The production levels for HUD Code manufactured homes for January 2021 gathered for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) been reported. They are modestly down yet again during an ongoing affordable housing crisis. Following this news release from the Washington, D.C. Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR0 to MHProNews will be related information, plus additional insights and analysis.
Note that the arrows showing declines or increases at the state level for new HUD Code manufactured home shipments were added by MHProNews. But the data is as provided by MHARR.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: MHARR
INDUSTRY PRODUCTION DECLINES SLIGHTLY IN JANUARY 2021
Washington, D.C., March 3, 2021 – 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), HUD Code manufactured housing industry year-over-year production declined slightly in January 2021. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,476 homes in January 2021, a 2.9% decrease from the 8,733 new HUD Code homes produced during January 2020.
A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states from the beginning of the industry production rebound in August 2011 through January 2021 — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2021) and prior year (2020) shipments per category as indicated — are:
The January 2021 production data results in no changes to the cumulative top-ten list.
The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing.
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Yet another award-winning journalist has announced that she quit the profession of mainstream news reporting. That is mentioned as part of what appears to be a mini-trend in journalism, where reporters, academics, and others in media have been sounding the alarm over manipulated ‘news.’ That is mentioned – and may be examined in a separate report soon – only because that national trend of media manipulating the news arguably applies to several sources for manufactured housing information too.
Far more costly conventional housing is surging to record levels.
By contrast, HUD Code manufactured homes are down for a second time in year-over-year (YoY) data.
The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has for some time stopped issuing reports about manufactured home production and shipment levels in their email news to their own members. Why is that so? Why stop reporting even raw data which for years they used to present to members and their readers? Have they indeed been ‘painted into a corner?’
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