Comparing Manufactured Home Single and Multi-Sectional Data, State by State, 2018 vs. 2019


It would be comical if it wouldn’t be so sad.

There are those in manufactured housing trade media and certain association leaders who try to paint a ‘sunshine and roses’ picture of the state of manufactured housing. Really?

But a look at the data below reveals the stubborn facts. In dozens of states, shipments of manufactured homes have declined year over year for the same time period.

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Mark Weiss said it well.  Facts are stubborn things.


Let’s not forget that the Manufactured Housing Institute bragged in a video about a year ago to the following effect. That video, surprisingly, is still found on their home page as this article is being drafted. Don’t they even check their own site to see if they can keep their story and details straight? Don’t they have enough staffers to look at the self-contradictions and other misses on their own website?





Embarrassing? Do they not realize that written and on camera statements can readily be recalled?

MHI CEO Dick Jennison’s Pledge – 500,000 New Manufactured Home Shipments

Is it any surprise why Jennison didn’t want to be publicly questioned by MHProNews at Louisville?  Don’t forget, once someone starts a con, there is little choice for the confidence artist to do anything other than continue with their attempted con.

Let’s imagine this was MHI: “We are working hard to improve the manufactured housing industry. We’re promoting the industry and have momentum” If momentum is measured by consolidation, that is arguably accurate.

“You’re a Gutless Cheat,” The Sting, and Manufactured Housing

There are ethical and unethical ways of earning money.

Or is it any surprise that Rick Robinson, in front of dozens of industry professionals, also ducked questions?



Former MHI state affiliates broke away and in 2018 formed the National Association for Manufactured Housing Community Owners, NAMHCO. They cited MHI’s years of failures as part of their reason for doing so.

The industry is moving backwards year-over-year. That may be good for consolidators looking for a value acquisition, but how does that benefit the vast majority of the remaining independent street retailers, community owners, producers and non-Berkshire lenders?


Since Buffett-led Berkshire bought Clayton, the industry is actually smaller today than then. How is that possible, during an affordable housing crisis, unless they wanted it to be so?
Is there any intelligent person who seriously believes that Berkshire Hathaway – with all of its assets and media resources – is unable to rapidly turn the fortunes of manufactured housing around if it so desired? Doesn’t that leave the logical conclusion that they want this downturn?



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Busted! “Failure Bonus” Paid-Richard “Dick” Jennison, CEO Manufactured Housing Institute-per MHI Document$


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