HUD 2023 PIT–Homelessness Worst in Years-‘Homelessness Solvable Should Not Exist in United States’ Said Sec Marcia Fudge, Homelessness and Manufactured Housing Connection, Facts/Analysis

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“Homelessness is solvable and should not exist in the United States,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge per the press release found below in this fact- and evidence-packed report and analysis that includes the entire statement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The PIT is HUD’s abbreviation for its 2023 Annual Homeless Assessment Report: Part 1: Point-in-Time [PIT] Estimates. Per the release that follows in Part I, Fudge added: “From day one, this Administration has put forth a comprehensive plan to tackle homelessness and we’ve acted aggressively and in conjunction with our federal, state, and local partners to address this challenge.” What did Sec. Fudge have to say about the connection between homelessness and manufactured housing?

In her HUD press release, nothing. But there is more on that aspect of the issue in Part II where additional information from a variety of sources that span the left-ride media divide are brought forward for affordable housing advocates, manufactured home pros, public officials, investors, and others to consider. That segment will include a focused backgrounder on the various causes, per third party research, to the growing homelessness crisis in the U.S. during the Biden era.

 

Part I. HUD Releases 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Estimate 

 

HUD No. 23-278

HUD Public Affairs

(202) 708-0685

FOR RELEASE

Friday

December 15, 2023

HUD Releases January 2023 Point-in-Time Count Report

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released its 2023 Annual Homeless Assessment Report: Part 1: Point-in-Time Estimates, an annual snapshot of the number of individuals in shelters, temporary housing, and in unsheltered settings. The report found more than 650,000 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2023, a 12% increase from 2022. The report also includes the Housing Inventory Count of shelter and housing resources to serve people experiencing homelessness.

The rise in homelessness at the beginning of 2023 continued a pre-pandemic trend from 2016 to 2020, when homelessness also increased. President Biden’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) – the largest single-year investment in preventing and ending homelessness in U.S. history – prevented a rise in homelessness between 2020 and 2022. Many of these ARP resources have now expired or wound down, which has contributed to the increase in homelessness.

In the nearly one year since the 2023 PIT Count was conducted, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken sweeping new steps that are yielding results: through implementation of the Housing Supply Action Plan, more apartments are on track to be built this year than any year on record; this week, HUD announced that it has helped more than 424,000 households connect to homeless support services, exit homelessness, or avoid homelessness altogether in 2023; and earlier this month, VA announced that it has housed more than 38,000 homeless veterans-meeting its goal for 2023 two months early.

“Homelessness is solvable and should not exist in the United States,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “From day one, this Administration has put forth a comprehensive plan to tackle homelessness and we’ve acted aggressively and in conjunction with our federal, state, and local partners to address this challenge. We’ve made positive strides, but there is still more work to be done. This data underscores the urgent need for support for proven solutions and strategies that help people quickly exit homelessness and that prevent homelessness in the first place.”

HUD data indicates that the rise in overall homelessness is largely due to a sharp rise in the number of people who became homeless for the first time. Between federal fiscal years 2021 and 2022, the number of people who became newly homeless increased by 25%, even as the number of people who exited homelessness to permanent housing increased by 8%. This rise in first-time homelessness is likely attributable to a combination of factors, including but not limited to, the recent changes in the rental housing market and the winding down of pandemic protections and programs focused on preventing evictions and housing loss. Most notably, rental housing conditions were extraordinarily challenging in the year preceding the January 2023 PIT count. This rate of rent growth has now moderated thanks to housing under construction becoming available to rent in the coming year, but the supply shortage of 2022 likely contributed to this increase in rents and homelessness in 2022.

Since Day One, the Biden-Harris Administration has been tackling the nation’s homelessness crisis with the urgency it requires, prioritizing new resources and programs to help communities quickly reconnect people experiencing homelessness to housing. The Biden-Harris Administration’s pandemic-era protections and programs such as the scaling of additional Emergency Rental Assistance, and implementation of the enhanced Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit prevented evictions and helped to prevent a spike in homelessness in 2021 even amidst worsening housing needs. The Administration has partnered with state and local leaders across the country to support their efforts. Today the Biden-Harris Administration is releasing fact sheets showing how each state has benefitted from historic investments across key programs. These investments are in addition to sweeping new efforts across the Administration to increase housing supply, lower costs, and protect renters, including through the first-ever Housing Supply Action Plan and Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights.

The Biden-Harris Administration continues its efforts to not only stop but reverse the post-2016 trend of rising homelessness, as stated in All In, The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, which the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released in December 2022. President Biden’s FY2024 Budget calls for Congress to make commonsense investments to lower rental costs and address homelessness, including guaranteed vouchers for low-income veterans and youth aging out of foster care-two groups at higher risk of homelessness.

HUD has substantially invested in addressing the housing needs of those facing homelessness, particularly the most vulnerable populations – see a summary of these actions here. To see highlights on how communities are making progress in addressing and reducing homelessness, see HUD’s fact sheet.

Read the 2023 Point-in-Time count by the numbers here. More information can be found via the PIT Count summary.

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HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

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Part II – Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

It was just a couple of months ago that Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) made the insightful statement in their report on homelessness that experts broadly agree that the top cause for homelessness is the lack of affordable housing.

That may sound ‘duh,’ to some, but that is a true insight from the report found below. There are obviously other factors, which are explored in the report linked below. The report also specifically looks at how manufactured housing fits into this picture.

 

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Marcia Fudge is the current Secretary of HUD. HUD is the primary regulator of HUD Code manufactured homes. OPB is a leftist or liberal media outlet. Surely, HUD Secretary Fudge knew – or should have – about that aspect of the OPB report, which cited several other researchers (see the article). What has Secretary Fudge had to say about the connections between manufactured housing, which her agency is the primary federal regulator of, and the growing homeless crisis?

Per this search using Bing AI/Bing CoPilot, is the following Q&A.

> “What has HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge or other Biden era HUD Officials had to say about HUD Code manufactured homes?”

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge has been a vocal advocate for manufactured homes. In a recent press release, she stated that “Increasing the supply of affordable homes in this country will require us to use every tool available to us. That includes innovative solutions like manufactured housing” 1.

I was not able to find any other statements from Secretary Fudge or other Biden era HUD officials specifically about HUD Code manufactured homes. However, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed the largest set of changes to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards in over two decades 2.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

 

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Image generated for Manufactured Home Pro News (MHProNews.com) to illustrate the connection between a lack of affordable manufactured homes and rising homelessness. HUD’s latest data indicated that homelessness is rising in part due to the newly homeless. Other research makes the connection between a lack of affordable housing and homelessness.

In the late summer of 2023, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) revised its website. What does it say about homelessness? On 12.18.2023 at about 1:52 PM, nothing per their search tool. Note that since MHI is both a production and post-production or “umbrella” trade group, the homelessness issue would fall under their self-proclaimed arena of interest in as much as their home page proclaims they represent “all segments” of the manufactured and factory-built housing industry.

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In the late summer of 2023, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) revised its website. What does it say about homelessness? On 12.18.2023 at about 1:52 PM, nothing per their search tool. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report and others on MHProNews can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. For example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

 

Note that per sources deemed reliable, several involved in leadership at MHI are regular readers of MHProNews. So, even if they didn’t personally consider or read about the connection between a lack of affordable housing and homelessness, they ought to know about it from reading MHProNews and/or MHLivingNews. After all, both platforms have explored that connection between a lack of access to affordable HUD Code manufactured homes and homelessness for years.

 

In another Q&A with Bing AI, was the follow up to the inquiry shown above.

> “Let me see if I understand this correctly. HUD is the primary regulator of HUD Code manufactured homes, correct? According to research reported by Oregon Public Broadcasting, unpacked at the link here https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/opb-probes-homelessness-causes-possible-fixes-most-agree-blame-falls-on-lack-of-affordable-housing-pallets-manufactured-home-takeaways-ai-insights-analysis-plus-mhville-markets/ most experts blame homelessness on the lack of affordable housing, is the correct?”

BingsAIchatAnswerImage-MHProNewsYes, you are correct. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the primary regulator of HUD Code manufactured homes 1According to a report by Oregon Public Broadcasting, most experts blame homelessness on the lack of affordable housing 2The report also highlights that the lack of affordable housing is a nationwide crisis that has been exacerbated by declining government-backed incentives to build housing for people with lower incomes 2.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

Learn more

 

HUD Secretary Fudge admits that there should be no homelessness in the U.S.   They admit that the rising cost of housing is part of the problem. But that rising cost of housing has occurred during Joe Biden’s time in the White House, and she was Biden’s pick to run HUD.  Federal spending for HUD has risen dramatically since President Donald J. Trump left the White House. To illustrate, consider this Q&A with Bing AI/Bing CoPilot.

 

> “Pardon me Bing, but can’t you find from federal sources what the actual budget was for each year in the Trump Adminstration? Can’t you also find the actual budget approved by Congress for 2021, 2022, and 2023 for HUD? That’s the data I’m looking for. The actual budgets for HUD in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.”

BingsAIchatAnswerImage-MHProNewsI apologize for the confusion in my previous response. Here are the actual budgets for HUD in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023:

As for the actual budget approved by Congress for 2021, 2022, and 2023, the following sources provide more information:

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

> “Useful. Now, what was the official U.S. rate of inflation for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and year to date through 2023?”

BingsAIchatAnswerImage-MHProNewsAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the official U.S. rate of inflation for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 were as follows:

> “Useful. As to the rate for 2023, isn’t it true that several sources say that the official rate for 2023 is too low? Also, isn’t it true that several of the prior months in 2023 for inflation were later revised higher after the official U.S. federal data was released?”

BingsAIchatAnswerImage-MHProNewsYou are correct that several sources have suggested that the official rate of inflation for 2023 is too low. According to a report by the St. Louis Fed, the annualized inflation rate for core goods and services in 2023 is 3.6%, which is lower than in preceding years but still well above the target 1.

It is also true that several of the prior months in 2023 for inflation were later revised higher after the official U.S. federal data was released. For instance, the official rate of inflation for November 2023 was initially reported as 0.1%, but was later revised to 0.3% 23.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

 

Among the headlines on left-leaning MSN this morning was this: “Democrat Sounds Alarm on Biden’s America Those Inflation Scars are Really, Really Deep.” It said that NBC News Senior Business Correspondent Christine Romans “discussed the economy’s negative views, highlighting a 10% inflation level over the past two years, with shelter costs being a significant issue” and that: “Romans pointed out that Americans are experiencing a 10% increase in prices, particularly in housing costs, which are challenging to address.”

Another headline, this one to an op-ed on the Messenger said: “The Housing Cost Crisis Could Cost Biden Dearly In 2024.” That op-ed stated: “Some progressive organizers say Biden and Democrats need to do more to address high housing costs. Persistently high housing costs could cost President Joe Biden in the 2024 election, especially among younger, liberal voters who have been edged out of the housing market or [are] struggling with high rent.” It would be expected that Republicans would commonly oppose Biden policies, but these are left-leaning groups and personalities which are saying that Biden and the Democrats are being viewed dimly for their handling of housing issues. Left-leaning Yahoo News said: “Why maintaining America’s ballooning debt could be as big a challenge in the years ahead as the debt itself.” (Italics added by Google search.)

Yahoo Finance reported that: “About 67% of millennial renters who plan to buy a home reported having no savings for a down payment.” Left-leaning Newsweek said: “Roughly 60 million people are estimated to be at risk of losing access to intercity bus services.” Left-leaning Bloomberg said: “Biden Stands to Lose More to Third-Party Candidates Than Trump Does.” “Third-party candidates are emerging as a potentially crucial obstacle to reassembling Joe Biden’s winning 2020 election coalition, particularly younger voters, in the battleground states likely to decide the US presidency.”

 

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Several recent swing state and national polls indicate that in a Trump vs. Biden faceoff in 2024, Biden trails by several points.  Loss of Black, Hispanic, independents, and younger voters to Trump or other candidates are reasons why several pundits who doubted Trump’s ability to win in 2024 are now wondering about Biden’s ability to win. The economy  and ‘kitchen table issues’ matter. Inflation is often the top issue for many, and housing is at times near the top concerns for voters. Higher cost for housing, transportation, and other life necessities are impacting Biden and Democrats, per surveys that include those produced by and for left-leaning media outlets. Given the evidence of data previously reported by MHProNews on related topics, it is little wonder that the electorate is shifting away from Biden, even though tens of million would doubtlessly still vote for him.

 

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Cost of Mortgage Payments up Roughly 90 Percent Under Biden

In a report MHProNews and/or MHLivingNews may explore this week, the WND News Center said that the monthly cost for a mortgage payment is up a staggering 90 percent under Joe Biden and so-called “Bidenomics.”

In a report that the WND News Center made available to MHProNews is the following regarding the latest HUD data on homelessness.

 

U.S.
URBAN UNREST

More Americans are homeless than ever before

Rose 12% between 2022 and 2023 as housing, rent prices spiked

By WND News Services
Published December 16, 2023 at 3:22pm

Jason Cohen
Daily Caller News Foundation

The homeless population in the United States has reached its highest reported level, according to a report published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Friday.

Homelessness rose 12% between 2022 and 2023 as housing and rent prices have significantly risen and aid from COVID-19 pandemic programs has plummeted, according to the report. Around 653,000 individuals were homeless on one night in January 2023, marking the highest number recorded since the U.S. began tracking it in 2007.

Homelessness rose by more than 70,000 people, according to the report. The rise in homelessness was largely attributable to people becoming homeless for the first time, as that number rose by 25% between federal fiscal years 2021 and 2022, according to a press release on Friday.

> By the numbers: HUD and our community partners are projected to serve 330,000 people in 2023, a 15% increase from 2022.

Additionally, HUD has worked with Public Housing Authorities across the country to help more than 94,000 households exit or avoid homelessness this year. pic.twitter.com/KzZlMKameh

— Department of Housing and Urban Development (@HUDgov) December 13, 2023

“Homelessness is solvable and should not exist in the United States,” HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge stated in the press release. “From day one, this Administration has put forth a comprehensive plan to tackle homelessness and we’ve acted aggressively and in conjunction with our federal, state, and local partners to address this challenge. We’ve made positive strides, but there is still more work to be done. This data underscores the urgent need for support for proven solutions and strategies that help people quickly exit homelessness and that prevent homelessness in the first place.”

Homelessness has risen in many areas in the U.S., including New York CityLos Angeles, California, and Portland, Oregon.

HUD pointed the Daily Caller News Foundation to the press release. The White House did not immediately respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.

This story originally was published by the Daily Caller News Foundation. ##

 

Not to slight other new sources, it is simply a fact that most mainstream media sources – be they left-center or right leaning – have little or no notion about the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (MHIA) and the so-called “enhanced preemption” authority that Democratic lawmakers who helped pass the act and others have asserted in writing that the MHIA gives to HUD.

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Secretary Fudge is aware of this, per remarks she made video recorded on CSPAN.  Yet, Fudge has declined to use that authority. Apparently, MHI has not pressed her in her public appearances with them at their events to do so.

 

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To illustrate and underscore the issue, consider the following Q&A with Bing AI/Bing CoPilot’s search tool.

> “Can you find any evidence that the Manufactured Housing Institute at events where HUD Secretary Fudge was present asked her publicly to enforce the enhanced preemption provision of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000?”

I was not able to find any evidence that the Manufactured Housing Institute asked HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge publicly to enforce the enhanced preemption provision of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 at events where she was present. However, there are several articles from Manufactured Home Pro News that discuss the enhanced preemption provision of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 and how it can be used to increase the supply of affordable housing 123.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

> “Can you find any mention of the “enhanced preemption” provision of the MHIA on the Manufactured Housing Institute website?”

I was not able to find any mention of the “enhanced preemption” provision of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (MHIA) on the Manufactured Housing Institute website 12However, there are several articles from Manufactured Home Pro News that discuss the enhanced preemption provision of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 and how it can be used to increase the supply of affordable housing 345.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

To further illustrate the issue, here is a recent screen capture of a search for “enhanced preemption” on the MHI website.

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Multiple Systemic Failures on Full Display in Homelessness Crisis  

The above illustrates multiple systemic failures with respect to HUD, MHI, and the homelessness crisis.  When the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) gets a meeting with HUD officials, per that source, the MHIA is a routine topic of discussion.

 

https://manufacturedhousingassociationregulatoryreform.org/mharr-highlights-key-industry-issues-in-meeting-with-hud-assistant-secretary/

Which ought to beg the question. Why isn’t MHI doing the same?

While MHI leaders have declined to comment on the growing evidence-based allegations, one apparent reason why MHI seems to raise the enhanced federal preemption issue is because several prominent MHI members appear to think it is in their business model’s benefit not to enforce enhanced preemption; at least, not at this time.

This appears to be evidence of corruption that may be illegal, according to research by Samuel “Sam” Strommen.

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Research by Strommen and other attorneys directly and/or indirectly blast MHI.

 

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As MHProNews has established through an array of research, documents, MHI is demonstrably failing the industry, seemingly for corrupt reasons.

But HUD and other federal officials are failing the industry, consumers, and affordable housing seekers too. Who says? Ironically, research by HUD officials, and other sources.
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When MHProNews asked some 10 days ago for MHI leaders -board, corporate, senior staff, and legal – to weigh in on such matters, they declined comment.

When MHProNews asks MHARR leaders about such issues, they routinely provide often in depth comments.

 

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Congress and the GAO

The White House, Congress, and the GAO also play a part in such matters.  As the Daily Caller News Foundation noted, questions posed to the White House were met with no reply. HUD pointed to their press release and didn’t comment further. But Congress plays an oversight role. So too do other federal sources, including, but not limited to the Government Accountability Office or GAO.

The GAO recently tagged HUD for its failures on Title I lending for manufactured homes. It is unknown if the GAO is probing HUD’s federal preemption authority at this time, but sources in Washington D.C. have indicated that the GAO has been asked in the past to do so.

Congress last probed HUD in a series of hearings that included MHI, MHARR, and others. But that has been about 11 and 12 years ago. Since then, nothing.

 

> “Congress has previously probed HUD’s purported failure with respect to the enhanced preemption issue, isn’t that correct? Weren’t there hearings in 2011 and 2012 in which Congress heard testimony from officials that said that HUD was failing on enhanced preemption and in other areas important to producing more manufactured housing too? If so, who has reported on those issues in manufactured housing? Does the Manufactured Housing Institute website, for example, have any mention of those 2011 and 2012 federal hearings and those transcripts? Who does have those federal hearing transcripts available?”

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The press releases linked by Bing AI/Bing CoPilot, reveal that Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) has also repeatedly reported on the “enhanced preemption” topic. There are pages of reports on this site (MHProNews) and MHLivingNews with respect to federal enhanced preemption. The quote MHI, MHARR, past or current HUD officials and others. Over the course of several years, MHProNews has asked MHI leaders to address the simple question. Why haven’t you sued to get “enhanced preemption” enforced?
Silence.
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To the extent that tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands are needless homeless in the U.S. if only more people has access to affordable manufactured homes, these are not victimless scenarios.

To the extent that local, state, and federal taxpayers are footing the bill for the costs of homelessness and housing programs, these are also not victimless scenarios.
To the extent that homeless encamped near residences or businesses has a negative impact on public safety or property values, these are also not victimless institutional failures.
It is the job of media, including trade media, to report what is going wrong and to shine a light on the issues. But it is up to others to act upon that information. We do our part, it is time for others to step up and do what they are supposed to do as well. Because as Secretary Fudge oddly or even oxymoronically admitted, ““Homelessness is solvable and should not exist in the United States.” Under Biden and ‘Democratic leadership,’ the problem has worsened, despite bigger budgets.  Merriam Webster defines oxymoron as: “An oxymoron is a self-contradicting word or group of words.” Despite tall talk about helping manufactured housing, manufactured home sales are down sharply. Despite praising manufactured homes, HUD Secretary Fudge has demonstrably failed to do what she has authority to do.

 

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Our son has grown quite a bit since this 12.2019 photo. All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in our manufactured housing industry related concerns. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included the Constitution of the United States, bottled water, and other goodies.

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.com.

Tony earned a journalism scholarship and earned numerous awards in history and in manufactured housing.

For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com.

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