Independent Professional Asks, When Will Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) or Manufactured Home Industry Independents Organize and Sue to Enforce Existing Federal Laws? Plus, Manufactured Home Stock Updates

DowJonesAvgAtClose3.5.2021YahooMHProNewsIn response to some recent reports, a Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) company executive called MHProNews earlier today.

In a wide-ranging discussion, one of the points raised was simple and direct. When will the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) begin to press for an enforcement of existing federal laws?

Failing that, the same professional pressed – when industry manufactured home independents who hunger for more sales organize to enforce existing industry laws?

Those are not only a fair question, they are tied directly to topics MHProNews periodically raises.

The recent video posted at this link here includes this pull quote from prior MHI President and CEO, Richard “Dick” Jennison.


Still and quote are from the video posted on this page linked here.

That 500,000 new HUD Code home sales potential was reportedly authorized by Tim Williams, 21st Mortgage Corp President and CEO, prior to Jennison making that statement. Rephrased, it was clearly believed to be doable by informed, veteran industry leaders.

The video and transcript of that Kevin Clayton interview is linked here.

Contrast to that noble goal, what Lesli Gooch and Mark Bowersox have said is “MHI 2.0” has entirely stopped issuing what used to be the trade group’s so called monthly economic report. For those who have never seen one of MHI’s economic reports, or forgotten what they looked like, click here.

If not for MHARR and MHProNews publishing that information, thousands of industry pros would have no clue as to what the current state of production and shipments would be.




Related to that, earlier today, MHProNews published a report that looks at a related issue of the failure of so many institutions in and outside of manufactured housing. That deep dive report is linked here. 

But tonight, the featured focus are some cogent and forward looking thoughts on how to grow manufactured home sales and production.

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On a day that broadly saw manufactured home connected equities rise, let’s press ahead toward the insights from a veteran who believes that more is possible with the correct thinking and concerted action.


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There are numerous professionals who are engaged at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) who believe that much more can and should be done to increase sales. Indeed, some are disgusted that the industry has suffered two consecutive years of decline during an affordable housing crisis.


One of those voices called MHProNews today. He made a simple case for how MHI could be advancing the industry in a rapid fashion.


  • The laws needed for combating zoning and placement issues already exist, he said.
  • It is unacceptable that those good federal laws are not being put to full use.
  • A “Legal Conflict Team” of attorneys should be retained. He said with MHI’s annual budget, this would not be a problem to fund.
  • That Legal Conflict team would be assigned to deal with any jurisdiction that attempts to stop the placement of a HUD Code manufactured home due to a range of common excuses currently made by local governments.
  • He said that just a few victories in various courts – or through threats of launching legal efforts when local jurisdictions begin without cooperation – would rapidly reward the efforts.
  • Additionally, those Legal Conflict Team attorneys should meet with HUD leadership and get them to join in such efforts to enforce the HUD Code.

If MHI won’t do it, that professional said that the industry’s independents ought to organize and do it apart from MHI.

MHProNews listened, made some observations, asked some questions, and mentioned that the report that was in process at the time – linked below the related reports dealt in part with institutional failure.  That failure, the case could be made, was intentional on the part of MHI. How else to explain their lack of effort to do precisely what he was suggesting?

Time will tell if that person decides to pick up a mantle and move such a noble effort ahead by organizing with others to do what he suggested.

See the related report below, which includes observations about internal industry roadblocks.


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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Closing Equities Tickers

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).
                  • NOTE: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of  the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.



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