Has MHARR Saved the Day on Looming DOE Energy Rule that the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Admits Threatens MH Industry? Plus, MHMarket Updates


TV talking heads are often talking about Russia, Ukraine and the threat of ‘war.’ Oil prices and other items are soaring. Note that saber rattlingly makes Russian oil and gas more valuable, as speculators prepare for the worst. Those events have an impact on manufactured housing stocks. Furthermore, it is evident that when crude oil goes up, refined fuel costs rise. The cost to transport components and housing increases. Then, there is inflation. Artificially inflating the currency depreciates the value of each dollar. That means that the dollar’s buying power is dropping. But in the midst of all that is an item that the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) and the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) both agree is yet another looming cost-shock. That would be the damaging Department of Energy (DOE) rule.

While the final outcome is not yet determined, MHARR has taken a savvy and the latest possible ‘kill shot’ to what industry pros say is a sales-killing of lower cost, affordable housing providing manufactured home DOE rule stop from ever coming into effect.

With that backdrop, MHARR has provided the following items, one a pre-release exclusive to MHProNews several days before the balance of the industry will receive the same MHARR information.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   Contact: MHARR

(202) 783-4087 

 MHARR calls on DOE to Withdraw Energy Rule Based on Court Injunction

Washington, D.C., February 22, 2022 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in a February 16, 2022 communication to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, (copy attached) has called on DOE to halt activity on its pending manufactured housing energy standards rule in accordance with a nationwide injunction issued by a federal judge in a lawsuit filed by ten state attorneys general (AGs) challenging the use of “Social Cost of Carbon” (SCC) estimates in federal rulemaking proceedings.

The states, in Louisiana v. Biden, asserted that SCC estimates of alleged “global climate benefits,” adopted in February 2021, are being used to skew cost-benefit analyses underlying multiple proposed rules, including the manufactured housing energy standards rule published by DOE on August 26, 2022 and modified on October 26, 2022. MHARR, which has consistently opposed this rule since its inception, had previously alerted the Missouri AG, in a parallel lawsuit, to DOE’s reliance on the essentially fraudulent SCC construct. That information appears to have been conveyed to the state plaintiffs in the Louisiana v. Biden litigation.

The February 11, 2022 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, in Louisiana v. Biden, grants a preliminarily injunction against DOE and other federal defendants from “adopting, relying upon, or treating as binding,” the February 2021 SCC values. To the extent, therefore, that the proposed DOE manufactured housing energy standards rule – as expressly noted by the court in its injunction decision – relies upon SCC values to supposedly establish the “benefits” of the proposed rule, that rule, as maintained by MHARR in its February 16, 2022 communication to DOE, is enjoined from proceeding. Moreover, to the extent that the DOE proposed manufactured housing energy standards intrinsically rely upon a cost-benefit analysis that includes the SCC values, the entire proposed rule is fatally-flawed, and cannot move forward in its current form.

Consequently, as MHARR’s communication states, DOE should withdraw the proposed rule and develop a new proposal based on valid and legitimate cost-benefit calculations, in accordance with all applicable law.

In Washington, D.C., MHARR President and CEO, Mark Weiss, stated: “The applicability of the District Court’s ruling and Preliminary Injunction to DOE’s proposed manufactured housing energy standards rule is beyond any reasonable dispute insofar as the court’s decision specifically references that very rulemaking.” Weiss continued: “While the court’s decision is a gratifying verification of the position that MHARR has taken in this matter for years, it is unfortunate that the DOE proceeding – with the initial support of part of the industry – ever reached this point. The DOE rulemaking, which has been fatally-defective from day-one, as documented by MHARR, should be withdrawn and replaced instead with a legitimate rulemaking within the HUD statutory consensus process, that is rooted in reality and the actual needs and interests of manufactured housing consumers.”

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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See related Granholm letter

The above should be considered in the light of the letter from MHARR to DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm.


February 16, 2022


Hon. Jennifer Granholm
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20585-0121


Re: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Housing (EERE-2009-BT-BC-0021/RIN 1904-AC11)

Dear Secretary Granholm:

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is a national trade organization representing the interests of manufactured housing producers subject to federal regulation by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pursuant to the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 5401, et seq.) and by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to section 413 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) (42 U.S.C. 17071).

On August 26, 2021, DOE, pursuant to EISA section 413, published proposed energy conservation standards for manufactured homes (86 Federal Register, No. 163, p. 47744, et seq.). Those proposed standards, subsequently, were revised slightly pursuant to a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) published by DOE on October 26, 2021 (86 Federal Register, No. 204, p. 59042, et seq.). MHARR, on behalf of its members, submitted comments objecting to the proposed energy standards rule – both as originally published and as subsequently modified – on October 25, 2021 and November 22, 2021.

In both the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPR) concerning the proposed manufactured housing energy conservation standards published on August 26, 2021 and the October 26, 2021 NODA, DOE expressly stated and affirmed that its cost-benefit analysis for the proposed standards included consideration of alleged global benefits of reductions in greenhouse gas emissions supposedly attributable to the proposed standards, utilizing the “Social Cost of Carbon” construct and related values as mandated by Executive Order 13990, issued by President Biden on January 20, 2021 (86 Federal Register, No. 14, p. 7037, et seq.).[1] The public comment period for the August 26, 2021 SNPR and the October 26, 2021 NODA closed on November 26, 2021. A public comment period pertaining to a Draft Environmental Impact Statement concerning the proposed manufactured housing standards is currently open until February 28, 2022 (87 Federal Register, No. 10, p. 2359, et seq.).

On February 11, 2022, Judge James D. Cain, United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, in Louisiana v. Biden, Case No. 2:21’CV-01074, ruled that the Social Cost of Carbon estimates and valuations relied upon by DOE in this rulemaking,[2] among others, are likely unlawful, and ordered DOE not to rely upon or utilize such estimates and valuations. Specifically, Judge Cain, in his February 11, 2022 Memorandum Ruling and attached order,[3] prohibits DOE and you, as DOE Secretary,[4] from:

  • Adopting, employing, treating as binding, or relying upon the work product of the Interagency Working Group (IWG);
  • Independently relying upon the IWG’s methodology considering global effects, discount rates and time horizons;
  • Adopting, employing, treating as binding or relying upon any Social Cost of Greenhouse Gas estimates based on global effects or that otherwise fails to comply with applicable law;
  • Adopting, employing, treating as binding, or relying upon any Social Cost of Greenhouse Gas estimates based on global effects or that otherwise fails to comply with applicable law;
  • Adopting, employing, or treating as binding, or relying upon any estimate of Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases that does not … comply with Circular A-4; and
  • Relying upon or implementing Section 5 of Executive Order 13990 in any manner.

Insofar as both the August 26, 2021 SNPR and the October 26, 2021 NODA expressly and elementally rely upon greenhouse gas emission reduction values as updated by the IWG in February 2021 (including global benefit calculations and estimates) pursuant to Executive Order 13990, Judge Cain’s order specifically enjoins DOE from taking any further action in this matter based on the current proposed rule and the current rulemaking record.

Further, to the extent that the Social Cost of Carbon IWG estimates are — and, to date, have been — an elemental aspect of the current rulemaking and a fundamental component of DOE’s alleged cost-benefit analysis in this matter, and insofar as a valid and legitimate cost-benefit analysis for any such rule is mandated procedurally by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and substantively by EISA section 413, this entire matter, consistent with Judge Cain’s ruling and applicable law, must be withdrawn from further consideration and reconsidered by DOE, ab initio, using cost benefit calculations that do not rely in any manner on the Social Cost of Carbon calculations of the IWG and are consistent with Office of Management and Budget Circular A-4.

Such a fundamental re-analysis and reconsideration is especially crucial in this rulemaking which, as is emphasized in MHARR’s previous comments, would involve crippling price increases for the nation’s premier source of non-subsidized affordable housing and, according to MHARR’s calculations, based on National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) economics metrics, could exclude millions of lower and moderate-income American families from the manufactured housing market and from homeownership altogether, directly contrary to the housing, home finance and equity policies of President Biden.

In accordance with all of the foregoing, MHARR reserves its right to take further action against DOE, as necessary, to seek appropriate relief in the event that DOE attempts to proceed further in this matter on the current state of the record.


Mark Weiss

President and CEO


cc: Hon. Joseph R. Biden
Hon. Merrick Garland
Hon. Marcia Fudge
Hon. Shalanda Young
HUD Code Manufactured Housing Industry Members and Consumers

[1] See, 86 Federal Register (August 26, 2021), supra at p. 47815, col. 1: “DOE used the estimates for the social cost of greenhouse gasses (‘SC-GHG’) from the most recent update of the Interagency Working Group (‘IWG’) from [the] ‘Technical Support Document, Social Cost of Carbon, Methane and Nitrous Oxide Interim Estimates under Executive Order 13990.’ (February 2021). DOE has determined that the estimates from the February [SCC] TSD … are based upon sound analysis and provide well founded estimates for DOE’s analysis of the impacts and reductions of emissions anticipated from the proposed rule.” (Emphasis added). See also, 86 Federal Register (October 26, 2021), supra at p. 59043, col. 3: “Further, DOE calculates the value of the reduced emissions of CO2, CH4 and N2O (collectively, greenhouse gasses or GHGs) using a range of values per metric ton of pollutant, consistent with the interim estimates issued in February 2021 under Executive Order 13990.” (Emphasis added).  

[2] Judge Cain’s Memorandum Ruling specifically cites and references the DOE manufactured housing energy conservation rulemaking as an instance of federal agency reliance upon the updated 2021 SCC values and Executive Order 13990. See, Memorandum Ruling at pp. 16-17.

[3] See, February 11, 2022 Order, attached hereto.

[4] See, attached February 11, 2022 Order, naming both “Jennifer Granholm” and the “U.S. Department of Energy” as named and enjoined defendants in the Louisiana v.Biden litigation.


Additional Information, More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief

Several more points could be made. On paper, MHI and MHARR see this threat similarly, at least based upon their statements to their respective members.

That said, one of MHI’s members is Next Step. Next Step produced a document that Democratic Attorneys General (AGs) have referenced in support of the looming DOE Energy Rule. Next Step has according to publicly available information has received funding and/or support from the Manufactured Housing Institute as well as from Clayton Homes.


Then there is the history of this issue, which is explored in the light of two documents that indicate that before MHI said they ‘oppose’ this rule that documented apparent MHI’s support addressed in writing to the DOE. Those documents stating support of the DOE Energy Rule does not appear to have been revealed to all of MHI’s members, but apparently only to select ‘insider’ corporate leaders. The letters documenting MHI’s ‘once secret’ stance were obtained from a federal source and are provided in the report linked below.


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MHI has not indicated any willingness to sue on behalf of the industry. That is apparent from the DOE energy rule, the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 and its “enhanced preemption” provision, or to get FHFA and the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs, i.e.: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) to get the Duty to Serve (DTS) enforced.



The irony of this pattern, that MHI’s leaders have yet to deny when asked by MHProNews, is that this opportunity to stop the energy rule is precisely because of litigation. To take litigation off the table is to surrender one of the most important tools that manufactured housing ought to have when a law is being abused and/or ignored.


To learn more, see the related linked reports. At this time, the situation looks more hopeful than a week ago, thanks in no small part to MHARR’s efforts which may well have influenced the suit that has made this opportunity to stop the looming DOE rule possible.

MHProNews will continue to monitor these developments and report to the industry, consumers, investors, and other interest parties as deemed warranted.

Tampa Free Press


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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 2.18.2022

  • Dow’s worst day of the year
  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 16, 2022 in New York City.
  • Dow falls 622 points after US officials warn that a Russian invasion Ukraine is imminent
  • America is going back to the office, and that could mean another round of resignations
  • A short work week, cash to invest: How companies try to attract workers
  • Mortgage rates jump to nearly 4%
  • OPINION Why inflation is about to peak
  • Do supply chains hold the key to reducing inflation?
  • Charlie Munger defends windowless dorms and China investments
  • Elon Musk says the SEC is gunning for his free speech rights
  • We tested Apple’s new option to unlock an iPhone while wearing a mask
  • Trump social media app gearing up for launch
  • What is a financial coach and who really needs one?
  • Coca-Cola introduces a first-of-its-kind flavor
  • Taco Bell is bringing back a fan-favorite dessert after a seven-year wait
  • How a beloved orange tabby cat became a voice for America’s union workers
  • A next-generation Chevrolet could have airless tires
  • The Felicity Ace, ship full of luxury cars is shown on February 17, stranded in the middle of the Atlantic. It caught fire in the North Atlantic on Wednesday, as it carried cargo including Porsches and Volkswagens from Emden, Germany to Davisville, Rhode Island. After a fire broke out in the cargo hold, it spread and forced all 22 crew members to abandon ship. The crew was safely picked up by the Portuguese Navy.
  • A cargo ship full of luxury cars is on fire and adrift in the middle of the Atlantic
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the grand opening event of the new Apple store at The Grove on November 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Apple investors urged to vote against a nearly $100 million pay package for CEO Tim Cook
  • Stranger Things announces an end date
  • Gasoline prices are displayed at a gas station on February 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The average price for one gallon of self-service regular gas hit a new record high in Los Angeles County today for the fourth time in the past five days.
  • California gas hits record high, and could reach $5 soon
  • Russia-Ukraine crisis sends oil on roller coaster
  • 6 ways the Russia-Ukraine conflict could hurt your wallet
  • Biden official warns Russia against weaponizing energy
  • Banks pledging net zero are pouring money into fossil fuel
  • The Facebook logo is displayed during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on April 30, 2019 in San Jose, California.
  • Meta agrees to pay $90 million to settle privacy lawsuit
  • me won’t require facial recognition to verify identity
  • Apple plans AirTag updates to curb unwanted tracking
  • Google will change Android app tracking for user privacy
  • Uber now lets you see negative reviews from drivers

Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax – evening of 2.17.2022

  • Poll: More Than Two-Thirds Believe Clinton Campaign Scandal Is ‘Very Important’
  • A full 68% of likely voters believe special counsel John Durham’s accusations regarding Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign are “very important,” according to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports. In court papers last week, Durham alleged that Clinton’s campaign paid an internet company to infiltrate servers at Trump Tower and the White House in order to link Trump to Russia. [Full Story]
  • Ukraine in Crisis
  • Rand Paul May Slow Ukraine Support Resolution
  • Biden: ‘Every Indication’ Russia Prepared to Attack Ukraine
  • Blinken to UN: Russia Planning to Invade Ukraine in ‘Coming Days’
  • Russia Expels a Top US Embassy Official
  • UK PM Johnson: Kindergarten Attack a ‘False Flag Operation’
  • Zelenskyy: Pro-Russian Forces Shell Kindergarten
  • Britain Says Putin Could Drag Out Ukraine Crisis for Months
  • With Fast-Track Passports, Russia Extends Clout in Ukraine
  • More Ukraine in Crisis
  • Newsmax TV
  • Stewart: Threat to Arm Resistance Would Stop Putin
  • Blackburn: Jake Sullivan Should Step Aside After Durham Filing | video
  • Babin: Hillary Should Face DOJ, FBI Investigations | video
  • Tenney: Durham Findings Point to Need for GOP Wins in 2024 | video
  • Reschenthaler: Putin Using Biden’s Weakness to Control Timeline | video
  • Mike Lindell: We’ll Try Again to Deliver Pillows to Canadian Truckers | video
  • John Thune: Biden, Not Putin, Responsible for Rising Gas Prices | video
  • More Newsmax TV
  • Newsfront
  • Trump Must Testify in NY Investigation, Judge Rules
  • Former President Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in New York state’s civil investigation into his business practices, a judge ruled Thursday.Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., to comply with subpoenas…… [Full Story]
  • People’s Convoy Organizer to Newsmax: US Trucker Protest Hits the Road Wednesday
  • The “People’s Convoy,” the United States’ trucker protest against [Full Story]
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  • Canadian Official: Donors for Truckers’ Protest Are Part of ‘Pro-Trump Movement’
  • Omar: Reporting on Small-Time Freedom Convoy Donors ‘Unconscionable’
  • Carter: ‘Beneficial’ If Trump Moved on From 2020 Election
  • Buddy Carter, R-Ga., told the Daily Mail in an interview that it [Full Story]
  • McConnell: Release of BLM Shooting Suspect ‘Jaw-Dropping’
  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday condemned [Full Story]
  • China Has ‘Total Control,’ Treats Athletes as ‘Subhumans’ in Olympic ‘Loop’
  • As more of the world ditches restrictive coronavirus restrictions and [Full Story] | Platinum Article
  • Democrats Fear Extinction of Their ‘Toxic’ Brand in Rural America
  • Some Democrats in rural Pennsylvania are afraid to tell you they’re [Full Story]
  • Moderna Eyes Omicron-Specific COVID Booster by August
  • An omicron-specific booster could be ready by August, the CEO of U.S. [Full Story]
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  • ‘Hypocritical’ for Pelosi to Praise Israel but Not Condemn Ocasio-Cortez’s Lies
  • With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in Jerusalem and lauding [Full Story] | Platinum Article
  • Clinton Campaign Lawyer Sussmann Seeks Durham Charges Dismissed
  • Attorneys for Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann filed a motion [Full Story]
  • Ex-NY Times Columnist Ineligible to Run for Oregon Governor
  • The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that former New York Times [Full Story]
  • Sexual Assault Reports Increase at US Military Academies
  • Reported sexual assaults at the U.S. military academies increased [Full Story]
  • Blinken to UN: Russia Planning to Invade Ukraine in ‘Coming Days’
  • S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken laid out at the United Nations [Full Story]
  • Poll: Kemp Up 9 Points in Georgia Race
  • Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp holds about a 9-point lead over his closest [Full Story]
  • Trump Endorses Texas’ Monica De La Cruz for Congress
  • Former President Donald Trump endorsed Monica De La Cruz, who was [Full Story]
  • DeSantis Spokeswoman: Miami Archbishop Lying About the Governor
  • The press secretary for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is accusing Miami [Full Story]
  • Shcherbakova Wins Figure Skating Gold as Valieva Fails
  • A Russian woman was standing atop the figure skating podium at the [Full Story]
  • Mayor Adams Proposes ‘Basically Flat’ NYPD Funding With First Budget
  • New York City Mayor Eric Adams suggested a slight decrease in police [Full Story]
  • Biden: ‘Every Indication’ Russia Prepared to Attack Ukraine
  • President Joe Biden said Thursday that there is a “very high” risk of [Full Story]
  • Olympics: Canada Enjoys Sweet Revenge on US in Ice Hockey
  • Canada turned four years of bitter disappointment into triumph on [Full Story]
  • Yellowstone’s Forrie J. Smith Nixes SAG Awards Over COVID Vaccine Rules
  • Actor Forrie J. Smith of the hit show “Yellowstone” has said that he [Full Story]
  • Weekly US Jobless Claims Rise for the First Time in a Month
  • More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week following [Full Story]
  • Justice Dept. to Take On Exploitation of Supply Chain Issues
  • The Justice Department wants to identify companies that exploit [Full Story]
  • Florida House Passes GOP 15-Week Abortion Ban
  • Florida’s House of Representatives passed a bill to ban abortions [Full Story]
  • CNN Probe Complete, Yet Many Mysteries on Cuomo, Zucker Remain
  • CNN’s parent company says it has completed its investigation into [Full Story]
  • FAA Head Resigns After Effort to Rebuild Agency’s Reputation
  • The leader of the Federal Aviation Administration, whose agency has [Full Story]
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  • Is Britney Spears headed to Washington D.C.? The pop star and her [Full Story]
  • National Guard Deployed at Texas Border Are Unionizing
  • Texas National Guard troops deployed to the border under Operation [Full Story]
  • Hillary Reacts to Claim She Spied on Trump: ‘Nonsense’
  • Hillary Clinton broke her silence Wednesday on Twitter as she finally [Full Story]
  • Moderna CEO: 80 Percent Chance Next COVID Strain Less Virulent Than Omicron
  • Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel told CNBC’s ”Squawk Box Asia” on [Full Story]
  • Finance
  • Banner 2021 for Stocks Boosts Average 401(k) Balance to $130.7k
  • Wall Street’s blockbuster gains in 2021 helped pad savers’ retirement accounts, lifting the average balance on some popular investment plans to new highs…. [Full Story]
  • Ford, Battery Maker Face Job Requirement for Tennessee Plant
  • US Court Orders Further Review of United Airlines Vaccine Mandate
  • Biden Infrastructure Plan Gives $1B for Great Lakes Cleanup
  • Trevor Gerszt: Discord Within the Fed Could Boost Gold Prices
  • More Finance
  • Health
  • CDC Could Loosen Indoor Mask Mandates as Early as Next Week
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could ease its indoor masking guidance as early as next week. The agency is weighing a new benchmark for whether masks are needed, basing it on the level of severe disease and hospitalizations in a given community, two…… [Full Story]
  • Anxiety, Depression, Other Mental Health Woes Rise in Year After COVID Recovery
  • Brain Power Doesn’t Start to Slow Until After 60
  • Scientists Create ‘Universal’ Donor Organs Where Blood Type Doesn’t Matter
  • Sleeping Two More Hours a Night May Boost Weight Loss



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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Equities Closing Tickers

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                            • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
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                            • NOTE: 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.

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