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MHARR Publishes White Paper Concerning Pending Manufactured Housing “Chassis” Legislation and Other Matters

MHARR POSITION PAPER AND PLAN OF ACTION ON TWO PENDING LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS REGARDING DELETION OF THE “PERMANENT CHASSIS” REQUIREMENT AND OTHER MATTERS RESEARCHED AND PREPARED BY THE MANUFACTURED HOUSING ASSOCIATION  FOR REGULATORY REFORMSEPTEMBER 2023 I.    INTRODUCTION A “discussion draft” of housing legislation circulated by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) as well as a stand-alone bill, H.R. …

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Double-Digit 2023 Manufactured Home Production Slide Continues

Washington, D.C., September 5, 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 July 2023. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 6,134 new homes …

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MHI Statement Provides Fannie and Freddie a Pass on DTS Chattel

Ever since Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) CEO, Lesli Gooch stated at a July 18, 2023 Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Duty to Serve (DTS) “Listening Session” that “The Duty to Serve statute does not require Fanny and Freddie to purchase [manufactured housing] personal property loans, but does say explicitly that they – quote – ‘may …

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Despite Steep Production Decline, Manufactured Housing Institute Gives Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac a Pass

Washington, D.C., August 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 June 2023. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,169 new …

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“The Duty to Serve — A Cruelly-Unfulfilled Promise and Mandate” MHARR – ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES AUGUST 2023 by Mark Weiss

MHARR – ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVESBy Mark WeissAUGUST 2023  “THE DUTY TO SERVE — A CRUELLY-UNFULFILLED PROMISE AND MANDATE” The June 2023 edition of “MHARR – Issues and Perspectives,” addressed one of the two major post-production factors – discriminatory and exclusionary zoning mandates — underlying both the HUD Code manufactured housing industry’s failure to achieve significantly …

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MHARR Targets Fannie and Freddie Chattel Manufactured Home Lending Failure in DTS “Listening Session” Comments

VIA FEDERAL EXPRESSFederal Housing Finance AgencyDuty to Serve MarketsOffice of Housing and Community InvestmentsConstitution Center400 7th Street, S.W.Washington, D.C. 20710Re: July 18, 2023 FHFA Listening Session – Duty to Serve Underserved Markets – Manufactured Housing Market Dear Sir or Madam:The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). …

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MHARR Highlights Key Industry Issues in MEETING with HUD Assistant Secretary

MHARR HIGHLIGHTS KEY INDUSTRY ISSUESIN MEETING WITH HUD ASSISTANT SECRETARY MHARR Washington officials, on June 29, 2023, met with HUD Assistant Secretary and Federal Housing Commissioner, Julia Gordon. Ms. Gordon is the HUD appointed official with direct supervisory authority over both the federal manufactured housing program and Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-supported lending for manufactured home …

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Alarming Year-Over-Year Manufactured Home Production Declines Continue

Washington, D.C., July 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 once again in May 2023. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced …

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“Draft” Legislation Raises Serious Questions – A Must Read Article

TO:   HUD CODE MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY MEMBERSFROM: MHARRRE:   “DRAFT” LEGISLATION RAISES SERIOUS QUESTIONS – A MUST READ ARTICLE Attached for you review and information is a copy of a June 19, 2023 article published in MHProNews entitled “Trojan Horse-Looming Impact? Troubling Questions, History Raised on Potentially Deceptive ‘Bait and Switch’ Housing Legislation Poised to Harm …

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MHARR Washington Update – Fannie, Freddie And DTS Plus Latest Concerns On MHI Energy Litigation

MHARR WASHINGTON UPDATE The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of producers of manufactured housing REPORT AND ANALYSIS IN THIS REPORT:                                                                         JUNE 22, 2023 FANNIE AND FREDDIE RUNNING OUT OF EXCUSES ON DTS LATEST CONCERNS ABOUT MHI ENERGY LITIGATION MHARR PRESSES DTS …

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