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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform Tightens the Screws on Ginnie Mae’s “10-10” FHA Title 1 Policy

Washington, D.C., September 22, 2022 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in written comments filed on September 21, 2022, has once again called on the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) to withdraw and “substantially modify” the “10-10” “approved issuer” qualification policy that has decimated the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Title I …

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Higher HUD Code Manufactured Housing Production in July 2022

Washington, D.C., September 6, 2022 – 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 July 2022. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,050 homes in …

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Proposed Rule – Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards – Docket No. FR-6233-P-01; RIN 2502-AJ58

August 22, 2022 VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Office of General CounselRegulations DivisionU.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentRoom 10276451 7th Street, S.W.Washington, D.C. 20410-0500 Re:  Proposed Rule – Manufactured Housing Construction andSafety Standards – Docket No. FR-6233-P-01; RIN 2502-AJ58 Dear Sir or Madam: The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Association for …

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‘FHFA has Repeatedly Reported Material Misrepresentations to Congress’ ‘Breach of Responsibilities under HERA Relating to DTS’

August 15, 2022 VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Hon. Sandra ThompsonDirectorFederal Housing Finance AgencyConstitution Center400 7th Street, SWWashington, D.C. 20219 Re: Duty to Serve Listening Session – Manufactured Housing (July 11, 2022) Dear Ms. Thompson: The following written comments, corresponding with my verbal presentation at the July 11, 2022 Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) Listening Session …

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August 2022 MHARR Issues and Perspectives – “WHY THE DOE ENERGY RULE SHOULD BE DOA”

AUGUST 2022 “WHY THE DOE ENERGY RULE SHOULD BE DOA” On May 31, 2022, the fifteen-year battle over U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) “energy conservation” standards for HUD Code manufactured homes came to a head as DOE published its final standards with full implementation scheduled for May 31, 2023. Not to put too fine a …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Increases In June 2022

Washington, D.C., August 3, 2022 – 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 June 2022. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 11,373 homes in …

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Ginnie Mae Seeks Input on FHA Title I Manufactured Housing Program and Egregious 10-10 Rule

Following an MHARR meeting with senior Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) officials on February 10, 2022 to address the near-collapse of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Title I manufactured housing program and the role of Ginnie Mae’s egregious “10-10” rule in leading to that collapse, Ginnie Mae has now issued a Request for Input …

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MHARR White Paper Exposes Public Relations Exploitation Notwithstanding Continuing Industry Failures

Washington, D.C., July 25, 2022 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has published a research White Paper (copy attached –attachment 1– attachment 2) which exposes a decades-long pattern of public relations exploitation — by the supposed representative of “all segments” of the manufactured housing industry — of laws and government benefit programs …

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HUD Publishes Proposed New Standards – Including Major Victory for the MH Industry and Consumers

HUD PUBLISHES PROPOSED NEW STANDARDS – INCLUDING MAJOR VICTORY FOR THE MH INDUSTRY AND CONSUMERS The HUD Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) has published an extensive set of proposed new construction and safety standards and regulations for federally-regulated manufactured housing. The HUD Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR), published in the July 19, 2022 edition …

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MHARR Presents Comments at Federal Housing Finance Agency Duty To Serve “Listening Session”

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) provided comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) at a July 12, 2022 “Listening Session” regarding the 2022-2024 Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) plans filed by federal mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Enterprises). While FHFA sought to target the listening session toward manufactured …

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