Manufactured Housing Institute CEO Lesli Gooch Said Final Manufactured Housing Energy Rule ‘Undermines’ Biden Admin Claims on Easing Burden of Housing Costs, Contradictions Emphasized; plus MHMarkets Update


A Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) connected source provided MHProNews with the following items the controversial Arlington, VA based trade association provided to their members on 5.25.2022. As a disclosure, citing or quoting MHI should not be considered as an endorsement of the association. Their statements below is as published. Note too that the link first link below has been connected to a download of the Biden White House statement that has been highlighted by MHProNews to reflect the 18 apparent references to manufactured homes, manufactured housing, manufactured home communities, builders, and financing. The MHI statements will be unpacked and critiqued following their quoted release. MHARR’s recent statement on the DOE final rule is linked below too.


DOE’s Final Rule Conflicts with Administration’s Plans to Ease Housing Costs


The Department of Energy (DOE) released on May 18 its final rule for manufactured housing energy efficiency standards, the details of which MHI continues to review. The final rule is still not cost-effective and will hurt the affordability of today’s manufactured homes. Because it does not take into consideration current manufactured home construction methods and transportation requirements, as well as potential testing and compliance costs, the final rule continues to underestimate price increases and annual mortgage cost increases, as well as the number of potential manufactured homebuyers who will no longer qualify for a mortgage. MHI CEO Lesli Gooch issued the following statement in response to the rule:

“The final manufactured housing energy rule that DOE released on Wednesday undermines the Administration’s Plan announced on Monday to Ease the Burden of Housing Costs.’ Manufactured housing is by far THE most affordable homeownership option in America – and the industry is currently building quality affordable homes that are already energy efficient and resilient. Instead, the significant cost increases to actual manufactured homebuyers far exceed the speculative energy savings the rule claims will take place.

 Under the 2000 Manufactured Housing Act, these standards should not become effective until approved by HUD and incorporated into the HUD Code. MHI’s top priority now is to persuade HUD to instead adopt MHI’s more balanced proposal, which improves energy efficiency without causing great harm to manufactured housing affordability. This approach would better support the Administration’s goal of “closing the housing supply gap in five years.”

 MHI has been extensively engaging with the White House, the Department of Energy, HUD, and Congress about the DOE rules, and MHI submitted a detailed proposal that achieves the statutory objectives of EISA of properly balancing energy efficiency and homeownership affordability.


To date, almost 500 industry professionals have called on their House Representatives to cosponsor, H.R. 7651, “The Manufactured Housing Affordability and Energy Efficiency Act” introduced by Representatives David Kustoff (R-TN) and John Bucshon (R-IN), which ensures the Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule on new manufactured housing energy efficiency standards does not harm manufactured homeownership affordability.

This legislation requires that before any new DOE energy standards can become effective or be enforced: (1) DOE must fully consult with HUD, (2) DOE must document that the rule is cost-effective based on the impact of homebuyer price and cost increases, (3) the standards must fully take into consideration manufactured housing construction methods and transportation requirements, and (4) the standards must be adopted by HUD as part of the HUD Code.

It is critical that your Representatives hear from all sectors of the manufactured housing industry about cosponsoring this bill. … ##


Additional Information, More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

MHI’s CEO Gooch quote above is a mish-mash of accurate, inaccurate, misleading and mistaken thinking. More on that shortly, but first a look at the second part of the MHI emailed message to members.

Something similar can be said about the MHI “Take Action Now.” For longer-term manufactured housing professionals, it should be recalled that Nathan Smith, prior MHI Chairman and still a prominent MHI board member and publicly-traded corporate leader, pledged that MHI would pivot from being a reactive to a pro-active trade group. That’s obviously not what the proposed bill – H.R. 7651, “The Manufactured Housing Affordability and Energy Efficiency Act” – reflects. It might be compared to what occurred with the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, which MHI pushed for years and was never enacted.

H.R. 7651 is flawed on several tactical and strategic levels. For instance:

  1. Start with the point that MHI has no Democrat as a cosponsor.
  2. MHI has yet to announce a Senate companion bill.
  3. To the Smith pledge of not reacting too late, this bill was only introduced on May 3, 2022, per GovTrack.
  4. It is an election year, which makes the odds slim. To illustrate, per GovTrack and Skopos Labs says the prognosis is: “1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs.”
Stating the obvious can be clarifying. It is a Democratically controlled House. It is a Democratic Senate, by virtue of Kamala Harris’ potential for a tie breaking vote. Right or wrong, it is a Democratic Party controlled White House occupied by PINO Joe Biden. This bill is likely to go nowhere. Who says? GovTrack and Skopos Labs, says the odds are 99 to 1 against this bill becoming law. What that means is that MHI is apparently posturing on this measure. They should be litigating, if they were serious about stopping what they admit is a harmful proposal. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.
  • 5. This is a head-fake at best or meaningless posturing at worst. If MHI got a million emails instead of their some 500 claimed, it would still be nearly meaningless.
  • 6. While other points could be made, MHI and informed manufactured housing industry professionals ought to know better than most that good laws are often not properly implemented. Even if by some miracle this law were enacted, there is no guarantee that it would do what MHI hopes.

The above points begs the question: why hasn’t MHI used their attorneys to legally engage to stop the DOE energy rule, along side MHARR? After all, MHARR and their efforts have for years on this issue been the only national manufactured housing industry trade association that has produced meaningful delays in the DOE energy rule steamroller?


MHI’s own email claims that their CEO Gooch said: “Instead, the significant cost increases to actual manufactured homebuyers far exceed the speculative energy savings the [DOE manufactured housing final] rule claims will take place.” This is a significant admission. MHI can’t have it both ways. If they are saying that this is harmful in its present form, then it is incumbent upon MHI to act in a fashion that makes sense. This bill, as the analysis above demonstrates, does not fit that bill.

That begs the question: is MHI just posturing? Are they claiming to want to avoid this rule, or do they actually want it to go into effect?


Why Seemingly Deceptive MHI Emails – Like the Messages Above – Matters

According to RICOAct: “Mail and Wire Fraud · The extensive use of RICO in the civil context is almost solely attributable to the inclusion of mail and wire fraud as predicate acts.” What that means is that if MHI is found to be using the U.S. Mail or “the wires” – which can include the internet, email, telephony, fax, etc. – in a fraudulent or deceptive fashion, it opens MHI and/or MHI team members up to possible RICO charges. Oxford Languages notes that fraud is “wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.” RICOAct features the professional thoughts of Jeffrey Ernest Grell – Attorney at Law.

Related, MHI has yet to refute the evidence-based analysis below. Note that there is no meaningful change since MHI’s President and CEO Richard “Dick” Jennison left and Gooch became the trade group’s CEO.


RICO and antitrust discussion involving manufactured housing have probed both by third researchers and by actual litigation. Examples are linked below.







Additionally, lawmakers have raised antitrust related issues with respect to manufactured housing.

See the related report linked here. Note Clayton Homes is a prominent MHI member brand.


It was noted that MHI’s statements on DOE are a mish-mash of accurate, inaccurate, and apparently flawed information. Besides mislabeled the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (MHIA) as the 2000 Manufactured Housing Act, MHI has ironically shown their hand yet again. They aren’t trying to ‘stop’ the DOE plan. They want their own plan that MHARR’s Weiss previously ripped as a lifeline to DOE. As MHI’s email asserted was part of Gooch’s statement:

  1. 2000 Manufactured Housing Act [sic], these standards should not become effective until approved by HUD and incorporated into the HUD Code. 

That is a reason to litigate, not to turn to HUD which also apparently represents the Biden Administration agenda.

  • 2. “MHI’s top priority now is to persuade HUD to instead adopt MHI’s more balanced proposal, which improves energy efficiency without causing great harm to manufactured housing affordability.” – MHI CEO Gooch. MHI has in an almost slapstick comedy or Keystone Kops fashion confirmed once again the prior report and analysis published on the MHProNews Masthead, linked below.

For those who wonder why MHI might be slyly posturing and pressing for their own energy standards, recall Carol Roth’s keen observation about regulations impact on smaller businesses.

Both regulations and taxes are barriers for smaller firms that are more easily navigated by larger firms.

Keep in mind too that Warren Buffett donor supported legal action during the Trump Administration is a contributing factor to genesis of this current state of play.


Other reports related to these DOE and their manufactured housing energy rule related issues are linked above and below.

‘Reprehensible’ ‘Deception’ ‘Distortion’ ‘Misdirection’ by DOE to Advance ‘Flawed’ Manufactured Home Energy Rule’ – Scathing Manufactured Housing Assoc for Regulatory Reform Response; plus MH Stocks

Biden White House Postures Support for More Manufactured Housing, But Biden Era DOE, Other Fed Moves Poised to Limit HUD Code Manufactured Home Sales; plus Sunday Weekly Headlines Review

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 5.25.2022

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  • Jeff Bezos accuses Biden of ‘misdirection’ over inflation
  • War-fueled food inflation will cause social unrest, UN official says
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  • White House may tap emergency diesel reserve to ease price spike
  • Bolsonaro fires Petrobras CEO who warned of diesel crisis
  • UK household energy bills set to rise by another 40%
  • Europe plans to spend billions to ditch Russia’s energy
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  • Victims in Texas School Shooting Killed in Single Classroom
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  • Robb Elementary Fourth Grader Killed Trying to Call 911
  • Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • US Slaps Sanctions on Moscow-Backed Iranian Oil Smuggling Network
  • Turkey Makes Demands on Sweden, Finland
  • World Bank’s Malpass: Ukraine War Could Trigger Global Recession
  • Russia Drives to Cut Off Key Towns in Ukraine’s East
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  • Ukrainian Officials Slam Kissinger’s Suggestion That Land Should Be Given to Russia
  • Putin Hikes Russian Pensions, Plays Down Ukraine Impact on Economy
  • Zelenskyy Calls for Western Unity as Russia Advances
  • Ukraine: 6 Civilians Killed as Russia Focuses Fire in East
  • Saving the Children: War Closes in on Eastern Ukrainian Town
  • More Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • Newsmax TV
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  • Texas AG Paxton: Gun Control Laws Would Not Have Stopped Shooter | video
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  • Kim: Oversight Needed on DHS Fentanyl Tactics | video
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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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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. 

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