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2010 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing

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The 2010 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing is scheduled for April 13-15, 2010 in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace and promises to provide the best in programming and networking opportunities for the largest yearly gathering of hundreds of industry leaders. Visit www.congressandexpo.com to register today!   …

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PUBLIC NOTICE: At MHI’s request

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At MHI’s request, this service has been suspended from additional updates. If something changes, we will make an appropriate announcement.  For the latest and most comprehensive news impacting manufactured housing, please go to the Daily Business News.  For independent industry commentary, please go to the Masthead blog.  The Industry Voices guest blog and our …

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MHI Week in Review – November 21, 2014

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Boehlert Departing MHI, Search Underway for New Head of Government Affairs Effective next month, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jason Boehlert will be departing MHI to begin a new position as Executive Director of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA) and National Association for County Community and Economic …

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MH NewsWire – November 2014

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  Top National News FHA Is Back in the Black — But Not Out of the Woods The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has notified Capitol Hill lawmakers that it has shored up its finances and will not need to go to the American taxpayers for additional assistance. According to housing …

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MHI’s Monthly Economic Report September 2014

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  In September 2014, 5,874 new manufactured homes were shipped, an increase of 8.1 percent from September 2013. The trend varied by housing type, with shipments of single-section homes down by 0.2 percent compared with the same month last year, and shipments of multi-section homes up 16.4 percent. A total …

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MHI Week in Review – November 7, 2014

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  2014 Election Recap and Financial Services Outlook for the 114th Congress by Lendell Porterfield, CEO, Porterfield, Lowenthal, Fettig & Sears, LLC Note about the Author: Lendell Porterfield is CEO of Porterfield, Lowenthal, Fettig and Sears LLC, which serves as MHI’s external lobbying firm.  He previously served as Senator Shelby’s …

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Republicans Sweep into Senate Majority on Electoral Wave

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The GOP successfully picked up Senate seats, currently held by Democrats, in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia. They also retained seats in Georgia, Kansas and Kentucky. Based on current results, the GOP will hold at a minimum (with three races still to be officially …

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Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) says CFPB Report Validates MH Industry Calls for Regulatory Relief

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  Bureau’s findings show potentially significant loss of credit available to consumers and disparate impact of regulations on manufactured housing over site-built counterparts Washington, DC-On September 30, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its report Manufactured-housing consumer finance in the United States to provide “a comprehensive understanding of manufactured …

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MH NewsWire – September 2014

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  Top National News More ‘Promise Zones’ Coming Soon HUD and the Agriculture Department have announced plans to designate another eight “promise zones” in U.S. urban, rural, and tribal communities. The goal is to foster economic opportunity and employment gains in poverty-stricken areas through grants and tax incentives to promote …

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MHI Week in Review – September 5, 2014

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MHI Working with Agency Officials to Open Secondary Market for Personal Property Lending MHI has been working with officials from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to ensure the inclusion of personal property lending as part of Duty to Serve (DTS) requirements being developed for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Included in …

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MHI Monthly Economic Report – July 2014

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  5,691 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in   July 2014 – Up 19.2 Percent from July 2013 In July 2014, 5,691 new manufactured homes were shipped, an increase of 19.2 percent from July 2013. Increases were across the board with shipments of both single-section and multisection homes up compared with the …

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NMHC’s Quarterly Modular Housing Report© for the 2nd Quarter of 2014 is Now Available

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  The National Modular Housing Council’s actual shipments report indicates that 3,543 new modular homes were shipped in the second quarter of 2014, down 7.7 percent from the same quarter in 2013.   Relative to Q2 2013, state shipment results for the second quarter of 2014 showed increases for 11 states …

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MHI Week in Review – August 15, 2014

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  MHI Blankets Hill with Demand for Action on H.R. 1779 In response to several Action Alerts sent out by MHI Chairman Nathan Smith, people from all aspects of the manufactured housing industry have been sending emails to Capitol Hill. The requests are coming following the July House action in which the …

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MHI Monthly Economic Report – June 2014

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5,625 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in   June 2014 – Up 5.2 Percent from June 2013 MHI’s Monthly Economic Report© for June 2014 is now available. In June 2014, 5,625 new manufactured homes were shipped, an increase of 5.2 percent from June 2013. Increases were across the board with shipments of both single-section and …

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MHI Week in Review – August 1, 2014

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  Breaking News — GAO Issues Report on Manufactured Housing The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a long-awaited report on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Manufactured Housing Program. The report – Manufactured Housing: Efforts Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness and Ensure Funding Stability– makes a number of recommendations …

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MH NewsWire – July 2014

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  Top National News Pace of U.S. Home Resales Rises to Eight-Month High Sales of previously owned homes gained 2.6 percent in June, taking the level of activity to its fastest rate in eight months. It was the third consecutive month of improvement documented by the National Association of Realtors, …

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MHI Week in Review – July 14, 2014

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  MHI Financial Services and CFPB Update Senate Approves Castro as HUD Secretary On July 9th, the Senate approved the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As HUD Secretary, he will oversee the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and …

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5,738 New HUD-Code Homes Shipped in May 2014 – Up 1.4 Percent from May 2013

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In May 2014, 5,738 new manufactured homes were shipped, an increase of 1.4 percent from May 2013. Trends varied by housing type with single section homes down 0.8 percent compared with the same month last year, while shipments of the multi-section homes increased by 3.3 percent. Total floors shipped in …

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MHI Week in Review – June 20, 2014

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  MHI CFPB and Financial Services Update CFPB Director Provides Regulatory Update, Again Questioned about Manufactured Housing Relief On June 18th, CFPB Director Richard Cordray appeared before the House Financial Services Committee to provide a semi-annual update on the agency’s regulatory activities. Click here to view the hearing. Click here for more CFPB and …

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MH NewsWire – June 2014

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  Top National News Builder Sentiment Rises Despite Weak Sales Despite anemic sales, the country’s home builders are showing greater optimism regarding the housing market. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo index of industry confidence moved up to 49 this month from 45 in May. The reading is the …

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