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“Economic Racism.” Angry Residents, Students, Civic Leaders Fight Plan to Ban Affordable Manufactured Homes, Industry Professionals Sound Off

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  “The proposed action by the City of Bryan is an unvarnished and discriminatory attack against lower and moderate-income citizens who rely on manufactured homes as affordable, non-subsidized housing.  The proposal is seriously misguided at best, as noted by Tony Kovach and Lance Inderman, and stands in direct conflict with …

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Urgency Grows, Another City Prepares Ban on Manufactured Homes

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The report of yet another American city considering a ban on new manufactured housing is the most recent warning-flag for an issue that has been growing for several years in states across the country. City of Bryan, TX, District Two Councilman Prentiss Madison, told KBTX that he is getting calls …

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Historic Welfare Reform Can Spur More Worker Availability, Save Taxpayers, Expert Analysis – plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Updates

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Presidential budget proposals are ‘aspiration’ to use the phrase that some have applied to the Green New Deal.  But it addresses several items that should be important to investors, professionals, and the nation at large.  On a day when the broader markets rose overall, and industry track stocks closed mostly …

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“Tug of War” – Manufactured Home Community Legislation – “Vicious Cycle Goes On,” Impacting Industry, Home Owners, and Potential Buyers

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  How does the manufactured housing industry, it’s current and potential home owners achieve mutual victories? That ought to be a key issue for professionals, investors, indeed all in the mix. Here’s how a multi-year manufactured home industry leader put it. “The entire industry must focus on one goal – …

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Sheila Dey, Western Manufactured Housing Communities Assoc, Tells Capitol – Manufactured Homes Could Ease Housing Crisis, Report and Analysis

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Sheila Dey, JD, is the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association, per their website. Dey is well known in many parts of the industry and leads one of the purportedly stronger and better-funded trade groups in manufactured housing. To dot the i’s and t’s …

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Rent Control & MH – Politicians “Are Carpet-Bombing Our State With Regulations That Will Deliberately Destabilize The Housing Market And Leave It Obliterated”

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The quotation in the headline is a reaction cited in detail further below to legislation passed in Oregon for statewide rent control. Rent control is often hailed by resident groups in our industry.  The activists at MHAction are just one example of support among manufactured home community (MHC) resident groups.  …

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New Law Benefits Manufactured Home Community Owners, Residents

  A recently passed law will soon help manufactured home community owners as well as their residents. House Bill 381 will permit manufactured home community owner/operators to use a process that classifies a mobile or manufactured home as abandoned, and then will allow it to be removed from the community. …

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Celebrating Capitalism Over Destructive Socialism? Highlights, As Talking Heads Weigh In, Plus MH Market Updates

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Much to the surprise of millions, the State of the Union (SOTU) struck a more conciliatory tone that had 76 percent of CBS News flash-polled viewers approving. On a day when the broader markets took a mild dip, our focus will be three video clips across the left-right media gulf. …

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SOTU 2019

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It is entirely unclear to the objective, independent mind how someone can view their own profession through a purely myopic lens. The affordable housing industry’s hidden gems are arguably manufactured homes.  Yet the industry is underperforming at a time when the need and demand for affordable homes are high. Further, …

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Economic Opportunities Loom, Infrastructure and Opportunity Zones

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  There’s been more coverage here on the Daily Business News on MHProNews than any other trade media in manufactured housing about the topic of opportunity zones. Those opportunity zones are now law.  They hold the promise of years of potential investment magnets in areas across the country that are …

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PBS & NPR Reporting on Manufactured Housing News, Pulling Back the Veil

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For some years, PBS and NPR have covered numerous stories that directly connect to the manufactured housing industry. The screen captures further below will reflect just two of several. To be polite, those reports have not been flattering for the manufactured home industry. To be blunt, those publicly-funded (in part) reports …

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Bloomberg’s Reality Check for Senator Warren’s and AOC’s Tax Plans, Plus MH Market Updates

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As longtime readers of the Daily Business News on MHProNews evening market reports know, we curate content and input that crosses the left-right divide. We’re pragmatic, as well as idealistic in thinking that the largely artificial barriers that keep manufactured housing from achieving the pledged 500,000 shipments that MHI President …

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Useful Manufactured Housing Institute Provided Info, MHI M.O. Revealed

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Imagine a system methodology or modus operandi (M.O.) that win, lose, or a even a so-so outcome was still rewarded. Hold that thought for later. Next, let’s turn to the Manufactured Housing Institute’s latest ‘news’ update to their members. Using the ‘wheat and chaff’ approach to analysis, MHI provided two …

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Minimum Wages Set to Rise in 2019 in these 20 States, “Fight for $15” Battle Continues, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow Opposed

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  There is a measure of joy among tens of thousands of workers in 20 states about the coming rise in minimum wage that will occur in 2019.   But wages have been rising naturally at the national level at the highest pace in years.  How much a worker makes can, …

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”Your Time is Up, White People” SA Politician Declares, Stirring Up Unrest Impacts MHVille, USA

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  It’s your own personal rights, property, and wealth that are in the crosshairs. If what is described from news accounts that follow hasn’t yet happened to you, odds are that someone at a meeting you or they attended know about just such an incident on some personal level.   …

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Criminal Justice Reform – Fact$ & Why it Matters to Manufactured Housing Professionals, Investors, and America

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Let’s start with some facts.   There’s a shortage of construction and other workers.  That worker shortage impacts manufactured housing, and other builders too.  There is also the cost and consequences of incarceration.    According to Wikipedia, “In October 2013, the incarceration rate of the United States of America was …

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Following Facts, Money – Sam Zell, Warren Buffett, Tim Williams/21st Mortgage, and Manufactured Housing

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Opinions are common.  As the saying goes, opinions are a dime a dozen. But facts, evidence, and money trails are nettlesome things. Sam Zell Sam Zell is the Chairman of Manufactured Home (MH) Community giant, Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS). In the MH and RV site spaces – and related home …

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MarketWatch Reports Warren Buffett’s Midterm Campaign Contributions

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  According to research published by MarketWatch, Warren Buffett, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, has given 100% of his campaign contributions to Democrats during the 2016 election cycle.  Berkshire has numerous manufactured housing brands, such as Clayton Homes.   “Company executives often steer clear of any appearance of partisanship, in large …

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While GSEs Play Footsy with MHI, Congressional Leadership Demands Answers on FHFA

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There are people in Washington, D.C. that are demonstrably fighting for the interests of small businesses and consumers.   As Daily Business News on MHProNews readers may recall, the hearings last month with the House Financial Services Committee and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) were dominated by sexual allegations …

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Financing – Dramatic Shift – Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Insider News Tips

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  What follows dramatically changed the manufactured home industry. It started with the SAFE Act. Two years later, it was Dodd-Frank. While Dodd-Frank was being passed into law, came first one, then another letter from 21st Mortgage Corp that was sent to the independents of manufactured housing. In the wake …

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