Manufactured Housing Institute Warns Industry “Act Now” “Will Hurt” New Manufactured Home Sales, More Threats and Pitches – plus, Manufactured Housing Market Updates


On the surface, much of what the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) “News and Updates” said is quite correct. In their MHI 11.24.2021 ‘news’ items there are several items that MHProNews covered days or weeks before and that our publication reported in more detail. That noted, what is said and unsaid from MHI on this date is noteworthy. So, MHProNews will provide the bulk of their email, minus their irony-fail MHI turkey. Among their hot topics is the looming Department of Energy (DOE) energy rule, which they admit will “hurt” homebuyers, which means by extension, that it would hurt manufactured home sales. Additionally, they mention the House passage of the Biden Build Back Better (think “Great Reset) bill, which includes several housing provisions that MHI for whatever reason fails to mention. Some of those provisions reward competitors of HUD Code manufactured housing without benefiting our industry in a comparable manner – could that explain their omission?

Their release is below, under an oversized MHI logo (we’d hate to have to psychoanalyze that practice of MHI’s). It will be followed by additional information, more MHProNews analysis, commentary, and linked related information. These features precede the industry’s still only Daily Business News, left-right headlines snapshot, and manufactured housing market report.

In the MHI email shown below, the highlighting was added by MHProNews. Those highlighted items will be part of our analysis.


  • Proposed Energy Efficiency Standards for Manufactured Housing
  • News from Washington
  • Industry Resources
Proposed Energy Efficiency Standards for Manufactured Housing


Tell DOE its Energy Standards for

Manufactured Housing are Unreasonable

To date, more than 900 people have responded to MHI’s Call to Action telling the DOE that the energy efficiency standards they have proposed for manufactured housing are not workable. It is critical that DOE hear from all sectors of the manufactured housing industry about how detrimental this proposal would be for homeowners.


The deadline for submitting comments is this Friday, November 26, 2021, and MHI strongly encourages you to tell the DOE the proposal is not workable for manufactured housing and will hurt homebuyers seeking affordable homeownership.


To participate in the Call to Action, click the button below and follow the simple steps on MHI’s website. The letter to DOE has already been composed – all you have to do is insert your home address and click submit.


MHI Submits Comprehensive Letter to DOE about

its Proposed Manufactured Housing

Energy Efficiency Standards

As part of its comprehensive strategy to address the DOE’s proposed rule about new energy efficiency standards for manufactured housing, MHI has argued during meetings and in comment letters that the proposed changes are not workable for manufactured housing and will hurt the availability of manufactured homes for homebuyers. In its formal letter to the DOE, MHI called on the Department to strongly consider the cost impact of any potential standards on the affordability of today’s manufactured homes.

News from Washington

OSHA Suspends Enforcement of

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is suspending enforcement of the Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large private businesses pending future developments in ongoing litigation. OSHA has also filed a motion with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, to dissolve the earlier court’s decision to stay the order.

Administration Creates Task Force to

Address Manufactured Housing Financing Issues

The White House has convened a Manufactured Housing Task Force, focused primarily on federal finance tools, products and programs for the purchase, refinance, and rehabilitation of manufactured homes and communities.
House Passes President’s Spending Package
The House of Representatives has passed the “Build Back Better Act” which is the Administration’s $1.75 trillion spending package on domestic priorities.
Industry Resources
Learn, Grow and Succeed in Manufactured Housing
MHI offers a variety of educational opportunities and accreditations through the Manufactured Housing Educational Institute (MHEI) – each tailored to suit individual segments of our industry.


Interested in becoming an installer, renewing an installer license or need continuing education? MHEI is the place to go for manufactured home installation offering online training for installers of manufactured homes to meet the education requirements for licensing. Click here to learn more.


If you are a park owner or manager, learn all the tricks of the trade by signing up for the Accredited Community Manager (ACM) course. The two-part course gives you all the training you will need to manage a manufactured home community efficiently and effectively, including management and resident policies, community maintenance, leasing and sales techniques, and fair housing laws. After completing both courses, you can apply for the ACM distinction. Click here to learn more.


Are you a retailer looking to increase sales and improve your customer’s experience? The Professional Housing Consultant (PHC) designation highlights what today’s buyers are looking for in manufactured housing and covers a wide variety of topics including an overview of the industry, in-depth information about mortgage financing, and successful sales techniques and strategies to help meet the demand of today’s manufactured home shoppers and make more sales. Click here to learn more. ##



Additional Information, More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

For a few moments, set aside the threatening DOE rule. If someone jumped into a time capsule and looked back at MHI messaging from a decade or more ago, some of the same types of statements were being made by the Arlington, VA based trade group.

This MHI email could be a study in irony. But this MHProNews analysis will focus for a few moments on the blinding light contrast in what MHI said about the OSHA rule, and what they didn’t say about DOE, financing, or other issues.

Per MHI, above:

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is suspending enforcement of the Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large private businesses pending future developments in ongoing litigation.”

Who is doing that litigation to stop harmful-to-businesses vax mandates ? MHI didn’t say. So, MHProNews will tell you. Let’s pivot back toward the demonstrable threat that on the surface MHI and MHARR both seem to agree is looming.

  1. There are several Republican led state attorney generals, per a range of mainstream media.
  2. NACS Sues OSHA Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate – CSP …NACS is an acronym for National Association of Convenience Stores. Nov 10, 2021 — NACS is one of 11 associations suing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over its vaccination and testing emergency.”
  3. This is a five-star insight. MHI reportedly has filed similar comments to that of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). But what is apparently missing is any mention of litigation. Yet, MHI themselves said about others stopping the OSHA mandate via litigation.
  4. Additionally, the argument can be made that MHI failed to note that it was Warren Buffett ‘dark money’ bucks that have helped bring the industry to this threat that MHI admits is serious.
  5. Furthermore, MHI fails to mention that they were pressing behind the scenes for this same rule that they now claim to be opposing.
  6. Moreover, why hasn’t MHI sued to get FHFA – to get the FHFA to enforce “Duty to Serve” manufactured housing?
  7. Or why hasn’t MHI sued FHA to get them to remove the harmful 10/10 rule and other barriers that limit Title I lending?
  8. Or why hasn’t MHI sued to get HUD to routinely enforce the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act (MHIA) of 2000 and its so-called “enhanced preemption” and other valuable provisions?

Properly examined, MHI’s own email is like a road map for over a decade of their own posturing and failures. See the related reports below for more.

Yes! Communities

Last but not least, MHI doesn’t mention that hundreds of form letters have little impact on the regulatory process. Rather, what they are is an apparent social glue that makes MHI look good as if it is doing something, when it is not doing the most important things, such as threatening or engaging in legal action, as nonprofits and/or states have done.

MHI’s hilarious, if it where not so tragic, emails reveal just how apparently duplicitous and feckless the group is. But those who benefit, the consolidators, are smiling all the way to the bank. MHProNews has been warning industry members about that pattern for years.


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

The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates.  Plus, Market Moving Left (CNN) – Right (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this daily business report has been evolving over time, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. For instance. The headlines that follow below can be reviewed at a glance to save time while providing insights across the left-right media divide. Additionally, those headlines often provide clues as to possible ‘market-moving’ news items.


Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…

Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts
(UT-R) has accused the Biden team of implementing policies that harm the poorest and middle class more while enriching the wealthy. Weeks before others in the mainstream media began to flash their ‘inflation warnings,’ MHProNews added first the top, then later the second notice above. When someone has even a basic understanding of the principles of economics, ‘inflation’ was predictable. The question is, will hyper-inflation follow? There are voices on both sides of that debate.

Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 11.23.2021

  • Battling high oil prices
  • Oil production units working in Gaoyou Hubian oilfield, Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, September 17, 2021. Yangzhou's mineral resources mainly include oil, natural gas and mineral water with good quality and large reserves. Large and medium-sized oil fields with reserves of nearly 10 million tons have been developed.
  • These countries are joining the US to tap their emergency crude reserves
  • Holiday travel is always a nightmare, but this year will be worse
  • Best Buy CEO: Jump in theft is traumatizing staff
  • Breakfast is going to be more expensive next year
  • Dollar Tree hikes prices 25%. Everything will now cost $1.25
  • Not just the supply chain: Going green is hiking prices, too
  • Why Jay Powell’s second Fed term could be even tougher than his first
  • LIVE UPDATES Elizabeth Holmes takes the stand for third day of testimony
  • Here’s why gas is so cheap at Costco and Walmart
  • Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, to send Good Morning America host to edge of space
  • Target says it will never open on Thanksgiving again
  • Rivian shares plunge after saying it won’t work with Ford on EVs
  • How to avoid the world’s second biggest economy in your portfolio
  • Tiffany is selling its most expensive piece of jewelry ever
  • Grocery store shelf with cans of Ocean Spray brand Jellied Cranberry Sauce in Alameda, California in November 2020.
  • Why are cranberry sauce labels upside-down? Science
  • A employee walks down an aisle at a Home Depot Inc. store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.
  • Stores are closing on Thanksgiving, but thousands of retail staff are still working
  • A handwritten sign explains reduced hours at a Starbucks Cofee cafe in Lafayette, California due to staffing shortages, October 22, 2021.
  • Thousands of restaurants are open, but you’re not allowed inside
  • This April 13, 2019, file photo, shows rows of homes, in suburban Salt Lake City. With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas and other fuels, the U.S. government said Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, it expects households to see jumps of up to 54% for their heating bills compared to last winter.
  • These companies buy homes instantly. What that means for the market
  • US home sales on track for the best year since 2006
  • These zip codes have median home prices over $4 million
  • Manhattan rents climb to pre-pandemic levels
  • High home prices may push some loan limits to $1 million
  • The CVS logo is displayed outside a CVS store on November 18, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. CVS Health is closing 900 stores nationwide over the next three years in response to 'changing buying patterns' while employees whose stores close will be offered employment at nearby locations.
  • CVS had every advantage, but it lost the pandemic. Here’s what happened
  • What supply chain crisis? Walmart is doing just fine
  • Macy’s stock is roaring back to life
  • TJ Maxx is raising prices on some upscale brands
  • Nearly half of Victoria’s Secret’s holiday products have been stuck at ports or in transit

Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax – evening of 11.23.2021


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