For your information, earlier this afternoon, the House of Representatives by a 408-ayes, 4-noes and 1-present passed the “Manufactured Housing Week” resolution sponsored by Congressman Joe Donnelly (IN-2nd). The below news release provides you with the relevant details.
MHARR extends its sincere thanks and gratitude to Congressman Donnelly not only for this important recognition of the industry, but for his continuing support of and efforts to advance the manufactured housing industry and its consumers of affordable housing.
Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform
1331 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Suite 508
Washington, D.C. 20004
From the Office of Congressman Joe Donnelly,
2nd District of Indiana
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Elizabeth Shappell
May 25, 2010
HOUSE PASSES DONNELLY RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MANUFACTURED HOUSING WEEK
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed a resolution authored by Congressman Joe Donnelly recognizing the importance of manufactured housing to American families and recognizing the third week in June, which is National Homeownership Month, as “Manufactured Housing Week.”
Manufactured and modular housing provides homes to over 18 million Americans. Given the ongoing turmoil in the housing market, Donnelly pointed to manufactured housing as continuing to be a viable option for affordable housing for working families.
“I’m proud to recognize the manufactured housing industry that provides not only quality, affordable housing for Americans across the country, but also good-paying jobs for Hoosiers,” said Donnelly. “We’re fortunate to have the manufactured housing industry in Indiana because creating affordable homeownership is one of the fundamental building blocks of our society and plays an essential role in achieving the American Dream. It helps to provide families with economic security and build strong communities.”
To watch a video of Congressman Donnelly’s speech supporting Manufactured Housing Week, click here.
Donnelly has consistently advocated for this industry vital to north central Indiana’s economy since coming to Congress in 2007. To learn more about his work for the manufactured housing industry, including successfully authoring legislation to increase access to capital, improve loan availability, and ensure fair regulation of the industry, click here.