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Duty To Serve “Final Rule” Continues To Fail Consumers And Industry – Time For Accountability

Washington, D.C., February 12, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in a February 6, 2018 communication to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee (copy attached), has called on Congress to intervene in order to ensure the proper, timely and robust implementation …

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HUD Code Production Rises Again in December 2017 As Annual Production Edges Closer To 100,000-Home Benchmark

Washington, D.C., February 6, 2018 – 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), year-over-year manufactured housing industry production grew once again during December 2017. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,245 homes in …

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MHARR Officials Meet with Hud Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson — Pledge Full Cooperation to Advance Reform Of HUD MH Program

Washington, D.C., January 30, 2018 – On January 29, 2018, a delegation of officials from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) met with HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson, to provide the Secretary with a first-hand opportunity to hear the concerns of smaller industry businesses regarding the operation of the federal manufactured housing program …

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MHARR’s Year-Long Effort With Trump Administration Poised To Pay Huge Benefits

MHARR efforts over the past year to halt and reverse the regulatory excesses of the HUD manufactured housing program based on the regulatory freeze order imposed on all federal agencies by the Trump Administration on January 20, 2017 and subsequent Trump Administration Executive Orders (EOs) – specifically EO 13771 “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” …

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“Diversion, Distraction or Destruction — And Time to Raise the Red Flag?”

According to recent press reports, nearly fifty percent (or more) of the HUD Code manufactured housing production market is currently held by one manufacturer, Clayton Homes, Inc. (Clayton), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation (BHC).  At the same time, at least thirty-five percent of the manufactured home consumer finance market (as acknowledged by BHC …

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HUD Delays Re-Solicitation of MH Monitoring Contract

As a follow-up to MHARR’s memorandum of January 9, 2018 regarding changes within the HUD manufactured housing program and its memorandum of November 28, 2017 regarding the re-solicitation of the HUD manufactured housing program monitoring contract, MHARR can now confirm that the monitoring contract re-solicitation – originally scheduled for December 29, 2017 as reported by …

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Manufactured Housing Production Up in November 2017

Washington, D.C., January 5, 2018 – 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), year-over-year manufactured housing industry production grew once again during November 2017. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,602 homes in …

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After Dithering Ten Years, FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Final DTS Plans Fail Consumers and Industry

Washington, D.C., January 5, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that after ten years of dithering, the final “Duty to Serve Underserved Markets” (DTS) plans filed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- approved by their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and publicly released on December 18, 2017 …

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Lawsuit Filed DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Standards, MHARR Response Letter

Re: Manufactured Housing Energy Standards Dear Secretary Perry: It has come to our attention that a lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (i.e., Sierra Club v. Perry, 1:17-cv-02700) seeking a judicial order to compel you, in your official capacity as Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE), to issue a …

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MHARR Supports Legislation to Advance Regulatory Reform

Washington, D.C., December 19, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has announced its support for legislation introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would enshrine in federal law the sweeping regulatory reforms implemented in recent Executive Orders issued by the Administration of President Donald J. Trump. …

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