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MHARR Submits Comments on Continuing Duty To Serve Manufactured Housing Implementation Failures

Washington, D.C., October 21, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed comments ( copy attached) regarding proposed revisions and a one-year (2021) extension period for Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) Implementation Plans previously filed by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In its comments, responding to a September …

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MHARR Exposes FHFA Duty to Serve Manufactured Housing Failures and Distortions to Congress

MHARR EXPOSES FHFA DTS FAILURES AND DISTORTIONS TO CONGRESS  Washington, D.C., October 16, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in verbal and written comments presented at an October 16, 2020 Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) “Listening Session” concerning implementation of the statutory Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) mandate (see, copy …

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Manufactured Home Production Decline in August 2020 Mirrors Unresolved Post-Production Failures

Washington, D.C., October 5, 2020 – 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 in August 2020. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,933 homes in …

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“Wasted Manufactured Housing Opportunities Mount As The Clock Ticks Down”

MHARR — ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES  By Mark Weiss At press time for this article, just four weeks remain before the November 3, 2020 presidential election. The election itself, as illustrated during the September 29, 2020 “debate,” presents a stark contrast for voters, and its outcome will produce equally stark policy contrasts for the manufactured housing …

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MHARR September 21, 2020 WASHINGTON UPDATE — an EXCLUSIVE Manufactured Housing Report and Analysis

MHARR EXPOSES FANNIE AND FREDDIE DECEPTION OF REGULATORS CONGRESS AND TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ON DTS MHARR, in a critical new dialogue with senior Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) officials has demonstrated, with specific facts, information and key relevant numbers, how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have diverted and undermined the implementation of the Duty to Serve …

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“Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Have Learned Nothing From Their Subprime Debacle”

For the vast majority of lower and moderate-income Americans seeking to enter the housing market via the most direct and affordable means – i.e., through the purchase of a mainstream, inherently affordable HUD Code manufactured home – the Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) mandate, enacted by Congress twelve year ago as part of the …

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Manufactured Home Industry Production Increases in July 2020

Washington, D.C., September 3, 2020 – 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 showed a moderate increase in July 2020. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced …

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MHARR Comments To FHFA Seek Full Compliance With “DUTY TO SERVE” Mandate

Washington, D.C., August 27, 2020 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed comments ( attached) on a proposed Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rule concerning regulatory capital requirements for the two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on June 30, …

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Manufactured Housing Industry Production Declines Slightly in June 2020

Washington, D.C., August 10, 2020 – 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 fell slightly in June 2020. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,568 homes …

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With HUD Regulators Stalling MHARR Presses Critical Manufactured Home Issues Up The Ladder

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2020 – In a Petition for Rulemaking to Secretary Carson and other senior HUD officials copy attached, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) breaks wide open the lack of any meaningful progress to date toward regulatory reform – as mandated by President Trump – within the HUD manufactured housing …

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