Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform

MHARR Expresses Dismay Over Energy Case – Warning and FOIA Follow

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VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS Hon. Dan Brouilette Secretary U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585 Re: Manufactured Housing Energy Regulation Dear Secretary Brouilette: We are dismayed and shocked to have learned recently that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has entered into a consent decree in litigation styled …

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HUD Proposed FY 2021 Manufactured Housing Budget Increases Overall Program Spending

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President Trump’s proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would once again increase funding for the federal manufactured housing program — with the bulk of the increase going to program contractors – notwithstanding lower production levels in 2019. In the White …

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MHARR February 5, 2020 Washington Update – Report and Analysis

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IN THIS REPORT:                                                 FEBRUARY 5, 2020   PRESIDENTS’ ORDERS SUPPORT MHARR ON “GUIDANCE” LETTERS MHARR WINS FIRST ROUND OF HUD FOIA APPEAL ON MHCC   MHARR CONTINUES TO EXPOSE FANNIE AND FREDDIE SCHEMES MHARR SEEKS DECISIVE ACTION BY WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL MHCC SUBCOMMITTEE RECOMMENDS ON-SITE CHANGES 2020 HALL OF FAME …

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“MHARR Positions Vindicated Once Again”

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The debate (not that there ever legitimately was one) is over.  The law means what it says, and the time to restore the rule of law to the federal manufactured housing program is now.  No more excuses.  No more evasions.  No more creative “interpretations.”  No more gamesmanship.  The time for …

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Exclusive Insights on Controversies – Interview with 25 Year Industry Leader, Mark Weiss, President & CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR)

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Given the many industry controversies that often involve legal and regulatory issues, it seemed fitting to begin 2020 and this new decade with an in-depth interview with a true industry legal expert and cover ground that has never been previously published in any manufactured housing trade media. Mark Weiss, who …

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HUD Code Production Rises in October 2019

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Washington, D.C., December 3, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year HUD Code manufactured home production increased in October 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers …

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White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing — Request for Information

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The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). MHARR is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of producers of manufactured housing regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pursuant to the National Manufactured …

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Fannie Mae DTS Sham And Shell Game Continues

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Washington, D.C., November 13, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has called on the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to reject proposed 2018-2020 Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) Plan modifications sought by Fannie Mae and for Congress to investigate the failure of both FHFA and the …

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White House Council Requests Input on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

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The White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing (Council), in a Request for Information (RFI) published in the November 22, 2019 Federal Register ( (see copy attached) ), has requested information and input from interested parties on “federal, state [and] local laws, regulations, land use requirements and …

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MHARR Calls on FHFA To Join Increasing Demands For Congressional Oversight

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Washington, D.C. December 2, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in public comments (see copy attached) delivered at a Washington, D.C. Duty to Serve Underserved Markets (DTS) “Listening Session” conducted by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), has called on FHFA to join the increasing demands …

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FHFA Document Vindicates Long-Standing MHARR Position on FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC’S Failure to Implement DTS

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Washington, D.C., October 28, 2019 – A “Request for Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Proposed Modifications to their 2018-2020 Duty to Serve Plans” (RFI) see, relevant excerpts of this document, attached, published by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on October 24, 2019, fully vindicates the Manufactured Housing Association …

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MHARR Washington Update November 1, 2019- MHCC Being Undermined by HUD Manipulation, FHFA Shocker: GSEs “In Compliance” With Gutted DTS!

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MHCC UNDERMINED BY ONGOING FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH LAW The statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) held its most recent in-person meeting in Washington, D.C. from October 29-31, 2019. While the Committee approved and recommended to HUD several potentially significant proposed regulatory reforms – including reforms proposed by and/or supported …

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HUD Code Production Increases In September 2019

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Washington, D.C., November 4, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year HUD Code manufactured home production increased in September 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers …

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President Trump’s Executive Orders Vindicate Longstanding MHARR Position

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Washington, D.C., October 17, 2019 – President Trump has issued two new Executive Orders (EOs) copies attached designed to stop Executive Branch agency abuse of “guidance memoranda” and other similar unpublished documents that have not gone through notice and comment rulemaking or related due process procedures required by the federal …

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MHARR Comments Merit Careful Review, Support and Adoption

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Washington, D.C., October 22, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has submitted detailed comments ( copies attached) to the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) in support of the Association’s proposals for the reform or elimination of ten abusive and/or excessive regulations or pseudo-regulations that have impaired …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Takes an Up-Tick in July 2019

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Washington, D.C., September 3, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year HUD Code manufactured home production increased in July 2019.  Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers …

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HUD to Post Two Manufactured Home Regulatory Actions

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copies attached for your review and information is a pre-publication copy of a proposed rule by HUD to implement the so-called “third” set of standards recommendations put forward by the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). The release of this proposed rule was expected, having been pending, in most respects, for …

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MHARR Testimony to Congress Seeks Increased SAA Funding and Corresponding Contractor Reductions

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Washington, D.C., May 10, 2019 – With manufactured housing production levels heading downward again in 2019, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has once again called on Congress, in appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, to direct HUD to reduce funding for its bloated, over-grown program “monitoring” …

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Assistant Secretary Brian Montgomery Removal of Obsolete and Superseded Guidance Documents Letter

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Re:  Notice of Removal of Obsolete and Superseded Guidance Documents – Docket No. FR-6156-N-01 Dear Secretary Montgomery: As you know, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of smaller and medium-sized independent producers of manufactured Housing regulated …

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New, Revised, and Proposed Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Manufactured Homes

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Ms. Sofie Miller U.S. Department of Energy Room 6A-013 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585 Re: Proposed Procedures for New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Consumer Products – EERE-2017-BT-STD-0062; RIN 1904-AD38 Dear Ms. Miller: The following comments are submitted …

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