Manufactured Housing Industry State Association List, Per Manufactured Housing Institute – What’s Missing? Plus, MHVille Market Updates


The initial manufactured housing state association list below is per the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) (, It will be followed by state associations that MHI failed to list. These are presented in the context of the quiet- to stormy-debate over the need for a new national trade association. That call for a new post-production trade group is hardly new. One variation of a previous call for such a trade group came from the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association (AMHA) J.D. Harper. But the more common and consistent one known for over a decade has been from the production-focused Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) ( or The MHARR trade group has been advancing that call for a new national post-production trade group that MHARR could partner with in order to implement existing laws that are favorable to manufactured housing in zoning, placement, and finance. In making their argument for a national alternative post-production trade association to MHI, MHARR points to years of apparent failure by MHI, which dares to claim they represent “all segments” (production, post-production) in manufactured housing to implement legislation on the post-production side. That vexing status quo is on an issue that both MHARR and MHI both admit are real problems. As one version of the supplant MHI argument goes, MHI can’t have it both ways. When MHI admits that the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act (MHIA) of 2000 and its “enhanced preemption” authority over local zoning/placement barriers is not being implemented, that is akin to MHI pointing a finger, while 3 fingers point back at them. Or, when MHI claims there is a lack of financing, particularly competitive chattel lending (personal property, home only loans) due in part to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae each failing to do what their respective laws aimed for them to do, those two are cases of MHI admitting they have not done their job. Ironically, MHI and MHARR successfully collaborated on two bills some 15 to 24 years ago to enact the MHIA in 2000 and the Duty to Serve (DTS) provision of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008 by widely bipartisan margins through Congress.


When pressed to answer why they have failed to do something so central to their mission, MHI leaders for at least 5 years have been documented to publicly duck, dodge, dismiss, distract, detract, defame, etc. What is missing from this list will be revealed further below.


State Associations


State Associations Contact
Alabama MHA Mr. Lance Latham
Arkansas MHA Mr. J.D. Harper
California MHI Mr. Jess Maxcy
California Mobilehome Parkowners Alliance Ms. Natalie Costaglio
Connecticut MHA Ms. Nancy Palmisano
First State MHA Ms. Jennifer Allen, PHC
Florida MHA Mr. James Ayotte, CAE
Georgia MHA Ms. Jennifer Lassen
Idaho MHA Ms. Teri Ottens
Illinois MHA Mr. Frank Bowman
Indiana MHA Mr. Ronald L. Breymier
Iowa MHA Mr. Joe M. Kelly
Kansas MHA Ms. Martha Neu Smith
Kentucky MHI Ms. Betty C. Whittaker, CAE
LMHA Mr. Steve Duke
Manufactured & Modular Home Association of Minnesota Mr. Mark Brunner
Massachusetts MHA Ms. Melissa Caron
MHA of Maine Mr. Richard Bradstreet
MHA of Oklahoma Ms. Deanna Fields, PHC
MHI of Arizona Mr. Ken Anderson, PHC
MHI of Maryland Mr. Lee Sullivan
MHI of South Carolina Mr. Mark Dillard
Michigan Manufactured Housing Association Mr. William Sheffer, CAE
Mississippi MHA Ms. Jennifer Hall
Missouri MHA Mr. Thomas Hagar
Montana MH & RV Assoc. Mr. Stuart Doggett
NCMHA Mr. Brad Lovin
Nebraska MHA Mr. Martin B. Huff
Nevada Housing Alliance Mr. Leo A. Poggione, PHC
New Jersey MHA Ms. Mary Beth Park
New Mexico MHA Mr. Mark Duran
New York Housing Association, Inc. Mr. Robert J. Capenos, CIC
NH Manufactured Housing Association Ms. Karen N. Soucy
North Dakota MHA Ms. Shannon Erie
Northwest Housing Association (i.e.: Washington state) Ms. Joan Brown
Ohio MHA Mr. Tim Williams
Oregon Manufactured Housing Association Mrs. Genoa Ingram
Pennsylvania MHA Ms. Mary Gaiski, PHC
Rocky Mountain Home Association Ms. Tawny Peyton
South Dakota MHA Ms. Jasper Diegel
Tennessee Housing Association Ms. Marla Y. McAfee
Texas MHA Mr. D.J. Pendleton
Utah Housing Alliance Ms. Tawny Peyton
Virginia Manufactured and Modular Housing Assoc. Mr. Randy Grumbine
West Virginia Housing Institute, Inc. Ms. Andrea Greene
Western MHC Assn. Ms. Sheila Dey
Wisconsin Housing Alliance Ms. Amy Bliss
Wyoming Housing Alliance Ms. Laurie Urbigkit

Missing from the list above are the following.

In 2018, Neal Haney announced that two trade groups that had been MHI members pulled their support from MHI because of their failure to advance their interests. It was branded the National Association of Manufactured Housing Community Owners (NAMHCO).

All such quotes should not be construed as a blanket endorsement of all that a person or organization has said or done. Rather, with quotes or other references, we apply the principle of separating the wheat from the chaff. There are good reasons to source insights and relevant comments across an array of topics and viewpoints.

NAMHCO made some industry headlines, but the history to date was akin to the proverbial shooting star that burned brightly before fading. NAMHCO was encouraged by MHARR.


MHI’s prominent member Nathan Smith took an early and public shot at NAMHCO. It was an ironic tactic, given that Smith himself has admitted that MHI has to admit that they have not always performed as they could or should. Smith vowed to make the trade group pro-active vs. reactive. What happened to the various pledges, admissions, and promises of Smith?

What is ahead for NAMHCO, which has been radio silent for months after they oddly came out publicly in a joint effort with MHI. They lost their contracted lobbyist/spokesperson, Tom Heinemann who was a former MHI VP.

Manufactured Home Lending Mystery Spotlight – Tom Heinemann, Heinemann Consulting, Formerly with HUD, and MHI Vice President

State associations in the manufactured housing industry have the potential for being either part of the MHI echo chamber or for being a potential catalyst for change.

The fact that NAMHCO was even attempted, or that others continue to advocate for a new post-production trade group is a clear indication that despite the MHI echo chamber, there is dissatisfaction with the actual results MHI has produced.


This report has been provided with manufactured home industry newcomers and third-party researchers in mind. Naturally, others can benefit from the recap and what these facts imply.

Lesli Gooch, Ph.D., CEO of the Manufactured Housing Institute, Mark Bowersox President Manufactured Housing Institute. Base photo credit: LinkedIn, Tom Hodges Clayton Homes. Added illustrations credit: MHProNews.

That implication? Namely, that during an affordable housing crisis, manufactured housing is underperforming. Who says? In some cases, MHI’s own members.

Bill Boor is correct in saying that the industry has an opportunity to ‘catch up’ – or even pass – conventional housing builders. But that opportunity existed 2 decades ago too. That means, that until the root issues are addressed, authentic progress will not be obtained. That noted, by addressing the root issues robust growth can occur.


Harper is one of the ‘old guard’ state association executives that were around when MHI finally teamed up with MHARR in the late 1990s to get the MHIA enacted into law in 2000. Harper floated the notion about a decade later that another national trade group was needed to bridge the existing gaps in getting those laws enforced. NOTICE: MHProNews/MHLivingNews plans to do a report on the resident associations across the U.S.: stay tuned.

To learn more about the periodic efforts to create a post-production rival to MHI that would complement MHARR’s efforts, see the linked and related reports above and below.

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Next up is our daily business news recap of yesterday evening’s market report, related left-right headlines, and manufactured housing connected equities.

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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 4.18.2022

  • Home-owning hope fades
  • New homes at the Cielo at Sand Creek by Century Communities housing development in Antioch, California, U.S., on Thursday, March 31, 2022. U.S. home prices shows signs of becoming unhinged from fundamentals like they did in the housing bubble that preceded the 2008 crash, according to a blog post by the Dallas Federal Reserve bank.
  • More Americans say it’s smarter to rent than buy
  • Employees at a New York Apple store are trying to unionize
  • Why Tesla investors may need to worry about Elon Musk’s Twitter distraction
  • Trading metals is still a mess. It’s not just about nickel
  • Ukraine’s richest man vows to rebuild besieged Mariupol
  • Rotting fruit, spoiled vegetables: How Texas just made the supply chain even worse
  • Opinion: My father went to prison for standing up for Uyghurs. Here’s how companies can support his mission
  • These home renovation projects get the best return on investment
  • Inflation, explained: Why prices keep going up and who’s to blame
  • This beloved Taco Bell menu item is coming back after 2 years
  • Airlines are slashing flights due to staffing shortage
  • Right-wing conspiracy outlet Infowars files for bankruptcy protection as founder Alex Jones faces defamation suits
  • A Freeway Propane facility in Springville, Utah, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Staying warm this winter in the country will come at a higher cost this year along with most other consumer expenses as heating oil, natural gas and other fuels surge in price, reports Newsweek.
  • Natural gas spikes to highest level since 2008 as rare nor’easter looms
  • A customer stands near partially emptied shelves at a supermarket in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
  • The biggest risk to the global economy no one is talking about
  • People walk with the Christ the Savior cathedral on the background on a sunny winter day in downtown Moscow, on January 12, 2022. – The temperature in Russian capital dropped down to minus 14 degrees Celsius.
  • Western exodus could cost 200,000 jobs in Moscow, says mayor
  • Women wearing face masks to help protect from the coronavirus walk by a barricaded Galaxy Soho commercial office building which was locked down for health monitoring following a COVID-19 case detected in the area, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Beijing. China has sent more than 10,000 health workers from across the country to Shanghai, including 2,000 military medical staff, as it struggles to stamp out a rapidly spreading COVID-19 outbreak in China's largest city.
  • Chinese officials are ‘painfully aware’ of economic fallout from lockdowns
  • Here’s where it’s most expensive to raise a kid
  • Tesla wants to resume production in Shanghai
  • Lockdowns pose a growing threat to the economy
  • Top Chinese regulator says tech is booming
  • McDonald’s is bringing back a fan-favorite menu item
  • Taco Bell is bringing back a dessert after seven years
  • When McDonald’s is bringing back the Shamrock Shake
  • Crystal Pepsi is back
  • Why Chick-fil-A workers always say ‘my pleasure’

Headlines from Right-of-Center Newsmax 4.18.2022

  • Russia’s Full-Scale Donbas Assault Begins ‘Second Phase’
  • Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian General: No Signs Yet of Russia Planning Nuclear Attack | video
  • Putin: Sanctions Hurt the West’s own Economies
  • Russian Missile Plant Shutters Due to Sanctions
  • Italy Prime Minister Draghi Predicts Long, Violent War
  • US to Start Training Ukrainians to Use Howitzers
  • Moscow Mayor: 200,000 Jobs at Risk as Foreign Firms Leave
  • Ukraine Video: Medvedchuk Pitches Prisoner Swap
  • Zelenskyy Invites Biden to Visit Ukraine
  • Zelenskyy: World Should ‘Be Ready’ for Putin to Use Nukes
  • Panetta: Send Ukraine Every Weapon We Can
  • More Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • Newsmax TV
  • Fred Keller: Blame People, Not Guns in Pittsburgh Shootings | video
  • Ukrainian General: No Sign Yet of Russia Nuke Attack | video
  • Brooks: Temporary Status Needs Reform
  • Oz: Fauci ‘Failed Us’ and Should Be Fired | video
  • Dick Morris Slams Fox News for Pro-Putin Propaganda | video
  • Stephen Moore: ‘Out of Control Debt’ Leading to US Decline | video
  • Zeldin: Ukraine Still Invaded Despite Early Intel | video
  • Fmr NYPD Commish: War on Cops Led to Subway Attack | video
  • More Newsmax TV
  • Newsfront
  • Federal Judge in Florida Voids US Mask Mandate for Planes, Other Travel
  • A U.S. judge in Florida on Monday ruled that a mask mandate on public transportation is unlawful, overturning a Biden administration effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19…. [Full Story]
  • Omar Accused of ‘Christianphobia’ for Tweets About Viral Airplane Prayer Video
  • Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is being criticized online for her comments [Full Story]
  • Musk, Twitter Talks Still Possible
  • Twitter has dropped a major roadblock in front of Elon Musk’s effort [Full Story]
  • Putin Honors Russian Brigade Accused of Bucha Atrocities
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday honored the military unit [Full Story]
  • It’s ‘Obvious’ Why Politicians Shouldn’t Trade Stocks: Elizabeth Warren
  • Banning lawmakers from trading stocks should be a key priority for [Full Story]
  • Obama Reemerges as Biden Flops
  • Between a high-profile White House homecoming, media spots touching [Full Story] | Platinum Article
  • Yellen to See Ukraine PM, Avoid Russians at Global Meetings
  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen plans to meet with Ukrainian Prime [Full Story]
  • Musk Twitter Bid Exposes Liberal Media Hypocrisy
  • Billionaire Elon Musk’s offer to buy Twitter elicited a visceral [Full Story] | Platinum Article
  • Dick Morris Slams Fox, Tucker Carlson for Pro-Putin Propaganda
  • Russia’s Vladimir Putin has snagged Fox News and host Tucker Carlson [Full Story] | video
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  • Fox News Says ‘No’ to Trump’s Social App
  • Antisemitic Flyers Found in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles During Passover
  • Find God’s Peace with a Daily Prayer Resource for Easter
  • Home Builder Sentiment Hits 7-Month Low
  • Confidence among U.S. single-family homebuilders fell to a [Full Story]
  • Pence Targets Vulnerable Democrats Over Rising Gas Prices
  • Former Vice President Mike Pence’s advocacy group is launching ads in [Full Story]
  • Mysterious Hepatitis Cases Among Children Investigated in US, UK
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating an unexplained [Full Story]
  • 5 Percent Mortgages Could Cool Housing Market
  • Mortgage interest rates are now at 5%, a rate not seen since 2011, [Full Story]
  • GOP’s Tommy Thompson Decides Against Run for Wisconsin Governor
  • Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, a Republican elected to four [Full Story]
  • US Army Chief Tests Positive for COVID-19
  • S. Army Chief Gen. James McConville tested positive for the [Full Story]
  • Elon Musk Reveals He Does Not Own a Home: I’m Staying at Friends’ Places
  • Elon Musk has revealed that he does not own a home at the moment and [Full Story]
  • McConnell’s Senate PAC Places $141 Million Ad Buy
  • A very expensive battle is shaping up as both major parties seek to [Full Story]
  • Top Russian Editor: ‘We Are at War With NATO’
  • The editor-in-chief of two Russian state-owned media organizations [Full Story]
  • Second Global COVID-19 Summit Scheduled for May
  • A second Global COVID-19 Summit will be held virtually next month for [Full Story]
  • Justices Reject New York-Led Appeal of SALT Cap
  • The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge from New York, New [Full Story]
  • Pelosi Backs Crist for Florida Governor
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has endorsed Rep. Charlie [Full Story]
  • Macron in Tight Race With Le Pen for French President
  • The latest polls indicate that French President Emmanuel Macron [Full Story]
  • Boston Marathon Returns to Springtime Spot for 126th Running
  • Runners were gearing up for the Boston Marathon on Monday, marking [Full Story]
  • US Intelligence Satellite Launched From California
  • A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office [Full Story]
  • Nuclear Device Used in Construction Stolen from Car in Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania authorities are asking the public for information [Full Story]
  • Doubt Biden’s Student-Debt Action Will Save Dems in Midterms
  • The White House earlier this week said canceling student loan debt [Full Story]
  • Jerusalem Violence Puts Strain on Israel’s Coalition Government
  • Clashes in Jerusalem that has stoked tensions during the Muslim holy [Full Story]
  • US Rocked by 3 Mass Shootings During Easter Weekend; 2 Dead
  • Authorities in South Carolina say they are investigating shooting at [Full Story]
  • Kremlin Video Shows Allegedly Killed Moskva Admiral Alive, Well
  • Despite reports of hundreds of Russians sailors missing after the [Full Story]
  • NYC Mayor Adams: ‘Mistakes” of Past Caused Loss Of Trust in NYPD
  • New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday asserted “major mistakes” [Full Story]
  • More Newsfront
  • Finance
  • Musk, Twitter Talks Still Possible
  • Twitter has dropped a major roadblock in front of Elon Musk’s effort to take over the company, leaving investors to wonder about the mercurial Tesla CEO’s next move…. [Full Story]
  • Wall St Ends Lower as Investors Await Further Earnings Cues
  • Richest Americans’ Income Taxes Range From 4% to 34%
  • Treasury Yields Hit Three-Year Highs, Housing Data in Focus
  • Workers at New York Apple Store Launch Union Campaign
  • More Finance
  • Health
  • Expert Advice on Recovering From Long COVID
  • If you’re one of the many people with long COVID, an expert offers advice on how to tackle it. The first step: Give yourself time to recover. “One thing we have seen repeatedly is that patients push themselves too hard while trying to recover. It makes sense. Everyone is so…… [Full Story]
  • Federal Judge in Florida Voids US Mask Mandate for Planes, Other Travel
  • CDC Lifts COVID ‘Do Not Travel’ Recommendations on 90 Countries
  • Brain Scans Could be Key to Effective Treatment for Psychosis, Depression
  • Moderna COVID Vaccine Antibody Response Edges Out Pfizer



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If it is true, then it isn’t necessarily bragging. By checking the facts and following the money trail, even on controversial topics, MHProNews has provided reports and analysis that stand the test of time. While others – including various examples from mainstream media – have published reports that later need to be corrected or modified in significant ways, reports on MHProNews in recent years have provided a routinely dependable resource for reliable information, analysis, and evidence-based ‘logical’ commentary. There is simply nothing else like it, which is why we have been and remain the #1, despite coverage that often vexes the powers that be in manufactured housing.


Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Equities Closing Tickers

Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.

                            • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
                            • NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
                            • NOTE: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of  the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.

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Sample Kudos over the years…

It is now 12+ years and counting

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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards and honors and also recognition in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.







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