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Department of Energy (DOE) Publishes ‘Unacceptable’ Manufactured Housing Energy Rule Extension

DOE PUBLISHES UNACCEPTABLE ENERGY RULE EXTENSION The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a final rule in the May 30, 2023 edition of the Federal Register to extend the date for compliance with the manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards adopted on May 31, 2022. Under the final rule, manufacturers of single-section “Tier 1” homes …

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Despite DOE Delay Manufactured Housing Energy Standards Remain Unacceptable as Costs Continue to Increase

RE: DESPITE DOE DELAY ENERGY STANDARDS REMAINUNACCEPTABLE AS COSTS CONTINUE TO INCREASE  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a “pre-publication” notice of a final rule to extend the compliance date for its previously-announced “energy conservation” standards for manufactured homes. According to the notice, which was issued on May 19, 2023, but has not …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform MHARR – Issues and Perspectives HUD’s Failure on Zoning Equity Hurts Manufactured Housing Industry and Consumers

MHARR – ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES By Mark Weiss JUNE 2023 “HUD’s Failure on Zoning Equity Hurts Manufactured Housing Industry and Consumers” Since the publication of MHARR’s July 2022 White Paper, entitled “The Exploitation of Federal Housing Finance and Mortgage Funding Assistance Programs and Potential Solutions,” industry members have requested further explanation and expansion of the …

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Continuing Manufactured Home Production Decline Reflects Failure to Address and Correct Deepening Systemic Problems

Washington, D.C., May 3, 2023 – 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 has declined again in March 2023. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,646 …

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Supreme Court Case Could Significantly Advance Manufactured Home Producers’ Interests in Nation’s Capital

MAY 2, 2023FROM: MHARRRE: SUPREME COURT CASE COULD SIGNIFICANTLY ADVANCE MH PRODUCERS’ INTERESTS IN NATION’S CAPITAL The United States Supreme Court has accepted for review later this year, a case that could significantly alter the landscape of federal regulatory law, including critical matters that directly impact the comprehensively federally-regulated manufactured housing industry. The case, Loper Bright Enterprises v. …

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MHARR Presses HUD for Specific Inclusion of HUD-Regulated Manufactured Housing in New Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule

Washington, D.C., April 24, 2023 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in comments filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on April 19, 2023 (see, copy attached), has called for the full inclusion of federally-regulated manufactured housing in the revised and updated proposed rule to Affirmatively Further Fair …

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Why Manufactured Home Industry Members Must Comment on the DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Rule to Demand its Delay and Withdrawal

APRIL 12, 2023 TO: HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERS FROM:           MHARR  RE:                 WHY INDUSTRY MEMBERS MUST COMMENT                       ON THE DOE MANUFACTURED HOUSING ENERGY                       RULE TO DEMAND ITS DELAY AND WITHDRAWAL As promised in its …

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“More Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Outrages Coming for the Manufactured Home Industry and Consumers.”

APRIL 6, 2023 TO: HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERSFROM: MHARRRE:  APRIL 2023 MHARR ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES — A MUST READ Attached hereto is the April 2023 edition of MHARR Issues and Perspectives (IP), entitled “More DOE Energy Outrages Coming for the Industry and Consumers.” With recent activity by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) …

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Increasingly Concerning Manufactured Housing Production Decline Continues in February 2023

INCREASINGLY CONCERNING MH PRODUCTION DECLINE CONTINUES IN FEBRUARY 2023  Washington, D.C., April 3, 2023 – 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 sharply in February 2023. Just-released …

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DOE Delays Energy Rule – Manufactured Home Industry Must Now Demand Total Revocation of Destructive Regulation

DOE DELAYS ENERGY RULE – INDUSTRY MUST NOWDEMAND TOTAL REVOCATION OF  DESTRUCTIVE REGULATIONThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that its discriminatory and destructive “energy conservation” standards for HUD Code manufactured homes, slated to go into effect on May 31, 2023, will be delayed to an indefinite date in the future pending the development …

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