HUD’s Office of Manufactured Housing Programs Rocked, plus Manufactured Housing Investing, Stock Updates

DowJones9.21.2020ManufacturedHomeStockUpdatesBroaderMarketSnapshotAn exclusive tip from an informed and reliable source that has been confirmed by MHProNews reveals that HUD’s Office of Manufactured Housing Program (OMHP) is being rocked by a serious allegation.

To set the stage for the pending report, the HUD website says that the OMHP “administers the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974…”

The HUD site also features some problematic verbiage. To wit, this use of the term ‘mobile home’ is one of several such example, which HUD should know better than to use without a better explanation. More on such problematic statements from HUD on their own site in an upcoming report.

The Office of Manufactured Housing Programs regulates the construction of all manufactured (mobile) homes built in the United States.”

But the tip, which will be teased in our featured focus segment this evening, found after the quotable quotes, left-right headlines, and two of our three market graphic summary at the closing bell today.

To see this HUD illustration full size, click here.


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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business

  • Capitalism is in crisis
  • People wait in line at a walk-up food distribution bank for people facing economic hardship or food insecurity, in a church parking lot in Los Angeles, California, August 10, 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Covid has magnified the inequalities of the US economy, and the system could change forever
  • Investors fear US election won’t be decided for weeks — or even months
  • Why the loss of RBG could hurt the fragile economic recovery
  • Six months into the pandemic, the US economic outlook is getting gloomier
  • HSBC shares fall to 25-year low
  • Tesla is on the cusp of a sales record, which could give Elon Musk another huge payday
  • Nikola founder steps down after allegations the electric truck startup misled investors
  • Interns in hazmat suits presented the Emmy statues this year
  • Trump approves TikTok deal. But big questions remain
  • GE is getting out of the coal power business
  • NIH official to ‘retire’ after being ID’d as author of anti-Fauci posts on right-wing blog
  • Opinion: Wildfires have devastated my city. They’ll only get worse unless we force businesses to change
  • People walk by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on September 11, 2020 in New York City.
  • Dow tumbles 500 points as coronavirus fears mount
  • Elder Scrolls game
  • Microsoft is buying Bethesda’s parent company for $7.5 billion
  • A pedestrian walks past a Bed Bath & Beyond store in Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S., on Friday, July 10, 2020. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. plans to shrink its store base, closing 200 stores over the next two years in a bid to cut costs and weather one of retail's most challenging periods yet.
  • These 63 Bed Bath & Beyond stores are set to close by the end of 2020
  • DSW announces that it's opening up stores inside of HyVee grocery stores.
  • DSW is opening up locations inside of grocery stores
  • Why clothing is important to Walmart
  • Amazon launches high-end fashion luxury stores
  • Rent the Runway ditches unlimited clothing rentals
  • Century 21 files for bankruptcy and will close all of its stores
  • BEIJING, CHINA – NOVEMBER 7: (CHINA OUT) Former chairman of board and CEO of Pepsi Donald M. Kendall attends Pepsi 25th anniversary press conference on November 7, 2006 in Beijing, China.  Pepsi celebrates its 25th anniversary in China, held in Beijing.  (Photo by Che Liang/Visual China Group via Getty Images)
  • The man who built the ‘modern-day’ PepsiCo has died
  • Inventor of waterproof outerwear Gore-Tex dies at 83
  • Father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates dies at 94
  • The co-inventor of the computer mouse has died
  • Larry King’s son and daughter die within weeks of each other

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  • Boeing gearing up for 787 move to this state
  • Lufthansa announces more job cuts, fewer jets in service
  • Coronavirus unemployment bump did not hurt job market, study finds
  • US saw record-setting economy in 2019 — here’s what that may mean on election night
  • Walmart aims for zero emissions across its global operations by 2040
  • Will a US-headquartered TikTok be enough to ensure data privacy?
  • Streaming service explores strategic options including possible sale
  • Biden win could accelerate dollar’s drop: Goldman Sachs
  • Supreme Court clerks see $400G bonuses from elite firms
  • Facebook claims to have helped millions register to vote so far this year
  • Chinese movie overtakes ‘Bad Boys for Life’ as highest-grossing movie of 2020
  • Tesla stock sinks ahead of Battery Day
  • CARS
  • Ford president makes big reveal about the future of Lincoln pickup trucks
  • The states where unemployed Americans are receiving Trump’s $300 relief boost
  • Ford Ranger pickup tops 2020 Made in America Auto Index
  • Bryson DeChambeau wins US Open: How much cash does he bring home?
  • HSBC, Standard Chartered’s reportedly moved large sums of illicit cash for 2 decades with no idea of money’s origins: report
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  • Show that found huge success on Netflix sweeps comedy categories at Emmys
  • Explosion kills British, Australian WWII bomb specialists in Solomon Islands
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  • Microsoft is buying ‘Elder Scrolls’ maker for $7.5B
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  • Biden enters final stretch with huge cash advantage over Trump
  • Bill Gates offers vaccine prediction in ‘Fox News Sunday’ interview
  • TECH
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  • United Airlines, unions call for 6-month extension of federal aid, restart of stimulus negotiations
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  • Epic Games says latest Apple filing contains ‘half-truths and outright falsities’ to paint company as ‘bad actor’
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Where Business, Politics and Investing Can Meet


Rick Robinson was the general counsel during the Richard “Dick” Jennison tenure as President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI).

Robinson has written about topics such as ‘dirty politics’ and refusal of public officials to do what their job descriptions required, per the author and related plugs for his novels.

During his time at MHI, Robinson reportedly contacted one or more state association executives regarding the periodic ‘leaks’ of information from MHI to MHProNews.

Fast forward to today.

A confirmed tip from a reliable source has told MHProNews that HUD’s Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) is abuzz with activity regarding a report that the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform has released.

Barring the unforeseen, that MHARR report paired with some HUD/industry insider insights, will be our morning report on MHProNews on 9.22.2020.


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Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.

                      • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
                      • NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).



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