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Stephanie Reid Raises Undocumented Immigrants Getting Ripped Off by Manufactured Home Communities Issue

  In a release to the Daily Business News on MHProNews today was a Q&A by Stephanie Reid.  Reid was “formerly on staff with the Senate Select Committee for Manufactured Homes,” said the GSMOEF – the GSMOEF, or the Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners Education Fund, which is affiliated with the …

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Jujitsu – Last Week Tonight John Oliver “Mobile Homes” Video Fact-Check Revelations

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Dictionary.com says, “Jujitsu definition, a method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by using the strength and weight of an adversary to disable him.” Ponder that, “using the strength and weight of an adversary” against them. Here’s more about jujitsu or jiujitsu: “use of an …

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Upcoming Special Opportunities Intelligence Reports, Plus Headwinds, Immediate MHC Independents Warning

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Businesses, organizations, and professions are based upon solving some need(s).  Keep that simple truth in mind. In the case of our industry, that need is for affordable housing, and/or for ‘fast homes.’  Manufactured homes are not instant, but compared to many other operations, HUD Code homes are quicker. This morning …

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“When Rules Don’t Apply” Docudrama Video, How Workers, Others Get Ripped Off By Giants Breaking Laws – Successful Case Spotlighted

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It is the Department of Justice, says the makers of this video, that put the theft of wages workers as 4x higher than the loss to property crimes. 4 times more lost wages to companies – white collar – than to those who steal, rob, vandalize, etc.? That’s the claim …

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Transformational! Old Mobile Home Park Redeveloping Into Small or ‘Tiny House’ Factory-Built Housing Project

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“Champion Homes, or Champion Home Builders, is a mobile and modular home manufacturing company that operates as a subsidiary of the Skyline Champion Corporation,” says Wikipedia. Among their operating brands is Silvercrest, located in Corona, CA 92880. Silvercrest is very much in the mix of what is occurring at the “Palm Canyon Mobile Club.” …

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HUD Lashed for Alleged Manufactured Housing Contract Miscues, Brian Montgomery, White House Notified of National Association Concerns

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Perhaps one of the more misunderstood issues that’s marched on for years in the manufactured housing industry is the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) federal monitoring contract. What makes it more important than most industry pros, housing advocates, or investors realize? HUD doesn’t directly monitor manufactured housing production …

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Historic Manufactured Housing Industry Decisions Were Made Here on 3.27.2019

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In a statement today to recapping what they are calling “Bold New Initiatives,” the Washington, D.C. based Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is taking aim at issues to get to some underlying challenges facing manufactured housing going that arise from post-production scenarios. MHARR and its members have kept …

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It’s Your Money, Future – Snapshot of Leading 2020 Democratic Contenders for Oval Office

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 We’ve curated tonight’s report from 3 different sources that cover the left-right media divide. It will be laced – of course – with our own Daily Business News on MHProNews manufactured home industry focused analysis. By way of disclosure, our plan for this campaign season is to do something different.  …

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Attraction Marketing, Appealing to More Cash, Good Credit Customers into Manufactured Homes

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  A new national non-producers, or post-production, trade association for manufactured housing should have as one goal to increase the appeal of manufactured homes to the mainstream housing consumer. The credit profile of existing or new conventional housing is routinely better than it is for manufactured homes.  Yet, once someone …

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Spreading City Ban on Individual Lot Placements Threatens Independently Owned Manufactured Home Communities, Retailers, Residents, and HUD Code Producers

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  Former volume retailer, community owner and Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) award winner Marty Lavin has referred to the HUD Code has a discrimination code. State association executive J.D. Harper has called the bias against manufactured housing and their residents an example of “economic racism.” It will be recalled that …

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Manufactured Housing – Easy as 1, 2, 3

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1, 2, 3. Protect. Educate. Promote. P.E.P. It’s just that easy. 1) Federal laws are already on the books and are favorable for manufactured home industry independents. Existing laws only have to be enforced. 2) Furthermore, federal laws prohibit the use of fear, restraint of trade, market or financing manipulation, …

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“Whatever It Takes,” Hard As Nails Men’s Conference, and Manufactured Housing

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On the day before a week-long manufactured home industry business trip, the top of my to-do list would not normally have included going to a men’s conference. But a retired-younger Army major and former law enforcement officer invited me to go, so that’s where some of these thoughts came from …

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Manufactured Housing Compromise? Carrots and Sticks, and Mutual Victories?

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The approach often deployed by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) and their industry acolytes is one of sounding reasonable. It’s also the voice of polite compromise. But unfortunately, it’s been demonstrated time and again to be ineffective. A recent example is the article linked below. Urgency Grows, Another City Prepares …

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Subsidized Housing vs Manufactured Homes, Community Owner Marge Clark Sounds Off

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The website of Marge Clark’s Grand Lakeview Estates website says “FOR forty-four years we have been improving the quality of life and reducing the cost of living for our residents, who’ve downsized from their “big” houses.” The new HUD budget proposal for 2020 is out.  It calls for billions of …

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MHI’s Growth Agenda? Rick Robinson, JD, SVP Manufactured Housing Institute, Preemption Evidence, Writ of Mandamus, and Addressing HUD Code Manufactured Home Shipment Woes

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  Ask the typical business professional or sales agent this. Do they want to sell more or less of their product or service?  Do they want more profits, or lower profits? The typical answer will be ‘More, of course.’   The background of this story is the profitable sale of more new …

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Canadian-Owned U.S. “Mobile Home Park” Condemned, Residents Must Scramble to Meet Deadline to Vacate

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This troubling story out of the northern U.S. is one that periodically crops up in state-after-state.  As Amy Bliss, the Wisconsin Housing Alliance (WHA) state association executive director recently said to MHReview (MHR),  “The biggest reason for community closures is because the municipality revokes the license to operate because the …

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Manufactured Housing’s Top 10, March 2019

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Exploring the following top ten should be a periodic habit for every professional.  It should be part of every business review from firms small- to-large in manufactured housing. These top ten items should be discussed internally, until a new habit is formed by those in management, as well as by those …

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Rent Control & MH – Politicians “Are Carpet-Bombing Our State With Regulations That Will Deliberately Destabilize The Housing Market And Leave It Obliterated”

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The quotation in the headline is a reaction cited in detail further below to legislation passed in Oregon for statewide rent control. Rent control is often hailed by resident groups in our industry.  The activists at MHAction are just one example of support among manufactured home community (MHC) resident groups.  …

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Dramatic Reversal, City Passes Urgency Ordinance Effectively Banning Manufactured Homes, Front & Back Stories

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The message below was sent from MHProNews publisher, L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach, was sent this morning to Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) General Counsel, Rick Robinson, JD.   Several MHI members, and independents were among those BCC’d in this message. — Email to MHI VP and General Counsel, Rick Robinson — …

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State of the Industry 2019 – Reality vs. Potential for Manufactured, Modular, and PreFab Homes? New Infographic

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  When the Daily Business News on MHProNews produced the earlier abbreviated version of the infographic further below, the final new home production data were only an estimate. Now those totals for 2018 are in. So, now based upon the adjusted ‘final’ 2018 information – for accuracy’s sake – we’ve …

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