Immigration-Border Becomes Top Issue and Housing is Closely Connected – Eye Opening Former President Bill Clinton (D), Illegal Immigrants and Joe Biden Videos Surface; plus MHVille Markets


High levels of immigration obviously lead to a need for more housing. According to a 1.10.2024 article on Governing, among the “Biggest Issues to Watch in 2024” was this snapshot. “State lawmakers will be rushing to address crime, AI, housing and a host of other issues – including growing budget gaps…” “More voters pointed to immigration than to inflation as a top policy concern in January, according to a Harvard CAPS-Harris poll,” per left-leaning Washington, D.C. based The Hill. That article also said this on 1.24.2024. “The survey found that 35 percent of respondents listed immigration as their paramount concern among an array of issues, with inflation in a close second, named by 32 percent of respondents.” A new Marquette University poll response shown below on who would handle what issues better addressed immigration among other subjects. Per the left-leaning New York Times: “High Housing Prices May Pose a Problem for Biden.” That same New York Times article said: “Buying a home is a less attainable goal for many young people, and rents are expensive. Could that dog Democrats in the 2024 election?” In Florida, the number 2 manufactured housing state as measured by shipments, WFTV reported that: “Cost of housing top issue for Florida voters ahead of 2024.”

Per the following from the Marquette survey, these are responses to this question: “Do you think Joe Biden or Donald Trump would do a better job handling each of the following issues?”


Table 13: Who would handle issues better

Registered voters

Issue Who better on issue
Biden Trump Both about the same Neither good
Immigration and border security 25 53 6 15
Handling the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza 28 43 11 18
The economy 32 52 7 10
Foreign relations 37 44 7 12
Medicare & Social Security 40 36 13 11
Health care 42 34 13 11
Abortion policy 42 34 11 12
Marquette Law School Poll, national survey, Feb. 5-15, 2024
Question: Do you think Joe Biden or Donald Trump would do a better job handling each of the following issues?


With that tee up, the following report posted in Part I was provided by the WND News Center to MHProNews. In Part II is another one of the headline items from the WND News Center to MHProNews. Additional information with more MHProNews analysis and manufactured housing focused commentary and insights follow in Part III.


Part I



Americans are now most concerned about immigration insanity

Previously ranked second only to ‘government’

By WND News Services
Published February 27, 2024 at 9:45am

By Mary Lou Masters
Daily Caller News Foundation

Immigration is now the top concern among Americans as President Joe Biden’s administration continues to see record amounts of illegal border crossings, a Tuesday poll from Gallup found.

The issue was previously ranked second at 20%, behind only “government” at 21%, in Gallup’s January survey. Americans now say immigration is top of mind at 28%, followed by 20% who chose “government” and 12% who tapped the “economy in general,” according to the poll.

Border Patrol encountered over 176,000 migrants last month — a record number of illegal crossings at the southern border for any January to date. In fiscal year 2024, the agency has documented over 753,000 illegal immigrant encounters at the southern border, according to federal data.


The Biden administration oversaw record illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border in both fiscal year 2022 and 2023, with over 2.2 million and 2 million encounters, respectively, federal data shows.

The surge of illegal migrants prompted the Republican-led House of Representatives to impeach Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Feb. 13 over his handling of the crisis.



Immigration continues to be a problem for Biden as he heads toward a likely rematch with former President Donald Trump, whose polling numbers are stronger on the issue. Another Gallup survey released Feb. 14 found that Biden’s detractors largely cited “illegal immigration/open borders” as their main reason for disapproval.

Georgia nursing student Laken Riley’s death has sparked fresh outrage with the Biden administration’s handling of the issue, as her alleged killer, Jose Antonio Ibarra, was an illegal immigrant with a criminal history from Venezuela released into the county during the president’s tenure.

Other issues that saw a jump from January include “poverty/hunger/homelessness,” “race relations/racism,” “federal budget deficit,” “foreign policy/foreign aid/focus overseas” and healthcare, according to the poll. Inflation and “unifying the country” each saw a two-point drop, while concern over “crime/violence” and “elections/election reform/democracy” declined by one point, respectively.

Americans expressed the same amount of concern over the “lack of respect for each other,” “ethical/moral/religious decline” and “judicial system/courts/laws,” the poll found.

Gallup surveyed 1,016 American adults nationwide between Feb. 1 and Feb. 20 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4%.

Neither the White House nor Biden campaign immediately responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment. ##


Part II



Will Trump use amazing Bill Clinton clip on immigration disaster as campaign ad?

‘Democrats will lose their minds’

By Bob Unruh
Published February 26, 2024 at 12:48pm

Bill Clinton, one of the Democrat Party’s go-to names for advice and guidance, leadership and fundraising, and more, is on video explaining how to fix the catastrophe Joe Biden has allowed at the border by canceling all of President Donald Trump’s security plans.

Biden did that on taking office, and since then, millions of illegals have simply walked up to the border and crossed. Many of them now are dependent on benefits from American taxpayers, prompting even Democrat officials in “sanctuary” cities to call for a halt.



Clinton, offering his solution more than two decades before Biden abandoned his words and created the disaster, said, “All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country.

“The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more, by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens.”

He added, “In the budget I will present to you we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the work[p]ace as recommended headed by the commission headed by former congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

“We are a nation of immigrants, but we also are a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years. And we must do more to stop it.”

The video first was shared by Ronna McDaniel, who officially announced her resignation as RNC chair Monday, effective March 8. ##


Part III – Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

Rachel Campos-Duffy posted the following video on her Elon Musk owned X (formerly Twitter) account. The camera crew in the video asked migrants who they planned to vote for in 2024, and each of them shown said Joe Biden. This raises several concerns, including election integrity issues. As Compos-Duffy framed it: “Who is telling illegal migrants they can vote in US elections?”



Note that the report in Part I above includes the connection of immigration to rising crime. The spoke in crime was referenced by Governing, cited in the preface, that also mentioned housing as a top issue among public officials at the state and local levels. Put differently, several issues are interconnected.

Estimates vary on how many migrants have illegally crossed into the U.S. since Biden moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave (i.e.: the White House) in Washington, D.C. Some have recently said it is 7.2 million. But other estimates on the number of border jumpers include 8-10 million or more, depending on the source for the claims on how many illegal immigrants there have been.

Beyond illegal border jumpers there are also those who enter the U.S. legally.

On the short term, millions of immigrants of all types translate into the need for more housing.

Some migrants have been housed in tents, airports, schools, hotels, and motels, among other reported places.

MHProNews has previously reported on ramification ranging from costs to how the ripple effects of these new entrants into the U.S. impacts housing and other costs.

Per Fair, citing details and sources shown in the report linked below, hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on dealing with immigration related issues. Left-leaning Newsweek said on 2.2.2024 that:  “The U.S. sees $150.7 billion yearly cost from illegal immigration, with policy shifts increasing taxpayer burden.”




Truckers and farmers were among those who rallied near the border with Mexico to urge public officials to “take our borders back.”




Each of these reports make the connections to housing, including manufactured housing.

Note that the report linked below the next paragraph raises an issue that Rachel Campos-Duffy’s X-post addressed: “Who is telling illegal migrants they can vote in US elections?” Clearly, non-citizens voting in federal elections is not legal.  One should recall that despite the claims of some that voter fraud is largely a ‘myth,’ the Heritage Foundation maintains a database of actual cases of voter fraud.  Per left-leaning AI powered Copilot on this date, here is that it said about the Heritage database.

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsThe Heritage Foundation’s Election Fraud Database has documented 1,412 proven instances of election fraud. These cases include 1,276 criminal convictions56 civil penalties120 diversion programs26 judicial findings, and 22 official findings. Each case represents an instance where a public official, usually a prosecutor, deemed it serious enough to take action. The database aims to highlight vulnerabilities in the election system and the various ways in which fraud occurs1You can explore the database further on their website2. …”




Obviously, some of these migrants are taking jobs in the U.S.

Some are taking housing, as the reports linked indicate.

When hundreds of billions of dollars is being spent on immigrants illegally in the U.S., a proportion of those dollars are often borrowed. Inflation is fueled. An array of ripple effects occur.

Despite the 7.2-to-10 plus million who have entered the U.S., housing production under Biden is down. That includes a sharp decline in new manufactured housing production.






Despite rising population and the need for an estimated 6 to 10 million more housing units in the U.S., a fact that prominent Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) member Cavco Industries has highlighted, good existing federal laws – not unlike border policies – are largely going unenforced.


There is an evidence-based case to be made that Cavco has ironically helped provide the ammo for antitrust pros to go after their firm and several others associated with the Manufactured Housing Institute. Their reasons to invest are also apparent proof of their own failures. Base image is from the Cavco Industries November 2023 Investor Relations ‘pitch deck’ or presentation. Satirical “Proud Member of Machiavellian Housing Institute” (i.e.: Manufactured Housing Institute or MHI) with its modified MHI tag line: “The National Association Serving Consolidators of the Manufactured Housing Industry” was added by MHProNews, but Cavco Industries is a “proud” MHI member. Call out boxes and arrows are added by MHProNews as part of this fact check and analysis. See detailed report and context here:


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MHLivingNews recently ran a report, “Remember Normal?” It explores how some in media are downplaying, ‘normalizing,’ or are avoiding certain significant issues. Remember Normal also explores who benefits from the status quo, and how these issues impact manufactured housing.




MHProNews reported almost a year ago on what Larry Fink, CEO of private equity giant BlackRock, called the “poly-crisis.” “Never let a good crisis go to waste” has become an unstated theme to much of what has occurred in the U.S. since 2020. The report linked below was uploaded on July 18, 2021, and like other articles linked herein, it helps connect the dots to macro issues and how they relate to the manufactured housing profession.



What some are calling Biden Administration incompetence is arguably naive.

Like BlackRock and Fink or not, he has a point when he described what has emerged in recent years as a polycrisis.

There is no just one thing that has gone wrong. There are many things that have gone wrong. Are people seriously to believe that this is mere happenstance?  Recall that part of the Biden-Harris ticket ran on the premise of being “adult” and “competent.”  Here is what left-leaning Copilot said today in reply to an inquiry on that question.

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsIndeed, the Biden-Harris ticket campaigned with a focus on competency in government policies. Their platform emphasized experience, stability, and a commitment to addressing pressing issues such as healthcare, climate change, and racial justice. As with any political campaign, voters evaluated their promises and qualifications, ultimately making their decision at the polls. …”

Right or wrong, while this is a de facto Democratic administration, it was an insightful Democratic lawmaker that explained that in Washington, there are no coincidences.  The late Senator William Proxmire (WI-D) aptly said “there are no coincidences in Washington [D.C.]” and “follow the money” are two keys to understanding American politics. Meaning, someone must ask the question, who is benefiting from these apparently harmful, costly, and often unpopular policies?




Fink led BlackRock, along with other members of the Civic Alliance that included Berkshire Hathaway linked brands are one of the reasons that Joe Biden is in the White House.  What looks like ‘incompetence” to some is apparently deliberate policy. Someone can say that what Alejandro Mayorkas, United States Secretary of Homeland Security (in charge of the border and immigration policy) is doing is incompetent, but it is obvious that it is intentional. Polls are reflecting that shift, even among some Democrats or commonly Democratic constituencies. 




The efforts by Biden and his allies to ‘blame Trump’ – who has been out of office for three years is ludicrous on its face, or is it? Isn’t it just one more opportunity to never let a crisis go to waste for Biden and other leftists? For instance, then House Majority Whip James Clyburn (SC-D) said on left-leaning MSNBC before the 2022 elections that Democrats ‘knew’ that their policies would result in inflation. They thought inflation was justified to attain their policy goals. Clyburn is an intelligent man.  There is no known evidence that he retracted or later changed his statement.


This Q&A was put to Bing’s AI powered Copilot.

> “Then House Majority Whip James Clyburn (SC-D) said on MSNBC in a report quoted, with the video provided at this link here said Democrats knew that their policies would cause inflation. They felt their policy goals justified an inflationary outcome. Is there any evidence that you can find that would indicate that Clyburn later retracted those remarks?”

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsCertainly! On October 20, 2022, during an interview on MSNBC’s “José Díaz-Balart Reports”House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) made remarks acknowledging that the spending policies would lead to inflation. He stated, “all of us knew” that prices would increase when implementing the recovery program. Clyburn’s comments were candid about the trade-offs between policy goals and inflationary consequences1.

However, I couldn’t find any evidence indicating that Clyburn later retracted those specific remarks. His acknowledgment of the inflationary impact remains on record. …”


Facts are whatever they are. The evidence, once examined, becomes clearer. Several of the policy stances taken by the Biden-Harris regime have proven to have problematic outcomes. Some pull quotes from a longer Copilot response said the following.

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsHousing Costs and Affordability:

    • The housing market has experienced unprecedented price increases, making homeownership challenging for many. Supply shortages, low mortgage rates, and increased demand have contributed to this situation.
    • Addressing housing affordability requires a comprehensive approach, including policies that encourage affordable housing development, support first-time homebuyers, and promote sustainable growth.

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsImmigration Policies:

      • Biden’s campaign emphasized a more compassionate approach to immigration, including a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. However, the surge in illegal immigration at the southern border has been a significant challenge.”

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsInflation and Economic Policies
…While some inflation was expected due to pandemic recovery efforts, the extent of the surge has surprised many. It’s crucial to strike a balance between stimulating the economy and managing inflationary pressures.”

Other issues that Copilot mentioned included these:

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsWars and Military Withdrawals:

    • The conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza-Israel are complex and longstanding. While the U.S. administration doesn’t directly cause these wars, its foreign policy decisions can impact stability and regional dynamics. The withdrawal from Afghanistan was indeed chaotic, and the aftermath has raised significant concerns. It’s essential to evaluate the decision-making process and learn from mistakes to prevent similar situations in the future.”

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsIntentionality vs. Incompetence:

  • It’s essential to recognize that policy outcomes result from a combination of intentions, implementation, and external factors. While some policies may have unintended consequences, others align with deliberate goals.
  • Public perception often shapes political narratives. …”

While some may disagree, there is an evidence-based case to be made that the Biden-Harris policies where often clearly stated in advance. The outcomes to various policies like those examined above often resulted in problems like inflation, as Democratic leader Clyburn said was expected.  Some observers are saying that the ‘chaos’ of the Biden-Harris regime is not only intentional but offers an ongoing distraction too.

Meanwhile, what is happening at the macroeconomic level in the U.S.? The rich are getting richer. The poor and middle class, in most cases, are getting poorer. Those facts are documented from both left- and right-leaning sources.


‘Grand Canyon Sized Gap’ Between the Elites and Most of Us – Research Reveals What the 1 Percent Think of the 99 Percent – Survey Results, Facts, with Population Manipulation MHVille Analysis


Even before that recent survey linked and explored above, MHProNews noted months ago in a report about the so-called “Dark Triad.” Billionaires often think differently than the vast majority of the population. That report was uploaded on June 11, 2023.




WMAL out of Washington, D.C. has an interesting tag line: “Making Sense of the News.” MHProNews has for years attempted to keep readers informed about broader issues, and then helped connect the dots between those broader issues and the nexus with housing and manufactured housing.

Historically, Democrats in the Woodrow Wilson era pressed a notion of “progressive” government, or a technocratic government operated by experts. But what American history reveals is in that century plus trend pushed by progressives and technocrats toward larger government by experts often benefited the wealthy and connected, while routinely harming the broader public interest. And longstanding problems that legislation and regulation was supposed to resolve hasn’t been fixed at all. Meaning, the very premise and promises made to the population that justified bigger and costlier government has not been born out by the actual experience.  Indeed, waste, fraud, duplication of efforts, and abuse has mushroomed to the point that it is measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars a year.

To illustrate, left-leaning Copilot was asked about the above. This wasn’t a debate, it was a Q&A.  MHProNews would disagree with some of the points raised by Copilot, but other points in response to this Q&A are arguably quite correct based on known evidence.

> “Copilot, I’m a multiple academic award-winning history buff. That said, give me your assessment of the following observations. Historically, Democrats in the Woodrow Wilson era pressed a notion of larger and “progressive” government, or a technocratic government operated by experts. But what American history reveals is in that century plus trend pushed by progressives and technocrats toward larger government by experts often benefited the wealthy and connected, while routinely harming the broader public interest. And longstanding problems that legislation and regulation was supposed to resolve hasn’t been fixed at all. Meaning, the very premise and promises made to the population that justified bigger and costlier government has not been borne out by the actual experience.  Indeed, waste, fraud, duplication of efforts, and abuse has mushroomed to the point that it is measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars a year. That’s not to say that all government programs are bad. But it is to say that much of the promise of so-called government by technocrats and experts failed to deliver what was promised.”

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsAs a history buff, you’ve touched upon a fascinating and complex topic. Let’s delve into your observations:

  1. Progressive Era and Larger Government:
    • During the Progressive Era (approximately 1890-1920), both Democrats and Republicans embraced the idea of a more proactive and expanded government. They sought to address social and economic inequalities prevalent at the turn of the 20th century.
    • Woodrow Wilson, a Progressive Democrat, championed economic reforms through his “New Freedom” agenda. His administration introduced banking, tariff, and labor reforms, as well as the income tax. Wilson expanded the executive branch by creating institutions like the Federal Reserve, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service1.
    • The Progressive movement aimed to regulate the economy, expose corruption, and improve society. However, the impact of these policies varied, and some unintended consequences emerged.
  2. Challenges and Unintended Outcomes:
    • While the Progressive movement had noble intentions, its policies didn’t always yield the desired results.
    • Wealth Gap: Despite efforts to mitigate social and economic inequalities, a wealth gap persisted. By the early 20th century, 1% of Americans owned nearly 90% of the nation’s wealth.
    • Segregation and Civil Rights: Wilson’s administration segregated the federal government, reversing gains made in civil service diversity. The Ku Klux Klan also experienced a revival during this period.
    • Complexity and Bureaucracy: Laws became needlessly complex, leading to confusion and discretion exercised by the executive branch. The law’s inability to provide straightforward answers hindered effective governance.
    • Waste, Fraud, and Abuse: Government programs suffered from inefficiencies, waste, and abuse. Despite promises, problems persisted, and the cost of these shortcomings reached staggering levels1.
  3. Current Challenges:

In summary, the Progressive movement’s push for larger government had both positive and negative consequences. While some problems persist, it’s essential to continually evaluate policies and strive for effective governance. History teaches us that no system is perfect, and the pursuit of improvement remains ongoing. 📜🌟

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“Interesting points. It is worth noting that Wilson has been accused of being a racist, right? Part of what you said called that to mind. Didn’t he infamously screen some anti-black screed of a movie in the White House?”

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsIndeed, Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, faced accusations of racism during his tenure. Let’s explore this further:

  1. Segregation of the Federal Civil Service:
  2. The Birth of a Nation Screening:
    • In February 1915, President Wilson hosted a screening of D.W. Griffith’s film “The Birth of a Nation” at the White House.
    • The film depicted Ku Klux Klan members as heroes and martyrs, while portraying Black Americans as heathens, sexual predators, and unfit for newly gained voting rights.
    • Despite its bigotry, the film received high praise from many viewers, including Wilson himself. However, the Black community responded overwhelmingly negatively to its racist content2.
  3. Legacy and Criticism:

In summary, Woodrow Wilson’s presidency is marked by both achievements and shortcomings, with racial issues playing a significant role in shaping his legacy. 🇺🇸📜

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MHProNews would hardly call numerous aspects of the Wilson era’s outcomes “achievements” in the sense that it was good for the majority.  That said, here was a follow up.

> “And Wilson was a Democrat? When did modern zoning policies in the U.S. start to spread?”

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsCertainly! Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, was indeed a Democrat. He served in office from 1913 to 1921 and led America through World War IRemembered as an advocate for democracy, progressivism, and world peace, Wilson left a complex legacy that included re-segregating many branches of the federal workforce12.

As for modern zoning policies in the U.S., they began to spread in the early 20th century. Here’s a brief overview:

  • 1916: The New York City Zoning Resolution became the first comprehensive zoning ordinance in the United States. It aimed to regulate land use and prevent overcrowding by dividing the city into different zones (residential, commercial, industrial).
  • 1924Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover led the effort to create a Standardized State Zoning Enabling Act (SZEA). This act provided a model for states to adopt zoning laws. Many states followed suit, granting municipalities broad regulatory powers.
  • 1930s and Beyond: Zoning spread across the country, with cities and states implementing their own codes. Zoning ordinances evolved over time to reflect changing societal values and planning philosophies.
  • Modern Zoning: Today, zoning ordinances often include provisions for mixed-use development, pedestrian-friendly design, and environmental sustainability13.

Zoning remains a critical tool for shaping urban development, managing land use, and balancing competing interests. However, it continues to evolve as cities grapple with new challenges and goals. 🏙️📜

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> “To bring this to manufactured housing, the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (MHIA or what MHARR sometimes calls the 2000 Reform Law) included a provision to allow HUD to overcome local zoning barriers, correct? That provision is commonly called “enhanced preemption” and as stated in the law the provision was to be broadly and liberally construed so that HUD would have the authority to overcome local zoning barriers to more affordable manufactured homes. Democratic lawmakers wrote then HUD Secretary Mel Martinez in 2003 to press him to enforce the “enhanced preemption” provision of the law. But no HUD Secretary in the 21st century has done so, right? Didn’t Sec Marcia Fudge push back against using enhanced preemption? Isn’t the lack of enforcement of enhanced preemption a problem limiting affordable housing in general and manufactured housing more specifically?”

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsThe Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (MHIA) significantly amended the Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act by introducing new mandates for manufactured home installation and dispute resolution. One crucial provision in the MHIA is the concept of “enhanced preemption.” Let’s delve into this topic and explore its implications.

  1. Enhanced Preemption:
    • The term “enhanced preemption” refers to the authority granted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to override local zoning restrictions that discriminate against manufactured homes.
    • Essentially, it allows HUD to ensure that local regulations do not unfairly exclude or hinder the placement of manufactured homes within communities.
    • The goal is to promote the availability of affordable housing options, including manufactured homes, by removing unnecessary barriers.
  2. Historical Context:
    • The MHIA was enacted to modernize requirements under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974.
    • While the MHIA introduced several positive changes, including enhanced preemption, its enforcement has been inconsistent over the years.
  3. Secretary Mel Martinez and Beyond:
    • Secretary Mel Martinez, who served as HUD Secretary from 2001 to 2003, had the opportunity to enforce enhanced preemption. However, during his tenure, this provision was not fully utilized.
    • Since then, no HUD Secretary in the 21st century has consistently enforced enhanced preemption.
  4. Sec Marcia Fudge’s Position:
    • Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, the current HUD Secretary, has not actively promoted the use of enhanced preemption.
    • Her stance appears to be contrary to the law’s intent and the interests of the manufactured housing industry.
  5. Impact on Affordable Housing:
    • The lack of consistent enforcement of enhanced preemption limits the growth of affordable housing, including manufactured homes.
    • Addressing discriminatory zoning and ensuring that manufactured homes are treated fairly at the local level is crucial for expanding housing options.

In summary, while the MHIA provides a powerful tool in the form of enhanced preemption, its effective implementation remains a challenge. Advocacy and education are essential to overcome barriers and promote affordable housing choices for all Americans.1234

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Note that the Lakeland Ledger article linked above by Copilot is by this author.  A teaser for it is posted below.


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The case can be made that our industry needs a new post-production trade group to compliment the production-focused efforts of MHARR if the industry is to thrive. There is no doubt that the industry is underperforming. The needs are vast. The opportunities are great. The complex can be simplified, but good laws need to be properly enforced. That includes border/immigration laws, but also laws that very much directly impact HUD Code manufactured homes. See the report linked below to learn more about the potential. The MHVille markets report follows in Part IV. ##



Part IV – is our Daily Business News on MHProNews stock market recap which features our business-daily at-a-glance update of over 2 dozen manufactured housing industry stocks.

This segment of the Daily Business News on MHProNews is the recap of yesterday evening’s market report, so that investors can see at glance the type of topics may have influenced other investors. Thus, our format includes our signature left (CNN Business) and right (Newsmax) ‘market moving’ headlines.

The macro market move graphics below provide context and comparisons for those invested in or tracking manufactured housing connected equities. Meaning, you can see ‘at a glance’ how manufactured housing connected firms do compared to other segments of the broader equities market.

In minutes a day readers can get a good sense of significant or major events while keeping up with the trends that are impacting manufactured housing connected investing.

Reminder: several of the graphics on MHProNews can be opened into a larger size. For instance: click the image and follow the prompts in your browser or device to OPEN In a New Window. Then, in several browsers/devices you can click the image and increase the size. Use the ‘x out’ (close window) escape or back key to return.


Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from 2.27.2024

  • How America’s once great department stores became a dying breed
  • TikTok is getting a new head of global trust and safety
  • The Supreme Court is seen on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, in Washington.
  • Here’s why a SCOTUS ruling on social media rules matters to so many people
  • Family Dollar to pay nearly $42 million in connection with rodent-infested warehouse
  • A couple exchanges rings during a Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony on the steps of the Miami-Dade County Courthouse on February 14, 2024, in Miami, Florida. Twenty couples tied the knot in an outdoor service conducted by the Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts Marriage License Bureau.
  • Gen Z is getting married. Together with Millennials, they’re putting their own spin on weddings
  • A growing number of employers are covering in vitro fertilization treatments.
  • Fertility coverage is a popular employer benefit. Could Alabama’s embryo ruling change that?
  • Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark (22) is introduced before the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on February 25, 2024, in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Caitlin Clark is breaking more records
  • Sony to lay off 900 at PlayStation as tough times for the video games industry persist
  • Produce at an Albertsons Cos. brand Safeway grocery store in Scottsdale, Arizona, US, on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
  • Blocking Kroger’s mega-merger with Albertsons won’t save your local grocery store
  • The Nestle headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, seen in February 2019.
  • A healthier option than the Magnificent 7? Meet Europe’s ‘Granolas’
  • US consumer confidence soured in February for the first time in three months
  • Expedia is cutting 1,500 jobs as travel demand slows
  • US home prices hit new all-time high in December
  • Macy’s is closing 150 stores
  • FTC sues H&R Block over issues tied to its online free file option
  • US government sues to block largest supermarket merger in history
  • Drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy could boost the US economy by a trillion dollars in a few years, Goldman Sachs predicts
  • The two-letter word helping this lender buck the delinquency storm
  • Wendy’s will soon begin testing Uber-like surge pricing
  • A doctor died after eating at a Disney World restaurant and the staff confirmed food was allergen-free, lawsuit alleges
  • This market rally is nearly unprecedented. Can it last?
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In instances such as Apollo, Berkshire Hathaway, Blackstone or others, manufactured housing may only be part of their corporate interests. 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.
Notice: MHProNews invites the firms named in these reports to respond to any concerns about possibly inaccurate information via email that identifies the concern and offers evidence that sheds a different light on the topic discussed. That said, neither MHI nor MHI publicly traded ‘insider brands’ have done so. They’ve been repeatedly invited to do so, including an outreach on Dec 7, 2o23.
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