The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports to the Daily Business News that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by their contractor.
Year-over-year “manufactured housing industry production grew again in April 2018. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,262 homes in April 2018, a 15.0% increase over the 7,184 HUD Code homes produced during April 2017. Cumulative industry production for 2018 now totals 33,646 homes, a 10.0% increase over the 30,568 HUD Code homes produced over the same period in 2017,” said Mark Weiss, President and CEO of the national association that advocates for regulatory reform and promotes positions that would benefit consumers and manufactured home companies, such as the full implementation of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000, and for the Duty to Serve manufactured housing by the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), mandated by HERA 2008.
“A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states from the beginning of the industry production rebound in August 2011 through April 2018 — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2018) and prior year (2017) shipments per category as indicated — are:”
The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing.
Based upon the April results, projected out for 12 months, the totals for 2018 would yield 99,144 new HUD Code manufactured homes.
Using the first four months total for 2018, and projecting that out for the balance of the year, would yield 100,938 new HUD Code manufactured homes in 2018. ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)
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