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January 2024 Manufactured Home Production Begins to Show Positive Movement

JANUARY 2024 PRODUCTION BEGINS TO SHOW POSITIVE MOVEMENT Washington, D.C., March 4, 2024 – 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 January 2024. Just-released statistics indicate …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Continues to Expose Principal Bottlenecks Suppressing Manufactured Housing

MHARR CONTINUES TO EXPOSE PRINCIPAL BOTTLENECK SUPPRESSING MANUFACTURED HOUSING  Washington, D.C., March 1, 2024 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has published a talking points paper (copy attached) explaining and highlighting the three main bottlenecks that are suppressing the production, marketing and sales of affordable, mainstream manufactured homes. Two of these bottlenecks have …

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Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) Votes to Reject Destructive Proposed DOE Energy Enforcement Rule

The statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) following a two-day teleconference meeting, voted on February 16, 2024 – as urged by MHARR — to reject the proposed manufactured housing energy standards enforcement rule published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in the Federal Register on December 26, 2023. MHARR, in public remarks to the Committee, …

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Drastic 2023 Manufactured Housing Production Decline Warrants Much Stronger Action

DRASTIC 2023 PRODUCTION DECLINE WARRANTS MUCH STRONGER ACTION Washington, D.C., February 5, 2024 – 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 again in December 2023. Just-released statistics …

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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Comments Call for Withdrawal of Destructive DOE Manufactured Housing “Energy” Enforcement Rule

January 24, 2024 VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS AND ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Hon. Jennifer M. Granholm Secretary U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C, 20585 Re: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Housing: Enforcement (EERE-2009-BT-BC-0021 Dear Secretary Granholm: The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). …

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Manufactured Housing Production Decline Persisted in November 2023, Says Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in January 2024 Report

PRODUCTION DECLINE PERSISTS IN NOVEMBER 2023 Washington, D.C., January 3, 2024 – 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 again in November 2023. Just-released statistics indicate that …

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‘Stunning and Unworkable’ – DOE’s Extreme Energy Enforcement Regulations Would Destroy Affordable Manufactured Homes

DECEMBER 12, 2023 TO: HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERS AND CONSUMERS FROM: MHARR RE:DOE’S EXTREME ENERGY ENFORCEMENT REGULATIONS WOULD DESTROY AFFORDABLE MANUFACTURED HOMES At a time when the entire nation and governments at all levels are desperately seeking to find ways and means to provide affordable housing for American homebuyers, the U.S Department of …

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MHARR NEWS ITEM – Manufactured Housing Industry PRODUCTION DECLINE CONTINUES IN OCTOBER 2023

PRODUCTION DECLINE CONTINUES IN OCTOBER 2023 Washington, D.C., December 4, 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 again in September 2023. Just-released statistics indicate that …

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MHARR – Issues and Perspectives by Mark Weiss November 2023 “What’s in A Name? — Everything”

By Mark WeissNOVEMBER 2023  “WHAT’S IN A NAME? — EVERYTHING” Shakespeare famously asked, “What’s in a name?” If Shakespeare had been a lawyer – especially a regulatory lawyer – he would not have bothered to ask. He would have known the answer. For a regulated industry, such as manufactured housing (and especially a federally regulated …

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Manufactured Housing Production Decline Persists in September 2023

Washington, D.C., November 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 again in September 2023. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,955 new …

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