Department of Energy Publishes ‘Unacceptable’ Manufactured Housing Energy Rule Extension, MHI Remarks, Ex-MHI and MHARR’s Danny Ghorbani Offers Focused Praise – plus MHVille Stocks, REITs Updates


“Every day is an IQ test.” Says former award-winning CNN journalist turned award-winning WMAL satirical pundit Chris Plante. “Pay more attention to what people do than what they say.” That’s a maxim repeatedly used by award-winning and longtime Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) member Marty Lavin, who also recommends that thinkers “Follow the money” to understand events. After a withering press by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) and MHProNews for MHI to sue the U.S. Department of Energy to stop the pending DOE manufactured housing energy rule, MHI joined with the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) to do just that. The MHARR encouraged MHI-TMHA suit has successfully delayed the DOE manufactured housing energy rule.

But delay alone of the DOE energy rule for manufactured housing is “unacceptable” says the MHARR in their latest media release, which follows in Part I of today’s report. A copy of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) editorial on the topic is also attached.

After the MHARR media release are recent MHI remarks on the same topic in Part II below. Included in Part II are exclusive remarks from former MHI Vice President, turned MHARR founding president and CEO, and now MHARR Senior Advisor Danny Ghorbani to MHProNews. As part of our additional information with more MHProNews analysis and commentary is MHI’s recent remarks to their readers via email is also provided.

Part III is the signature Daily Business News on MHProNews manufactured housing connected stocks and real estate investment trusts (REITs) connected stocks and headline news bullets.


Part I – MHARR News Release



MAY 30, 2023


                        MHARR STATE AFFILIATES

                        MHARR TECHNICAL REVIEW GROUP (TRG)


FROM:         MHARR


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a final rule in the May 30, 2023 edition of the Federal Register to extend the date for compliance with the manufactured housing “energy conservation” standards adopted on May 31, 2022. Under the final rule, manufacturers of single-section “Tier 1” homes will have until sixty (60) days after publication of the final DOE enforcement regulations to begin compliance with the new standards, while manufacturers of multi-section “Tier 2” homes will have until July 1, 2025 to comply.

While MHARR supported an extension of the compliance date for the new standards, based on DOE’s failure to propose – and consider the cost-impact of – regulatory compliance, testing and enforcement procedures at the time it developed and initially published its May 31, 2022 standards, MHARR has consistently opposed the DOE standards themselves as a baseless attack on the affordability and availability of HUD Code manufactured homes in violation of the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 2000 (as amended). Thus, MHARR in its compliance extension comments, called once again on DOE to not only delay, but to totally withdraw its May 31, 2022 standards and to “go back to the drawing board” to develop new, appropriate and cost-justified standards in full accordance with both the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and federal manufactured housing law.

What has emerged, however, in the wake of the final extension rule, is a set of unnecessary, excessive, market-killing energy standards, paired with a compliance scheme that already  baselessly targets and discriminates against the industry’s most affordable single-section homes. Put simply, if multi-section “Tier 2” homes warrant a two-year compliance phase-in period, single-section “Tier 1” homes should, at a minimum, be treated in the same manner and not subject to a shorter, discriminatory phase-in period that will further distort a market that has been crippled by higher interest rates, higher supply costs and plummeting production over two consecutive quarters. Better yet, DOE’s entire May 31, 2022 standards rule should be jettisoned and replaced by a valid and legitimate rule, based on a valid and legitimate process, rather than a process that remains – and continues to be – infected by DOE’s corrupted 2014-2015 “negotiated rulemaking.”

As DOE’s standards and compliance processes currently stand, however, moderate and lower-income American consumers who rely on the industry’s most affordable homes, will be targeted with additional excessive and unnecessary costs first. Until the courts decide the fate of the inappropriate and excessive May 31, 2022 DOE standards, DOE should at a minimum treat all types of manufactured housing – and consumers – the same.

Rather than a mere delay, the entire DOE energy standards debacle deserves to be “killed,” as the Wall Street Journal declared in a May 9, 2023 editorial (please see copy attached). MHARR will continue to aggressively pursue that end, as it has consistently for years.

cc:  Other Interested HUD Code Manufactured Housing Industry Members


Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR)
1331 Pennsylvania Ave N.W., Suite 512
Washington D.C. 20004
Phone: 202/783-4087
Fax: 202/783-4075

MHProNews note: WSJ editorial on DOE’s manufactured housing energy rule via MHARR attached.


Part II – Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief

It will be interesting to see what, if anything, Arlington, VA based MHI says following the MHARR media release posted above.  Newcomers should recall that MHI claims to represent “all segments” of HUD Code manufactured housing. However, on issue after issue, the evidence continues to mount that MHI appears to be working for the interests of consolidators of various segments of the manufactured home industry. More on that further below.

Compare and contrast what MHARR said in the above with MHI’s most recent email to their readers on 5.24.2023. The attachment linked below is to a highlighting added by MHProNews version of the DOE document. The DOE document’s text remains as in the original.


News from Washington

DOE Delays Energy Rule

Last Friday, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it will delay the compliance date for the Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Housing.

The announcement moves the compliance date from May 31, 2023 until 60 days after the DOE establishes enforcement procedures for single section homes. MHI expects the DOE to complete that process in the fourth quarter of 2023 at the earliest. The compliance date will be extended to July 1, 2025 for all other homes. DOE decided to delay after hearing from hundreds of MHI members.


MHARR’s Danny Ghorbani is an RV MH Hall of Fame inductee from back in the days when that organization wasn’t more apparently influenced by the donations linked to Clayton Homes and other MHI members. Recall the recent MHProNews fact check on MHI’s and RV MH Hall of Fame ‘history’ of MHI posted below.


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Ghorbani served MHI for years as a vice president. After he left MHI, a group of manufacturers approached Ghorbani to organize what became the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).  Ghorbani was MHARR’s founding president and CEO. He still serves MHARR’s second president and CEO, Mark Weiss, J.D., as the organization’s senior advisor. Few have been involved in manufactured housing for as long as Ghorbani, whose experiences date back to this segment of the factory-built housing’s true heyday, which was the late mobile home era and how the industry transitioned from the mobile homes of yesteryear into the federally regulated manufactured housing industry. Ghorbani witnessed, and was part of the efforts, to continually address the challenges in HUD Code manufactured housing which included, among other achievements, the enactment of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act (MHIA) of 2000.  With that brief tee up, Ghorbani sent MHProNews on May 29th the following remarks, on the record.



Congratulations on your May 29, 2023 THOROUGH and IN-DEPTH analysis of the LATEST STATUS of the destructive DOE energy rule for new manufactured homes. Reading it, I was quite impressed with the way that you patiently, methodically and meticulously connected the dots and lifted the fog that has intentionally been placed on this very complex and destructive rule for quite some times.

I encourage industry members and consumers to read your May 29th article and understand that the industry’s fight against the DOE energy rule is not over yet, as the current delay is merely a pit stop.  As Mark [Weiss] and MHARR have consistently and persistently been advocating since the beginning of the DOE’s rule-making process, DOE’s current proposed rule must be withdrawn and send back to the drawing board for a complete re-do in full compliance with its enabling law (EISA). This should be the final goal of the industry’s lawsuit.



Danny D. Ghorbani
202/262-2170 ##


Ghorbani’s referring to the article linked below, which was featured in our 5.29.2023 twice weekly eblast.


SHOCK Reveal-DOE Energy Rule Updates by DOE, Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Provided, Unpacked; plus MHVille Markets


The above plows relevant ground, even in the wake of MHARR’s latest press release on 5.30.2023. That said, MHARR’s attached Wall Street Journal op-ed on the DOE’s manufactured housing energy rule merit some pull quotes for consideration.

Per the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on 5.9.2023 are the following.

  • “The Biden Administration’s regulatory onslaught continues, with almost no media coverage about the costs or consequences. A case in point is the new Department of Energy rule due to hit on May 31 that will make manufactured homes less affordable.”
  • “Manufactured homes…are also the only single-residence housing entirely regulated by the federal government…”
  • “The Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] for decades oversaw construction, safety and efficiency standards for [manufactured housing] units, but in 2007 House Democrats gave the Energy Department power to impose energy-efficiency mandates.”
  • “The regulation will require [the manufactured home] industry to redesign everything from ducts to insulation in thousands of models. And it gave manufacturers only a year to fully comply, never mind that DOE typically affords appliance makers up to five years to meet new energy standards.”
  • “DOE claimed that its rule would save owners from $177 to $475 per year in energy costs.”
  • “DOE ignored the costs of testing and compliance, which will be hefty. By one estimate, the cost of duct-leakage testing aloe could be $1500 per home.

There is more, but those last two quoted WSJ editorial remarks ought to be an earthquake in manufactured housing circles for those who want to see the industry grow instead of shrink.  While there is no solid evidence, some have speculated that the looming DOE rule – and the related media coverage – is a factor that has slowed manufactured housing sales.


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Once more for emphasis, and then some math. Per the WSJ editorial board, which reportedly included the popular writer/speaker Kimberley Strassel, the following.

  • “DOE claimed that its rule would save owners from $177 to $475 per year in energy costs.”
  • “DOE ignored the costs of testing and compliance, which will be hefty. By one estimate, the cost of duct-leakage testing aloe could be $1500 per home.

What Strassel and her WSJ colleagues have asserted is that not only will manufactured homes be thousands of dollars more per unit, but those costs may never be recovered by the typical homeowner. Instead, what will occur is that numbers of would-be manufactured home buyers will be ‘priced out’ of buying a manufactured home at all.

That harms those who are at the lowest rung of the economic ladder.  That begs the question. Why is MHI pressing for delay instead of killing the rule outright, as MHARR has repeatedly done? Again, see the detailed analysis linked here, because it takes into account what the DOE said in its own words. For instance, DOE cited MHARR 10 times. DOE cited Clayton Homes zero times. To the point of Ghorbani’s praise, DOE cited L. A. “Tony” Kovach twice. What did they reference from Kovach (this writer) saying? Here is that paragraph, that begins with references to MHARR, and ends with citations to Kovach.

QuoteMarksLeftSideMHARR stated that no amount of delay or modification can remedy DOE’s failure to abide by EISA’s cost-effectiveness and HUD-coordination requirements in the rulemaking process, and that the failure to abide by EISA’s requirements makes the standards of part 460 and any action to modify such standards invalid, arbitrary, and not in accordance with applicable law. (MHARR at p. 8). L.A. “Tony” Kovach[15] similarly stated that part 460 should be scrapped and redone, and that the standards are not cost- effective due to their effects on affordability. L.A. “Tony” Kovach also noted concerns of small manufacturers’ ability to comply with DOE’s standards and the role of such manufacturers, and larger manufacturers, in the rulemaking process.

[15] EERE-2009-BT-BC-0021-2517.”

DOE accurately reflected Kovach’s concerns in a sense, but they also toned down those concerns. That said, by providing the documented comments, some might follow the facts and see what those actual remarks might be. In a 2021 letter to DOE, MHProNews’ Kovach said the following.

4.13.2023 comments by Kovach are found here.

Summing up.

  • MHI says delay.
  • But MHARR, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Kovach all have said “kill it” and start over.

Who is obviously on the side of the industry’s independents? Note that the report linked above and here demonstrated that MHI’s circle fest of trade bloggers were cited by DOE exactly zero times in their formal remarks about their reasons for delaying. Did those pro-MHI bloggers/publications comment at all? Did they merely provide MHI’s form letter? DOE didn’t specifically say. But whatever the case may be, those same MHI brownnosing bloggers and writers have apparently not seen fit to reveal what MHI’s role has been in causing this energy rule in the first place. To learn more, see the two linked documents above and the above linked report that Ghorbani praised, also found at this link here. ##


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Part III – Daily Business News on MHProNews Markets and Headline News Segment

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2022 was a tough year for many stocks. Unfortunately, that pattern held true for manufactured home industry (MHVille) connected stocks too.

See the facts, linked below.

‘Stomach Churning Year’ CNN-Wall Street ‘Forget 2022’ Down Year – Major Equities Data Compared to Manufactured Housing Stocks, Manufactured Home Community REITs, Performance for Year by Company




      • NOTE 1: The 3rd chart above of manufactured housing connected equities includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry finance lender.
      • NOTE 2: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
      • NOTE 3: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.
      • Note 4: some recent or related reports to the REITs, stocks, and other equities named above follow in the reports linked below.

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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. He is now an impressive, often thoughtful, teen. 

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