For some time, MHProNews has been promoting the value of discerning each person, organization, or action through the lens of the ancient principle of separating the wheat from the chaff. It could summed up like this: winnow out the bad and keep what is good.
Using that principle, there are several fine points in a new, October 18, 2019 letter signed by Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Executive Vice President Lesli Gooch, Ph.D., addressed to HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Let’s note that this will be part of a far more in depth look by Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) planned soon. Watch for that too.
Let’s dive straight into the letter to see what is perhaps problematic that needs to be discerned, in order to reveal and keep what is good and useful.
The fascinating MHI annotated letter by Gooch to Dr. Carson is linked here as a download.
Let’s note that MHI, which used to submit their letter days ahead of the comments period deadline in this case waited until the last day. That deadline was “Comment Due Date: October 18, 2019” – the same date as their letter. So MHProNews was not able to do this fact-check and analysis in time to submit to HUD prior to the deadline date.
That is your second installment this Monday, Monday of manufactured housing industry “News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use,” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)
Submitted by Soheyla Kovach for MHProNews.com.
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