HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s Keynote Address USC Schwarzenegger Institute and USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

DowJonesIndustrialAverageYahoo2.26.2020ManufacturedHousingIndustryInvestmentReportsManufacturedHomeProNewsHUD Secretary Ben Carson’s Driving Affordable Housing bus tour took him to California, among other stops. Tonight’s featured focus includes a video address where Dr. Carson deviates from his prepared remarks to talk about manufactured homes. There is a steady, vocal supporter for manufactured homes in the nation’s capital, as this evening’s report will reflect.

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Every evening our headlines that follow provide snapshots from two major media outlets on each side of the left-right news spectrum that reflect topics that influence or move investor sentiment. In moments on this business evening report, you can get ‘insights-at-a-glance.’

This report also sets the broader context for manufactured housing markets, in keeping with our mantra, “News through the lens of manufactured homes and factory-built housing” ©.

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Understanding media bias is useful to sifting through possibly hidden agendas. We are mindful of the ancient and tested principle of separating the wheat from the chaff.
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The Bay Area’s housing crisis is a slow-moving storm that’s been churning for decades. But now the storm has become a full-on hurricane. In the eye of the storm, middle-class families striving to achieve the American Dream of owning a home. NBC Bay Area’s Melissa Colorado takes an in-depth look at how the housing crisis spiraled out of control,” per that station’s YouTube page with the video posted below.


That video provides a useful snapshot of some of the issues that are examined in far more detail in today’s “Housing Affordability Challenges, Presidential Economic Report and Manufactured Home Opportunities” that is linked below. While the problems are serious, the solution is also arguably includes a heathy dose of manufactured housing. See what the White House and the Council of Economic Advisors had to say, and how that intersects with manufactured housing.

Housing Affordability Challenges, Presidential Economic Report and Manufactured Home Opportunities

With that backdrop, this evening’s video comes into sharper focus.

Access to safe, affordable housing is critical to the economic stability of individuals and families, as well as the region as a whole; however, increasing median rents and stagnant incomes have led to a widespread housing crisis across many urban cities across the United States. This summit will bring together leading academics, politicians, and policy practitioners to examine homelessness in California and explores short and long term solutions to helping and housing the state’s most vulnerable population. So says the YouTube page for the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy and the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation that features the video below.

Arnold Schwarzenegger – not exactly a friend of President Donald J. Trump, to put it mildly – recently thanked the Trump Administration for their efforts at dealing with the affordable housing and homelessness crisis in the Golden State.

It is with that backdrop that this video is useful. HUD’s transcript of the address as written varies considerably from how this ends, so we’ve scrapped the notion of using it.


For example, the quote below is not found on HUD’s version of Secretary Carson’s address as written. The differences are signficant, so presening the drafted version of the Carson address at this time made no sense.


Which goes to this point. Secretary Carson seems to have a sincere interest in promoting manufactured housing. There is no evidence known at this time of his using the legal phrased “enhanced preemption” provision of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act (MHIA) of 2000. That begs the question, has HUD staff that clearly knowns about the law kept him in the dark? Has the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) likewise kept him uninformed about this aspect of the MHIA law?


There are reasons to think so. Carson’s seemingly sincere interest in promoting manufactured housing stands in contrast with the law that his agency could invoke to cause those local zoning and placement barriers to diminish and finally recede. To learn more, see the related reports.

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