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Biden Administration Regulatory Executive Orders

The Biden Administration, as expected, has issued a flurry of executive orders (EOs) and related directives in its first hours, including several pertaining to federal regulatory matters that will have both direct and indirect impacts on the regulation of HUD Code manufactured housing. While MHARR is in the process of developing a comprehensive analysis of …

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MHARR Seeks to Keep HUD Zoning Study on Track

Washington, D.C., January 19, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed comments attached with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) seeking to ensure that a pending HUD study of state and local regulatory barriers to the use and placement of “factory-built” structures is – as it should be — properly focused on …

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HUD Issues New and Revised Manufactured Housing Standards While Dodging Regulatory Reform

Washington, D.C., January 14, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published, as a final rule, the so-called “third set” of new and revised Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards recommended by the statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). While these standards, which were generally supported by MHARR in written comments filed …

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Twenty-Year MHARR Effort to Increase State Funding Takes Another Step Forward

Washington, D.C., January 12, 2021 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in comments filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) copy attached on January 11, 2021, has called on the HUD Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) to significantly increase funding for State Administrative Agencies (SAAs) that partner …

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Manufactured Housing Industry Production up in November 2020

Manufactured Housing Industry Production Increases Slightly in November 2020 Washington, D.C., January 4, 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 rose slightly in November 2020. Just-released …

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HUD Issues Two Manufactured Home Industry-Wide AC Letters

The HUD Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) has issued two-industry wide Alternate Construction (AC) letters copies attached. The AC letters, issued December 16, 2020, extend the applicable time period of a previously-published AC concerning certain windows (20-IW1-AC), and address the use of certain circuit breakers for water heaters (20-IW2-AC). The window AC extends the …

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Manufactured Housing Industry Production Declines in October 2020

Washington, D.C., December 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 decreased in October 2020. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 9,035 homes in …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform November 20, 2020 Washington Update — An Exclusive Report and Analysis

REPORT AND ANALYSISIN THIS REPORT:                                            NOVEMBER 20, 2020 MHARR BOARD SHARPENS FOCUS ON POST-PRODUCTION ISSUES FHFA DTS “COMPLIANCE” REPORT SHOWS CONTINUING DECEPTION HUD WASTES FOUR YEARS WITHOUT MAJOR PROGRAM REFORMS PROPOSED FHFA “NEW PRODUCTS” RULE MORE OF THE SAME FOR DTS AFTER TWENTY YEARS HUD UPDATES RULE ON STATE PAYMENTS MHCC SUBCOMMITTEES CONSIDER NEW …

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MHARR Persistence Pays Off – FHFA Admits Reality: Fannie and Freddie Not Serving Manufactured Housing Under Duty To Serve

Washington, D.C., November 4, 2020 – As confirmed by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), a report recently submitted to Congress by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) — the federal regulator for mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – reveals, for the first time, how those entities have been certified by …

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Manufactured Home Production Records Modest Increases in September 2020

Washington, D.C., November 4, 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 increased in September 2020. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,143 homes in …

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