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HUD Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) Meeting Exposes Looming Battle Over Energy Standards

Washington, D.C., June 14, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) held yet another marathon conference call meeting on June 10, 2021, to take final action on twenty proposed standards and regulatory revisions processed by its various subcommittees in late 2020. The Committee also received a supposed briefing from the U.S. Department of Energy …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Increases Substantially In April 2021

Washington, D.C., June 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 substantially in April 2021. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 9,244 homes …

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MHARR Issues Strong Warning Against Solar Energy Mandates for Manufactured Homes

Washington, D.C., May 26, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has issued a strong warning to a special interest group against any effort to seek solar energy mandates for federally-regulated manufactured homes. On May 4, 2021, the group – the “Clean Energy States Alliance” (CESA) – published a two-volume report specifically …

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MHARR Admonishes HUD Secretary for Omitting Manufactured Housing From List of Agency Accomplishments

Washington, D.C., May 20, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in a May 13, 2021 communication to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge see, Attachment 1, has admonished the Department and its leadership under the Biden Administration for failing to include or mention the advancement of inherently affordable, non-subsidized manufactured housing among various …

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The Latest Step in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s “Duty To Serve” Deception

The latest step in the ongoing deception that constitutes the supposed “implementation” of the Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) mandate of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), unfolded on May 18, 2021, when the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published the 2022-2024 DTS Plans proposed by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and …

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HUD Issues Manufactured Housing Industry Wide AC Letter

The HUD Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) has issued a new industry wide Alternate Construction (AC) letter (see, copy attached). The letter, issued May 5, 2021, addresses the use and certification of swinging exterior passage doors (21-IW1-AC NEW). The new exterior swinging door AC – like previous industry-wide AC letters issued recently by HUD …

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“FREDDIE MAC UNWITTINGLY PROVES ITS OWN FAILURE” MHARR — ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES — May 2021

By Mark WeissMAY 2021 “FREDDIE MAC UNWITTINGLY PROVES ITS OWN FAILURE” Remember Inspector Renault in the classic film “Casablanca,” who was “shocked, shocked” to find gambling going on at Rick’s? Well, we now have something similar with mortgage giant Freddie Mac. After doing virtually nothing — along with its cohort Fannie Mae — for a …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Increases in March 2021

Washington, D.C., May 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 March 2021. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 10,008 homes in …

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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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