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MHCC Subcommittee Advances MHARR Regulatory Reform Proposals

The General Subcommittee of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), during marathon conference calls on July 24 and July 30, 2019, has advanced a number of key HUD manufactured housing program regulatory reform proposals submitted by MHARR in written comments to HUD on June 7, 2017, February 20, 2018 and April 25, 2018, and subsequently …

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Washington Update – MHARR September 19, 2018 – an Exclusive Report and Analysis

EXCLUSIVE REPORT AND ANALYSIS  IN THIS REPORT:                                                   SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 MHCC DELIVERS STRONG REBUKE TO HUD MHARR COMMENTS FURTHER OPPOSE DOE ENERGY RULE  MHCC REJECTS HUD ACTION ON MULTIPLE ISSUES The statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), meeting in Washington, D.C. from September 11-13, 2018, tackled a lengthy agenda of proposed items, including proposals derived …

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HUD Publishes Notice of Impending MHCC Meeting

As was referenced in MHARR’s July 26, 2018 memorandum concerning its recent meeting with HUD Assistant Secretary-Federal Housing Commissioner, Brian Montgomery, HUD has now published formal notice of an upcoming meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) in the July 31, 2018 edition of the Federal Register (see, copy attached). The meeting, scheduled to …

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“MHARR Leadership Continues to Produce Results for Industry”

MHARR, as an organization, has always been tasked with being a leader on the issues it addresses. Established by industry pioneers in 1985, MHARR was not designed, and was never intended to be, a status quo organization given to complacency, pulling punches, or “going along” with regulators, industry detractors, or anyone else. It was formed, …

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HUD Program Ramping-Up More MH Regulation

At a time when federal rulemaking has reached historically-low levels, reflecting the regulatory policies of the Trump Administration, the HUD manufactured housing program, under its current administrator, continues to churn out new and amended regulatory requirements at an aggressive pace. In addition to the pending “Interpretative Bulletin” for manufactured home foundations in freezing climates and …

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Actions and Abuses Of The Current HUD Manufactured Housing Program Administrator That Warrant Her Reassignment and Replacement

The current HUD manufactured housing program administrator, Pamela Danner – “parachuted” into that position on a career basis in violation of section 620(a)(1)(C) of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 -- has engaged in multiple actions and abuses over the course of her nearly four-year tenure that have needlessly, baselessly, and unnecessarily harmed the …

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HUD Code Industry Manufacturers, Retailers and Communities

MHARR has called on HUD Secretary, Dr. Benjamin Carson, to withdraw – pending further review and follow-up action – a proposed “Interpretive Bulletin” (IB) concerning “frost-free” and frost-protected manufactured housing foundations in freezing climates, issued by the HUD manufactured housing program on June 23, 2017. Citing the regulatory “freeze” order issued by the Trump Administration …

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HUD Power-Grab – “Frost-Free” Interpretive Bulletin

The HUD manufactured housing program, on June 21, 2017, published a proposed “Interpretive Bulletin” (IB) in the Federal Register (copy attached) that would effectively change the substance of the current federal installation standards (24 C.F.R. 3285.312(b)) for “frost-free or “frost-protected” manufactured housing foundations used in “freezing  climates.” This proposal, which MHARR has explained and detailed …

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EPA Publishes Final Formaldehyde Rule for Composite Wood Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – after an extended delay -- has published its final rule to regulate formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products in the December 12, 2016 edition of the Federal Register (see, copy attached).  The publication of this final rule (previously released by EPA on a pre-publication basis in July 2016), represents …

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