Mark Weiss

“MHARR Positions Vindicated Once Again”

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The debate (not that there ever legitimately was one) is over.  The law means what it says, and the time to restore the rule of law to the federal manufactured housing program is now.  No more excuses.  No more evasions.  No more creative “interpretations.”  No more gamesmanship.  The time for …

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Exclusive Insights on Controversies – Interview with 25 Year Industry Leader, Mark Weiss, President & CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR)

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Given the many industry controversies that often involve legal and regulatory issues, it seemed fitting to begin 2020 and this new decade with an in-depth interview with a true industry legal expert and cover ground that has never been previously published in any manufactured housing trade media. Mark Weiss, who …

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White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing — Request for Information

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The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). MHARR is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of producers of manufactured housing regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pursuant to the National Manufactured …

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HUD Code Production Rises in October 2019

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Washington, D.C., December 3, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year HUD Code manufactured home production increased in October 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers …

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White House Council Requests Input on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

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The White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing (Council), in a Request for Information (RFI) published in the November 22, 2019 Federal Register ( (see copy attached) ), has requested information and input from interested parties on “federal, state [and] local laws, regulations, land use requirements and …

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Fannie Mae DTS Sham And Shell Game Continues

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Washington, D.C., November 13, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has called on the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to reject proposed 2018-2020 Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) Plan modifications sought by Fannie Mae and for Congress to investigate the failure of both FHFA and the …

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MHARR Calls on FHFA To Join Increasing Demands For Congressional Oversight

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Washington, D.C. December 2, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in public comments (see copy attached) delivered at a Washington, D.C. Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) “Listening Session” conducted by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), has called on FHFA to join the increasing demands …

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MHARR Washington Update November 1, 2019- MHCC Being Undermined by HUD Manipulation, FHFA Shocker: GSEs “In Compliance” With Gutted DTS!

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MHCC UNDERMINED BY ONGOING FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH LAW The statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) held its most recent in-person meeting in Washington, D.C. from October 29-31, 2019. While the Committee approved and recommended to HUD several potentially significant proposed regulatory reforms – including reforms proposed by and/or supported …

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FHFA Document Vindicates Long-Standing MHARR Position on FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC’S Failure to Implement DTS

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Washington, D.C., October 28, 2019 – A “Request for Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Proposed Modifications to their 2018-2020 Duty to Serve Plans” (RFI) see, relevant excerpts of this document, attached, published by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on October 24, 2019, fully vindicates the Manufactured Housing Association …

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HUD Code Production Increases In September 2019

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Washington, D.C., November 4, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year HUD Code manufactured home production increased in September 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers …

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MHARR Comments Merit Careful Review, Support and Adoption

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Washington, D.C., October 22, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has submitted detailed comments ( copies attached) to the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) in support of the Association’s proposals for the reform or elimination of ten abusive and/or excessive regulations or pseudo-regulations that have impaired …

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President Trump’s Executive Orders Vindicate Longstanding MHARR Position

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Washington, D.C., October 17, 2019 – President Trump has issued two new Executive Orders (EOs) copies attached designed to stop Executive Branch agency abuse of “guidance memoranda” and other similar unpublished documents that have not gone through notice and comment rulemaking or related due process procedures required by the federal …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Takes an Up-Tick in July 2019

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Washington, D.C., September 3, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year HUD Code manufactured home production increased in July 2019.  Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers …

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MHCC Subcommittee Advances MHARR Regulatory Reform Proposals

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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 …

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“Lead, Follow … Or Get Out of The Way”

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The last decade-plus has not been especially kind to the manufactured housing industry and consumers of affordable housing. The 21stCentury began with a great deal of promise for the industry and consumers alike. With record production levels and a comprehensively-reformed federal manufactured housing law (i.e., the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act …

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MHARR Supports Proposed Repeal of HUD “Formaldehyde Health Notice”

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The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in comments filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on April 16, 2019 (copy attached), has voiced its support for the proposed repeal of the red “Formaldehyde Health Notice” required to be “prominently displayed” in every HUD-regulated manufactured home …

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MHARR Calls on New Fannie Mae CEO Hugh Frater to Fully and Properly Implement Federal Law

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MHARR CALLS ON NEW FANNIE MAE CEO TO FULLY AND PROPERLY IMPLEMENT FEDERAL LAW Washington, D.C., April 11, 2019– The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in an April 9, 2019 communication to newly-installed Fannie Mae Chief Executive Officer, Hugh R. Frater (copy attached), has called on that organization, …

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HUD Study, Analysis of Zoning Discrimination Against Manufactured Housing Sought

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MHARR SEEKS HUD STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF ZONING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MANUFACTURED HOUSING Washington, D.C., April 8, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in an April 4, 2019 meeting with HUD policy, analysis and research officials, called on the Department to conduct nationwide research – and follow-up …

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HUD Monitoring Contract Solicitation

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Attached for your information and review is an MHARR communication with HUD Assistant Secretary/Federal Housing Commissioner, Brian Montgomery, regarding the recently-published HUD monitoring contract solicitation and more, specifically, the unnecessarily truncated response time for the submission of bids. The MHARR letter, which is self-explanatory, is another action by MHARR to …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Continues

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Washington, D.C., April 5, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year HUD Code manufactured home production declined once again in February 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD …

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