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Manufactured Housing Production Rises in April 2024 per Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform

Washington, D.C., June 3, 2024 – 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 again in April 2024. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,971 new …

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MHARR History and the FUTURE Of The HUD Code Industry

MAY 20, 2024TO: HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERSFROM: MHARRRE: MHARR HISTORY AND THE FUTURE OF THE HUD CODE INDUSTRY The attached materials – a brief history of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) and a summary of its accomplishments on behalf of the manufactured housing industry – are self-explanatory. They illustrate, in …

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MHARR — Issues and Perspectives “Reality Versus Empty Posturing”

MHARR – ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES By Mark Weiss MAY 2024 “REALITY VERSUS EMPTY POSTURING” Henry David Thoreau, in the classic, “Walden,” lamented that “shams and delusions are esteemed for [the] soundest truths, while reality is fabulous.” He observed that if “men would steadily observe realities only” and “not allow themselves to be deluded,” life would …

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Manufactured Housing Production Increases in March 2024

MANUFACTURED HOUSING PRODUCTION INCREASES IN MARCH 2024   Washington, D.C., May 3, 2024 – 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 again in March 2024. Just-released statistics …

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Bottlenecks Suppressing Manufactured Housing Industry Continue Unabated

BOTTLENECKS SUPPRESSING MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY CONTINUE UNABATED  Washington, D.C., May 2, 2024 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in May 1, 2024 communications to both Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Sandra L. Thompson and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman (copies attached), has called for specific …

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Department of Energy (DOE) Manufactured Housing Energy Rule Litigation – Report and Update

 DOE ENERGY RULE LITIGATION – REPORT AND UPDATE MHARR was present in Austin, Texas on April 24, 2024 for a U.S. District Court hearing regarding the pending industry legal challenge to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) May 2022 manufactured housing energy standards rule. The hearing, before Senior U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra, focused …

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Manufactured Home Production Growth Continues in February 2024

PRODUCTION GROWTH CONTINUES IN FEBRUARY 2024  Washington, D.C., April 3, 2024 – 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 February 2024. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD …

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HUD and FHFA Trumpet “Show” Spending While Avoiding Real Solutions”

Washington, D.C., March 8, 2024 – Recent announcements by federal agencies are touting millions of dollars in spending on affordable housing, including some nominally targeted at HUD Code manufactured homes. Yet, as the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has consistently pointed out – and documented, both in its July 2022 White Paper on …

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Persistent Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Efforts Pay Dividends on Reforming Destructive Ginnie Mae Rule

PERSISTENT MHARR EFFORTS PAY DIVIDENDS ON REFORMING DESTRUCTIVE GINNIE MAE RULE Washington, D.C., March 5, 2024 – Persistent efforts by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) to reform the draconian “10-10” rule imposed by Ginnie Mae in 2010 to limit lender eligibility under the Federal Housing Administration’s Title I manufactured home federal loan …

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