President Biden Issues Executive Directive on Housing Discrimination

President Biden Issues Executive Directive on Housing Discrimination

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Attached, for your review and information, is an Executive Memorandum from President Biden to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, issued on January 26, 2021, directed at “Redressing Our Nation’s and Federal Government’s History of Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies.”

MHARR is currently analyzing this Memorandum for potential benefits and uses that it may have with respect to mainstream, affordable manufactured housing. This analysis will focus largely, but not exclusively, on two of the most urgent issues affecting the industry – i.e., discriminatory and exclusionary zoning and placement edicts, and the availability of consumer financing.  Despite the existence of two good laws directly on point, (i.e., the “enhanced federal preemption” provision of the 2000 reform law and the Duty to Serve Underserved Markets) these matters have prevented the industry from reaching its full potential to serve lower and moderate-income homebuyers, many of whom have been the victims of discriminatory housing policies and practices as addressed by President Biden’s directive. As part of its analysis, MHARR will also seek further and additional means, based on this new directive and policy direction, to promote and advance greater federal support for the availability and utilization of HUD Code homes in communities across the nation.

MHARR will complete this analysis over the coming days and will provide further information to the entire industry very soon.

Attached pdf

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Memorandum-on-Redressing-Our-Nations-and-the-Federal-Governments-History-of-Discriminatory-Housing-Practices-and-Policies-_-The-White-House.pdf

Attached, for your review and information, is an Executive Memorandum from President Biden to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, issued on January 26, 2021, directed at “Redressing Our Nation’s and Federal Government’s History of Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies.”

MHARR is currently analyzing this Memorandum for potential benefits and uses that it may have with respect to mainstream, affordable manufactured housing. This analysis will focus largely, but not exclusively, on two of the most urgent issues affecting the industry – i.e., discriminatory and exclusionary zoning and placement edicts, and the availability of consumer financing.  Despite the existence of two good laws directly on point, (i.e., the “enhanced federal preemption” provision of the 2000 reform law and the Duty to Serve Underserved Markets) these matters have prevented the industry from reaching its full potential to serve lower and moderate-income homebuyers, many of whom have been the victims of discriminatory housing policies and practices as addressed by President Biden’s directive. As part of its analysis, MHARR will also seek further and additional means, based on this new directive and policy direction, to promote and advance greater federal support for the availability and utilization of HUD Code homes in communities across the nation.

MHARR will complete this analysis over the coming days and will provide further information to the entire industry very soon.

Attached pdf

pdf-images.-2jpg
Memorandum-on-Redressing-Our-Nations-and-the-Federal-Governments-History-of-Discriminatory-Housing-Practices-and-Policies-_-The-White-House.pdf

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