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Congresswoman Rips Frank Rolfe, Dave Reynolds, Havenpark for “Troubling,” “Predatory,” “Deceptive” Practices, Calls for Federal Investigations

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Congressional Representative Abby Finkenauer (IA1-D) has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) naming specific Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) member firms for “troubling” “predatory” and other unjust business practices. Finkenauer is the Assistant Democratic Whip, a position of some influence in her party’s majority caucus in the …

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Builder Confidence High, Manufactured Housing Pros Take Note, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

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Facts and evidence are what the prudent professional and investors rely upon. Housing demand is high, especially on the affordable housing side of the equation. Today’s report on builder confidence – along side some related information from the National Association of Home Builders and manufactured housing sources – make for …

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MH News Tips – Corporate Leaders Fingered, Engineering MH Breakthrough Claimed, Looming Manufactured Housing Institute 2.0 Expose, Praising Competition, More

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Practice makes perfect. Examples of news tips by some inspire others to do the similarly. Some of those news tips being received by MHProNews are increasingly sophisticated. Others are simple but still useful. Much of this report will be in praise of those who’ve delivered often relevant topics and insights …

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What’s Up? Cavco Industries (CVCO) Looming Announcement, plus Manufactured Home Investing Updates

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The SEC has formally but politely declined additional comment. Thus far, Cavco Industries contacts that have been asked about this new notice have been mute. The subject? An 8K notice published about Joseph H. Stegmayer, Cavco Industries former chairman, president and CEO and also the prior chairman of the Manufactured …

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Federal Official, Manufactured Housing Institute, Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform and Certain MHI Member Firms

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What follows below is a reply by publisher L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach to an attorney for a federal agency based in Washington, D.C. To set the stage for this report, Tony Kovach filed a formal complaint which that agency’s system indicates occurred at: Create Date: 2020-01-03 19:37:20. In under 2 …

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Can Negative Publicity Help Some Companies? Lessons from VW, Buffett for MHVille, plus Manufactured Housing Investing, Stock Updates

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It’s isn’t news to some in business, but it may be news to some in manufactured housing. Negative publicity, in certain conditions, can be ‘useful’ for those brands that attract problematic news. Who says? Dating back to Oct 29, 2010, the New York Times and others have pointed to research …

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2020 Democratic Hopefuls, President Donald Trump Hold Competing Events Tonight, Sen Bernie Sanders Campaign Spotlights Mobile and Manufactured Homes as Fight over Affordable Housing Grows

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“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.” ― Thomas Paine “Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect: like a man, who hath thought of a …

2020 Democratic Hopefuls, President Donald Trump Hold Competing Events Tonight, Sen Bernie Sanders Campaign Spotlights Mobile and Manufactured Homes as Fight over Affordable Housing Grows Read More

Establishment GOP Dead, Bloomberg’s Admission & Trouble for Several 2020 Dems, plus Manufactured Housing Interview, Investing, Stock Update

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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg (D) has made an admission that should make Senators Elizabeth Warren (MA-D) and Bernie Sanders (VT-I, but self proclaimed “Democratic Socialist”) happy. Meanwhile, Steve Hilton celebrates the ‘death’ of the Establishment Republican Party, but that may be a bit premature. Pundits across the left-right divide are speculating …

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Explosive – Veteran MH Insider Interview Delivers Vital Insights, plus Unpacking “Manufactured Housing Institute 2.0” Announcements

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“Journalists look for consistency and inconsistencies,” said South African born reporter Lara Logan. Logan was a correspondent for CBS for several years, contributed to respected publications like the Hill and is now doing reports for Sinclair Broadcasting, Fox News and Fox Nation. As a multiple Emmy-award winner in journalism, Logan’s …

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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, …

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

Blood. Brains. Why 2020 Could be Different than 2009-2019 in MHVille, plus Sunday Weekly Headline News Recap 1.5 to 1.12.2020

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“It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life.” Mickey Mantle, per Brainy Quote.   Here’s a one sentence executive summary. It’s about turning lemons into lemonade. Now, let’s see how that’s done. I’m thinking about a client we’ve worked with that made a mistake. Nothing …

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Secretary Carson Chaired White House Council Official Manufactured Housing Input

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This report will be broken into four distinctive sections after this introduction. Part I. The original White House press release to MHProNews and others in media that established the White House Council on Affordable Housing. Let’s note that the announcement itself has several useful facts and insights. Part II. The …

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Skyline Champion’s Genesis URBANEER ADU 510, Investor Angle Explored, plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

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Give Skyline-Champion (SKY) their due. They have long had an eye for design. The look of their rendering of a new modular accessory dwelling unit (ADU) dubbed the Urbaneer has curb appeal. But as elements of their press release and our exclusive analysis will reflect, there is more to this …

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Manufactured Housing Professionals, Independent No More

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Preface. This report will end on a hopeful and pragmatic note. But what will follow initially is a troubling but reality-based collection of documented insights that should be of interest to all those, past and present, who are or where independently owned businesses. While this may seem at first blush …

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MHARR Testimony to Congress Seeks Increased SAA Funding and Corresponding Contractor Reductions

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Washington, D.C., May 10, 2019 – With manufactured housing production levels heading downward again in 2019, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has once again called on Congress, in appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, to direct HUD to reduce funding for its bloated, over-grown program “monitoring” …

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Assistant Secretary Brian Montgomery Removal of Obsolete and Superseded Guidance Documents Letter

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Re:  Notice of Removal of Obsolete and Superseded Guidance Documents – Docket No. FR-6156-N-01 Dear Secretary Montgomery: As you know, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of smaller and medium-sized independent producers of manufactured Housing regulated …

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New, Revised, and Proposed Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Manufactured Homes

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Ms. Sofie Miller U.S. Department of Energy Room 6A-013 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585 Re: Proposed Procedures for New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Consumer Products – EERE-2017-BT-STD-0062; RIN 1904-AD38 Dear Ms. Miller: The following comments are submitted …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Continues, May Updates

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Washington, D.C., May 6, 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 March 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD …

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MHCC Addresses Multiple Issues, HUD Secretary Carson Praises Manufactured Homes at Meeting

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MHCC ADDRESSES MULTIPLE REGULATORY ISSUES MHCC CITES “MAJOR INACCURACIES” IN DOE-NODA SUBPART I TO BE REVIEWED AGAIN MHCC CALLS FOR WITHDRAWAL OF FROST FREE IB MHARR PROPOSAL ON MHCC ROLE ADVANCES PD&R REPORT OFFERS ON-SITE CHANGES HUD SECRETARY PRAISES MH IN ADDRESS TO MHCC  The Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) …

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MHARR Calls on HUD Secretary to End Discriminatory And Exclusionary Zoning of HUD-Regulated Manufactured Homes

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Washington, D.C., April 30, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in an April 24, 2019 communication to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Ben Carson ( copy attached ), has called on the Department to federally preempt local zoning ordinances which discriminatorily exclude manufactured …

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