Affordable Housing

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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Foundation for Action as Fannie Mae CEO Put on Notice for Robust Personal Property Manufactured Home Lending

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“Congress, as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), enacted the Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS), a remedial mandate which directs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to “develop loan products and flexible underwriting guidelines to facilitate a secondary market for mortgages on manufactured homes for …

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Ross Kinzler Confirms Allegations, MHEC Peer Claims “Association Malpractice;” Member Backstab, MHI Failure Concerns

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  There are several hot-button issues that are circulating in manufactured housing. They include, but are not limited to, the following.   The failure of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) to respond to the Bryan, TX “ban” and limitations places on new or pre-owned manufactured housing. That ban is the …

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Monopolization of America Video, Your Customers, Manufactured Housing, Berkshire News Tip, and You

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The principle of the “Wheat and Chaff” is a time-honored one dating back over 2000 years to ancient Israel and other parts of the Middle East. Separating “wheat from chaff” – the healthy from the unhealthy, the good from the bad – is a highly useful concept in our manufactured …

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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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Announcements Speeding 5G, Plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

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President Donald J. Trump and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai made several announcements today about 5G. On a day when the markets largely rose, as did much of the manufactured home industry’s tracked stocks, our focus will be the importance and looming economic impact of 5G.   …

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MarketWatch Reports on Manufactured Housing, 2018-2019

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It’s Flashback Friday. Reviewing two reports by MarketWatch are timely, and ought to make followers of the popular personal finance guru Dave Ramsey, or HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver sit up and think again. These are equally timely because of the arguably injustice that is taking place in …

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Sun Communities Under the Hood – Data Reveals – Manufactured Homes, Communities, Comparisons with Conventional, Multifamily Housing

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Someone might take HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver satirical hit on “Mobile Homes” at face value.  For those lacking sufficient insight, they might be left with the impression that buying a manufactured home is stupid, because the industry is filled with nothing but heartless sharks.  The examples they …

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Bryan Manufactured Homes Ban Passed, But Petition Count, Other Legal Moves May Stop Texas City

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WTAW, Bryan’s website, and locals on the ground tell the Daily Business News on MHProNews that “The Bryan city council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to eliminate future manufactured home placement on individual lots. Joining Greg Owens, who made the motion, and Buppy Simank, who seconded the motion, were Reuben Marin, …

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Michigan Association’s Video Campaign, What They’ve Said About Manufactured Home Living

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  “Cannot believe they used our promotional material from the nineties to mock our industry! Not cool!!” said William G. ‘Bill’ Sheffer, CAE, Executive Director, Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA).   Sheffer and the MMHA are not the only Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) members and affilates who have ranted about HBO’s …

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Warren Buffett Wades Into Politics, Why Not John Oliver’s Piece on “Mobile Homes?”

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“Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is once again wading into the topic of politics,” according to CNBC in an article linked here. The article is entitled, “Warren Buffett wants to ask the 2020 presidential candidates this 1 question.” The Daily Business News on MHProNews will explore that as our focus for …

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President Trump Remarks to Union, Signs Executive Order on Energy & Infrastructure, Plus MH Market Updates

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There are numerous ties between energy sector jobs and factory-built housing. UMH Properties (UMH), to name but one example, has a significant location count in the Marcellus region.  Several producers are keen on workforce housing, or retailers who sell homes to those who work in the energy sector. On a …

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Short History Of Taxation in U.S., Infographic, Plus Manufactured Home Equities Updates

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On a day that saw each major index drop, and almost all manufactured home tracked stocks fall, with Tax Day approaching, we thought we’d feature a short history of U.S. taxation infographic.  Not perfect, but it is fascinating.   If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – …

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Factory-Builders, Retailers, Developers – Is This Your Future Competition Beyond Berkshire Brands in MHVille? Understanding Jeff Bezos’ Amazon

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There are several operations that believe they are positioning themselves for the future of manufactured housing. Some are not only aware; they are arguably counting on the Berkshire Hathaway owned Clayton Homes and their “strategic Moat.”  A number of those firms are Manufactured Housing Institute members, but others are not. …

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“Economic Racism.” Angry Residents, Students, Civic Leaders Fight Plan to Ban Affordable Manufactured Homes, Industry Professionals Sound Off

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  “The proposed action by the City of Bryan is an unvarnished and discriminatory attack against lower and moderate-income citizens who rely on manufactured homes as affordable, non-subsidized housing.  The proposal is seriously misguided at best, as noted by Tony Kovach and Lance Inderman, and stands in direct conflict with …

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Art Laffer on POTUS Trump’s Federal Reserve Board Picks, Plus MH Market Updates

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From across the left-right spectrum, there is surprise and push back on President of the United States (POTUS) Donald J. Trump’s proposed nominees to the Federal Reserve Board.  It’s a chess game, in part, as POTUS Trump is essentially using the nominees in part to hammer a message home that …

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HUD Office of Inspector General Breaks Up Section 8 Scam

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The media release from HUD reported below is one of dozens of such incidents that are discovered every year, year after year. Manufactured home community owner Marge Clark recently told MHProNews that in her view, perhaps the largest competitor to affordable manufactured homes is arguably subsidized housing. Subsidized Housing vs …

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HUD Study on Manufactured Housing Discriminatory Zoning, Placement by Local Cities, Counties Requested

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It will be recalled for the sake of new readers that the Daily Business News on MHProNews has been documenting cases of manufactured homes being limited, excluded, and/or discriminated against in zoning and placement practices by local jurisdictions for several years. That is so, despite the wide body of evidence …

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Seattle Is Dying, Are Cities Near You Dying Too? High Costs, Corrupted Systems, Manufactured Housing’s Potential Silver Lining

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Thwarting what is natural has its costs. Manipulation of people, their healthy aspirations toward ownership, and their legitimate choices are arguably at or near the root causes the unfolding tragedies spotlighted by KOMO’s viral report, Seattle is Dying.  Let’s set aside for a few moments whatever Warren Buffett led Berkshire …

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