News, analysis and commentary are serious issues. The root causes of the manufactured housing industry’s underperformance are important to business, investors, affordable housing seekers and the general public. Often acknowledged by lawmakers as the largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing in America, the issues connected to the manufactured housing industry’s increasingly self-evident woes impacts taxpayers. As state, federal and other investigators peel back the layers of the onion, it is so brazen that it almost seems bizarrely surreal.
Which are all reasons that it periodically calls for some comic and statical relief. Just as late night comics have historically used their art to poke barbs at public figures who seemed to ask for it by their purported behavior, so too this report will use that method to spark thought about the serious plight of many impacted by the arguably increasing outrages.
The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) was once a genuine trade group. Is it still a legit nonprofit operation working for independents today? That’s in dispute, as the report linked here details.
As the various cartoon bubble comments about theIt so-called Excellence in Manufactured Housing Awards suggest, those who know the Arlington-based nonprofit at the granular level ought not ignore the irony of the modern era MHI giving such awards, considering the history of some of their prominent members.
Comics and satire can make points in ways that straight news, facts and analysis can’t quite pull off.
- fails to advise their members of a series of problematic issues that are heading toward ‘white hat independents’ (see examples, linked below)
- fails to enforce their own so-called Code of Ethical conduct, which means that prominent MHI members are sparking negative media, and fueling the call for new laws that may harm industry independents,
- then the reasons why NAMHCO and others breaking ranks publicly with MHI becomes more evident.
Ponder that, contrast that with what MHI has actually been doing for years. As the industry has stalled, consolidation has continued at discounted valuations. Follow the money to see who has benefited, why and how. Pay more attention to the results than to the posturing and claims that are being made by the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis.
There are reasons why some insider provided MHProNews the documents below tied to MHI and their new CEO.
There are reasons why MHI and the members of the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis won’t address these allegations, troubling facts, and in-your-face evidence.
Nothing will change until it is challenged and the status quo is fundamentally addressed and properly corrected.
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Submitted by Soheyla Kovach for MHProNews.com.Soheyla is a co-founder and managing member of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com. Connect with us on LinkedIn here and here.