According to a report from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), an exchange of letters between MHARR and HUD, following President Obama’s Executive Order (EO) #13563, in which the president called for an examination of regulations that guide federal agencies, produced a standoff. Ms. Teresa Payne, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory Affairs and Manufactured Housing (on behalf of HUD Assistant Secretary David Stevens), says HUD is a neutral party in enforcing regulations through its inspection agencies and auditors in protecting consumers, and that it includes the industry in its decision-making process. MHARR President Danny Ghorbani says HUD enforcement unduly burdens small business, stems job growth, and makes decisions behind closed doors, despite the EO’s insistence on transparency. Now, MHARR has succeeded in convincing the Oversight Plan of the House Financial Services Committee to examine HUD’s Manufactured Housing Program in this session of Congress. Details will be discussed at the MHARR meeting in Tunica, Mississippi.