December 2020 Production & Shipment Data, Annual Total 2020 Manufactured Home Statistics

INDUSTRY PRODUCTION INCREASES IN DECEMBER 2020 Washington, D.C., February 3, 2021 – 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 increased in December 2020. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD …

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President Biden Issues Executive Directive on Housing Discrimination

Attached, for your review and information, is an Executive Memorandum from President Biden to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, issued on January 26, 2021, directed at “Redressing Our Nation’s and Federal Government’s History of Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies.” MHARR is currently analyzing this Memorandum for potential benefits and uses that it may …

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