Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform

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Orders (EOs) copies attached designed to stop Executive Branch agency abuse of “guidance memoranda” and other similar unpublished documents that have not gone through notice and comment rulemaking or related due process procedures required by the …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Declines Once Again in August 2019

HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Declines Once Again in August 2019

Washington, D.C., October 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 declined once again in August 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD …

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MHARR Questions HUD Leadership, HUD/SAA Funding Disparities

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More Questions and Confusion Surround HUD Program Leadership The HUD manufactured housing program conducted the latest in its ongoing series of regional State Administrative Agency (SAA) conferences on September 17-18, 2019 in Mobile, Alabama.  The most significant development at the meeting was the surprise announcement (not by HUD, but by …

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“The Incredible Shrinking Zoning Problem.”-September 2019 MHARR Issues and Perspectives

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Well, the good news is that the debilitating zoning problem faced by the HUD Code manufactured housing industry and its consumers has apparently evaporated into thin air. That’s right. On May 15, 2019, MHARR invited state manufactured housing associations around the country to provide it with particularly egregious, actionablecases of …

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MHARR September 12, 2019 Washington Update — An Exclusive Report and Analysis

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HUD’S CONTRACTING FAVORITISM CONTINUES HUD AND TREASURY RELEASE HOUSING FINANCE REFORM PLANS FHFA ANNOUNCES SECOND DTS ROAD SHOW – MORE OF THE SAME ZONING PROJECT RESPONSE ILLUSTRATES POST-PRODUCTION FLAWS MHARR OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES NEW WEBSITE HUD AWARDS DAPIA MONITORING CONTRACT TO 40-YEAR INCUMBENT MHARR has learned near press time that the …

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MHARR Announces New Website

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Washington, D.C., September 9, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing producers of manufactured housing regulated under federal law by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today the establishment of its new internet website, which can be …

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Longstanding MHARR Effort to Fully Reform HUD Subpart I Regulations Continues to Advance

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The Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee’s (MHCC) Regulatory Enforcement Subcommittee has approved and will now send to the full MHCC for consideration at its upcoming October 2019 in-person meeting, the most extensive proposed changes to HUD’s Subpart I regulations since they were last amended in 2013. Acting, in part, on a …

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MHARR Honors Outgoing Chairman James Shea, Jr

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Washington, D.C., August 12, 2019 – The Board of Directors of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has presented outgoing Chairman James F. Shea, Jr. with a Resolution and commemorative plaque honoring his long-time service and leadership within MHARR, and on behalf of the entire manufactured housing industry. …

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MHCC Regulatory Enforcement Subcommittee Advances MHARR Regulatory Reform Proposals

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The Regulatory Enforcement Subcommittee of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), during an extended conference call on August 6, 2019, has advanced a number of key HUD manufactured housing program regulatory reform proposals submitted by MHARR in 2017 and 2018 comments to HUD, which were subsequently provided to MHCC members …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Declined Again in June 2019

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Washington, D.C., August 5, 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 declined again in June 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code …

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MHCC Subcommittee Advances MHARR Regulatory Reform Proposals

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The General Subcommittee of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), during marathon conference calls on July 24 and July 30, 2019, has advanced a number of key HUD manufactured housing program regulatory reform proposals submitted by MHARR in written comments to HUD on June 7, 2017, February 20, 2018 and …

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HUD Secretary’s New Role Should Help to Advance Manufactured Housing

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  Washington, D.C., July 9, 2019 –The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in a June 28, 2019 communication to HUD Secretary Ben Carson (copy attached), has called on the Secretary to take strong action on four key matters relating to the availability, utilization and affordability of federally-regulated manufactured …

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HUD Code Production Decline Continues

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Washington, D.C., July 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 declined again in May 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Continues, May Updates

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Washington, D.C., May 6, 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 declined once again in March 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD …

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MHARR Cautions Congress on Two Unnecessary And Damaging Manufactured Home Bills

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Washington, D.C., July 1, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) in a June 26, 2019 communication to both houses of Congress (copies attached), has called on legislators to take no action on pending proposed bills that are at best unnecessary and, at worst, harmful and damaging …

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White House Announces Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers To Affordable Housing

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MHARR participated in a conference call on June 25, 2019, conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), during which White House officials announced the impending issuance of an Executive Order (EO) to create a “White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing.” While the …

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Unnecessary/Damaging Bills Introduced in Congress

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MHARR, based on numerous inquiries from industry members, has conducted a study and investigation of parallel bills introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives, entitled the “HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2019.”  The Senate version of the bill – S. 1804 – was filed on June 13, 2019. …

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MHARR Reiterates Call for DTS Investigation

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Washington, D.C., June 18, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in a June 13, 2019 communication to Fannie Mae Vice President Jonathan Lawless (copy attached), has reiterated its call for a congressional investigation into the failure of both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to implement the …

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“Time to Investigate Fannie And Freddie’s Mishandling Of DTS”

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It’s been more than ten years since Congress enacted the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) and its “Duty to Serve Underserved Markets” (DTS) mandate.  DTS directs both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to “develop loan products and flexible underwriting guidelines to facilitate a secondary market for mortgages on manufactured …

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HUD Code Production Decline Continues But Moderates

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Washington, D.C., June 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 declined again in April 2019, albeit at a moderating pace. Just-released …

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