A memorandum from Dick Jennison, Manufactured Housing Institute President and CEO, informs MHProNews that PBS NewsHour has set Sat., Jan. 2 to air its story on the manufactured housing industry. The story has already been delayed, and it may be delayed again depending upon news priorities.
MHI expects the segment will be 8-10 minutes long, and likely will include social activists and perhaps others who are not so keen on manufactured housing, or do not share the importance of pending legislation that can reform MH lending.
Although Jennison says a balanced report is anticipated, he adds, “We know that the reporter has interviewed and will likely feature individuals and families who are living in manufactured housing and are struggling financially or otherwise. We believe the reporter visited communities in Northern Virginia and West Virginia, but we have no way of knowing whether residents from those states or others will be included in the final report.”
Chairman of MHI’s Financial Services Division, Dick Ernst was the industry’s spokesperson interviewed on camera at the Washington, D. C. PBS studio. He was asked primarily about MH financing and legislation, although the reporter later followed up with questions abut manufactured home communities.
If the air time changes MHI assured us they will send word. ##
(Image credit: Manufactured Housing Institute)
Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.