Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform

Washington Update – MHARR September 19, 2018 – an Exclusive Report and Analysis

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EXCLUSIVE REPORT AND ANALYSIS  IN THIS REPORT:                                                   SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 MHCC DELIVERS STRONG REBUKE TO HUD MHARR COMMENTS FURTHER OPPOSE DOE ENERGY RULE  MHCC REJECTS HUD ACTION ON MULTIPLE ISSUES The statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), meeting in Washington, D.C. from September 11-13, 2018, tackled a lengthy agenda of …

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“Lead, Follow … Or Get Out of The Way”

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The last decade-plus has not been especially kind to the manufactured housing industry and consumers of affordable housing. The 21stCentury began with a great deal of promise for the industry and consumers alike. With record production levels and a comprehensively-reformed federal manufactured housing law (i.e., the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act …

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MHARR Supports Proposed Repeal of HUD “Formaldehyde Health Notice”

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The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in comments filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on April 16, 2019 (copy attached), has voiced its support for the proposed repeal of the red “Formaldehyde Health Notice” required to be “prominently displayed” in every HUD-regulated manufactured home …

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MHARR Calls on New Fannie Mae CEO Hugh Frater to Fully and Properly Implement Federal Law

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MHARR CALLS ON NEW FANNIE MAE CEO TO FULLY AND PROPERLY IMPLEMENT FEDERAL LAW Washington, D.C., April 11, 2019– The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in an April 9, 2019 communication to newly-installed Fannie Mae Chief Executive Officer, Hugh R. Frater (copy attached), has called on that organization, …

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HUD Study, Analysis of Zoning Discrimination Against Manufactured Housing Sought

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MHARR SEEKS HUD STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF ZONING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MANUFACTURED HOUSING Washington, D.C., April 8, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in an April 4, 2019 meeting with HUD policy, analysis and research officials, called on the Department to conduct nationwide research – and follow-up …

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HUD Monitoring Contract Solicitation

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Attached for your information and review is an MHARR communication with HUD Assistant Secretary/Federal Housing Commissioner, Brian Montgomery, regarding the recently-published HUD monitoring contract solicitation and more, specifically, the unnecessarily truncated response time for the submission of bids. The MHARR letter, which is self-explanatory, is another action by MHARR to …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Continues

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Washington, D.C., April 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 once again in February 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD …

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MHARR Board Holds Highly Productive Meeting — Adopts Bold New Initiatives

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MHARR BOARD HOLDS HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE MEETING — ADOPTS BOLD NEW INITIATIVES Washington, D.C., April 2, 2019 – Despite producing its best homes ever, at a price point that is inherently affordable for virtually every American family, in a market environment featuring an ever-growing need for affordable homeownership and housing resources, the …

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MHARR Urges Congress to Preserve DTS In GSE Reform Legislation DBN

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Washington, D.C., March 28, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in written testimony submitted to the Senate Banking Committee in conjunction with its March 26-27, 2019 hearing concerning reform of the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) and the domestic housing finance system, has called on Congress to maintain …

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HUD Proposes Rule to Adopt EPA Formaldehyde Standards — Eliminate Formaldehyde “Health Notice”

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in the March 22, 2019 edition of the Federal Register, has issued a proposed rule that would amend the Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards (24 C.F.R. 3280) and Procedural and Enforcement Regulations (24 C.F.R. 3282) to incorporate formaldehyde emission …

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HUD Secretary Carson HUDdle Conference Features Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform Engagement on Zoning, Placement, and Financing

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development, on March 20, 2019, held the latest in a series of “HUDdle” conferences with invited HUD-program stakeholders.  The conferences, which are an initiative of — and hosted by — HUD Secretary Ben Carson, focus on emerging issues at the Department, including, but not …

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MHARR Analysis Exposes HUD PD&R Energy Costs “Whitewash”

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Washington, D.C., March 19, 2019 –The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed an analysis and comments (copy attached) with the federal Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) exposing a blatant whitewash of supposed manufactured housing energy regulation costs developed at the request of the MHCC by the Department …

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Court Rules That Sierra Club Has Standing to Sue DOE Over Manufactured Housing Energy Standards

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COURT RULES THAT SIERRA CLUB HAS STANDING TO SUE DOE OVER MANUFACTURED HOUSING ENERGY STANDARDS In a development that was not unexpected, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied a motion by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club, …

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2020 Federal Budget Request For HUD Manufactured Housing Program Needs Further Reform

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The White House, in its Fiscal Year 2020 proposed federal budget, unveiled March 11, 2019, has requested an annual appropriation of $12 million for the federal manufactured housing program, an amount that is identical to the President’s 2019 budget request for the program, but $1 million more than the program …

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Manufactured Home Production Decline Persists As 2019 Begins

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

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HUD Whitewash on DOE Rule Costs, More Washington Manufactured Housing Updates

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HUD WHITEWASHES ALLEGED DOE ENERGY RULE COSTS PROCEDURAL CHANGES SHOULD APPLY TO ANY DOE MH RULE REVISED DTS PLANS RELEASED – CHATTEL STILL IN LIMBO 2018 PRODUCTION UP – BUT SHORT OF 100,000 HOME BENCHMARK UNFINISHED BUSINESS – HUD MONITORING CONTRACT REFORM CONGRESS TAKES UP GSE REFORM HUD ANNOUNCES MHCC/SUBCOMMITTEE …

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New Proposed Energy Standards Rule Should Apply To Manufactured Housing Energy Rule making

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new proposed rule in the February 13, 2019 Federal Register (copy attached) that would significantly modify its procedures for developing new or revised energy conservation standards and related test procedures for consumer products, “appliances,” and certain commercial and industrial equipment. While …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Persists – Time For Action Not Excuses

[vc_row][vc_column][td_block_trending_now][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Washington, D.C., February 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), HUD Code manufactured home production declined again in December 2018. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers …

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“The Illusion of Motion Versus Real-World Challenges”

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Motion – or, more accurately, activity – in and of itself, is not necessarily synonymous with, or equivalent to, realprogress, or, in fact, anyprogress at all.  Recent reports emerging from elsewhere within the universe of organizations representing the manufactured housing industry paint a uniformly rosy picture of almost non-stop engagement, …

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Independent National Manufactured Housing Post-Production Association Takes Major Step

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Washington, D.C., January 8, 2019 – The National Association of Manufactured Housing Community Owners (NAMHCO), a new, independent association representing a key manufactured housing industry post-production constituency, has announced a major step in its initial organization and the start of national-level advocacy activities to better and more effectively represent the …

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