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MHARR Washington Updates

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 …

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MHARR Issues & Perspectives

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 …

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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 …

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MHARR Issues & Perspectives

“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. …

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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 …

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HUD Code Production Decline Continues

Washington, D.C., July 3, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the …

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MHARR Cautions Congress on Two Unnecessary And Damaging Manufactured Home Bills

Washington, D.C., July 1, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in a June 26, 2019 communication to both houses of Congress …

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White House Announces Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers To Affordable Housing

MHARR participated in a conference call on June 25, 2019, conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), during which White House …

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Unnecessary/Damaging Bills Introduced in Congress

MHARR, based on numerous inquiries from industry members, has conducted a study and investigation of parallel bills introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives, …

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MHARR Reiterates Call for DTS Investigation

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in a June 13, 2019 communication to Fannie Mae Vice President …

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“Time to Investigate Fannie And Freddie’s Mishandling Of DTS”

It’s been more than ten years since Congress enacted the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) and its “Duty to Serve Underserved Markets” (DTS) mandate.  …

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HUD Code Production Decline Continues But Moderates

Washington, D.C., June 3, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the …

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Brief History and Objectives of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR)

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) was established on July 3, 1985 as the “Association for Regulatory Reform” (ARR). The Association changed to …

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Major and Continuing MHARR Accomplishments for the HUD Code Manufactured Housing Industry and Consumers of Affordable Housing

Led the industry in securing the enactment of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000(2000 reform law), which mandates specific accountability-based program reforms for the …

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HUD Rescinds 2017 “Guidance” On Carport-Ready Homes

MAY 21, 2019 In one of its first substantive regulatory reform actions under Trump Administration Executive Orders (EO) 13771 and 13777, the U.S. Department of …

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MHARR Launches “Fighting Discriminatory Zoning Mandates” Manufactured Housing Project

Washington, D.C., May 15, 2019 – With manufactured housing producers, retailers and communities offering their best homes (and related consumer protection) ever, and in light …

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MHARR Testimony to Congress Seeks Increased SAA Funding and Corresponding Contractor Reductions

Washington, D.C., May 10, 2019 – With manufactured housing production levels heading downward again in 2019, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has …

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Assistant Secretary Brian Montgomery Removal of Obsolete and Superseded Guidance Documents Letter

Re:  Notice of Removal of Obsolete and Superseded Guidance Documents – Docket No. FR-6156-N-01 Dear Secretary Montgomery: As you know, the Manufactured Housing Association for …

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New, Revised, and Proposed Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Manufactured Homes

Ms. Sofie Miller U.S. Department of Energy Room 6A-013 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585 Re: Proposed Procedures …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Continues, May Updates

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the …

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