CBS 10 Troubleshooters: Taft Couple Wants Alleged Construction Flaws on New Palm Harbor Home Repaired, Claim Fraud, Public Officials and Regional News Investigate

Not every problem faced by the white hats and consumers of the manufactured housing industry can be connected to a brand that is a member …

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Mother’s Day in MHVille, America – Timeless Lessons Learned from Real World Mom Experiences

Whatever terminology or beliefs that someone might have, there is a case to be made that mothers are an essential element to a healthy society. …

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“If Something is Going to Affect Your Life, It’s Best to Know as Much as You Can About It” How Donald Trump Attributed Quote Applies to Best Practices and Life Tips

  Apart from a clear understanding about what is and isn’t ‘the truth’ on any given subject, the threat of getting sucked in by a …

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‘A Pimple on an Elephant’s Ass’ – White House Manufactured Housing Lending Listening Session ‘Logic’ Comments As Prepared LATonyKovachLAJK

‘A Pimple on an Elephant’s Ass’ – White House Manufactured Housing Lending Listening Session ‘Logic’ Comments as Prepared

While the White House communications team involved in the 4.20.2022 listening session made time available for this writer, L. A. “Tony” Kovach, to address the …

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Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Lashed by Current, Past Members; Odd Defense of Arlington VA Based MHI Association, Suggested Meeting for New Post-Production National Trade Group Considered

There are a range of journalistic reasons to provide a subject of an article, topic or series of reports an opportunity to respond. Those reasons …

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‘Virtual Marketplace For Wisconsin Housing Alliance Unveiled’ – Keen Notion with Surprising Results – Facts, Analysis and Possible Profitable Opportunities Examined

Cison and PRNewswire published the following press release for the Wisconsin Housing Alliance (WHA –, a Manufactured Housing Institute (MH) affiliate on 5.17.2021. Almost …

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February 2022 Reflects Year-Over-Year Increase, Initial Manufactured Housing Production- Shipment Totals, plus SCMHI’s Biloxi Manufactured Home Show Attendance Report, Analysis

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has released the following data on February 2022 manufactured home production and shipment data to MHProNews. Note: …

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MarketWatch, Economist Ian Shepherdson Says Home Sales Heading for 25 Percent Drop in Near Term; Joe Biden said- ‘Our Economic Strategy Has Worked’ ‘I think it’s still working’ – Facts & Analysis

On 3.21.2022 the White House website quotes Joe Biden opening his address to the Business Round Table by jesting, “My name is Joe Biden, and …

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Shock! Manufactured Housing Institute Boldy Gives ‘Unforced Error’ Doc After Favorable Court Ruling, MHI Charged ‘Throwing Lifeline’ to DOE Energy Rule MHI Admits Harms MH – MHI, MHARR Analysis

  “Manufacturers believe they can pick up the pace of production even more, but…a final rule from the Department of Energy [DOE] on energy efficiency …

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ATR, AMAC Sign Coalition Letter on New IRS Funding – “Intelligence for your MHLife”© Making Sense of the News

On March 7th, 2022 the organizations named in the featured image, which includes Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and the Association for Mature American Citizens …

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Manufactured Housing Institute CEO Lesli Gooch Said ‘Our Goals Are Aligned” to Civic Leader Ivory Mewborn Asking for MHI Legal, Other Direct Engagement in Manufactured Home ‘Plant a Home’ Zoning Placement Controversy

In the later part of February 2022, MHProNews was provided with some forwarded emails and a related document that are all provided below. MHProNews also …

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Biloxi Manufactured Housing Show Compared to Louisville, Tunica, and Prior Manufactured Housing Industry Trade Shows – Show Ways Unlimited Tips – Lessons, Tips, Facts of Import for Brighter MH and Trade Show Future

Comparing and contrasting can be illuminating. Let’s do that with the Biloxi Manufactured Housing Show for 2022. This column will compare the manufactured home trade …

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Persuading Americans to Consider Different Housing Options During a Growing Affordable Housing Crisis

With enough marketing and/or media attention, millions can be swayed on a given topic. In a specific market area, persuasion on an issue can occur …

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December 2021 Monthly New Manufactured Housing Data with 2021 Annual Manufactured Home Production Totals, Compare to NAR, Conventional Housing Starts, RVs – Opportunities & Obstacles Special Analysis

The December 2021 monthly and 2021 annual data for new HUD Code manufactured housing has been announced and is provided below. To unpack the facts, …

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“Where is the ‘Equity’ for Manufactured Homes and Consumers of Affordable Housing?” – Unpacking Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform CEO Mark Weiss “Issues and Perspectives”

Mark Weiss, J.D., President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) provided this advanced copy of a report they will release …

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FHFA Signals Better Manufactured Home Loans in 2022 – Prosperity Now, Manufactured Housing Assoc for Regulatory Reform v Manufactured Housing Institute – Official Statements, Facts & Analysis

Some 13½ years after the enactment of the Congressionally mandated Duty to Serve (DTS) manufactured housing, rural, and underserved markets for the Government Sponsored Enterprises …

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“Trailerpalooza” to Manufactured Homes “Boomerang” Effect – Affordable Housing Crisis, Nov 2021 Manufactured Housing Production Data – 2022 SWOT Analysis – Housing Crisis Spells Danger and Opportunity

“When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and one represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy, per …

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50th Anniversary Celebration Year – Sunshine Homes 1971-2021 – From Mobile Homes to HUD Code Manufactured Homes and Modular Homes – A Romp Through Key Phases in Manufactured Home History

Under the category of saving one of the best for last (end of the year 2021) is this report on John Bostick and Sunshine Homes. …

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Mayfield, KY Mobile and Manufactured Homes vs. Conventional Construction – Storm Chasing the Surprising Truth About Tornado Deaths, Damage, and Destruction

“Tornadoes in Mayfield, Kentucky caused profound losses,” wrote veteran journalist Edward Helmore for the U.S. edition of the Guardian. “Damage to life and limb caused …

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Joy to the World? Jesus and Jefferson – Why This Christmas, Personal Liberty, and Hope for a Brighter Future Are Clearly Intertwined

Christmas is an ever-relevant event. Why? Let’s examine a few thoughts that make that point, weaving together some quotes from founding father, statesman, and third …

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Unpacking Motley Fool’s and MHInsider’s Reports on Sun Communities $1.3 Billion Deal – Facts, Trends, Analysis Others Missed

To frame the financial site Motley Fool’s report on Sun Communities (SUI) and their recent $1.3-billion-dollar deal for Park Holidays UK “mobile home parks” and …

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10 State AGs Join Energy, Environmental Special Interests to Press Costly Energy Standards Manufactured Housing Institute and Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform Oppose

RV Pro reported on 12.3.2021 that “New Mexico’s Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined several states in urging the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to …

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Manufactured Housing’s 2022 Potential? Tips on Appeal, Facts, and Law on Your Side – What White Hat Manufactured Home Pros Can Do At Local Level to Grow Manufactured Home Sales in 2022

To keep doing the same things in the same ways fits a popular definition of insanity. Instead of an endless repetitive loop, there is good …

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“If You Tell a Lie Big Enough and Keep Repeating It, People Will Eventually Come to Believe” the Lie – Unpacking Why Affordable Housing and Manufactured Homes Struggle During U.S. Housing Crisis

The following comments letter was sent to the Department of Energy on the date shown. It should be read in conjunction with the observations made …

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“Shell Game“ Affordable Manufactured Home Threats “On Steroids“ – Exclusive Probe into Manufactured Housing Industry’s Twin Crises — a One-on-One Interview with MHARR President and CEO, Mark Weiss

  In terms of the topic, the headline largely sums it up. The following is a exclusive new interview with attorney, manufactured housing industry veteran, …

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Baptist News Spotlights Manufactured Homes AGAIN, “Connection Between Wealth Gap, Monopolies, Affordable Housing, and Biblical Truths” – Facts and Analysis

Earlier this month, Baptist News Global (BNG) featured a column by Rev. Ivory Mewborn on the topic of “Manufactured homes and just zoning laws can …

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Cavco Industries – “The Devil is in the Details” – Latest Earning$ Call – Facts, Insights, Legal, Market, and Other Analysis Others Missed

It is axiomatic that ‘The Devil is in the Details.’ Before diving into the transcript and sifting those details from the recent Cavco Industries (CVCO) …

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Marketplace’s, S2A’s Insights – September 2021 Manufactured Housing Production, Shipment Data – Pesky Fact$, Potential Promise, Penetrating Analysis

Politicians, public officials, as well as major business leaders have lost credibility. So said establishment-minded and Civic Alliance member Edelman in a survey linked here. …

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Thomas “Tom” Hodges, J.D., General Counsel to Clayton Homes and Manufactured Housing Institute Chairman Hit with TBPR Complaint – Claims and Inside Scoop

The full complaint against Thomas “Tom” Hodges, J.D., filed with the Tennessee Bar Association for purported violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) are …

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Musings on Truth or Consequences – Risks and Rewards of Learning from Personal, Professional, Political History

In the early morning pre-dawn hours, Newsmax TV often has weekday programming that is historic in nature. This is experiential knowledge, not something learned by …

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“Magnificent Mile” CBS-Danger Crime Risk-Manufactured Housing Institute National Communities Council Fails Warning to Possible Chicago Meeting Attendees, Unpacking “Prop” Agenda, Competing Claims

According to the MHI/NCC event website on this date: “MHI’s goal is to ensure all individuals on site—attendees, staff and venue personnel—remain healthy, safe and …

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“Trailers,” “Trailer Parks,” “Mobile Homes” and Associated Press “Not Aware…This Request [About Manufactured Housing] Before” – How Did Manufactured Housing Institute Miss This? Plus, 12th Anniversary Celebration Kudos

Most professionals learn within a few weeks of staring in our industry how sadly common the misuse of terminology is in our segment of affordable …

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Cavalier Homes David Roberson Dies, Musings by Manufactured Housing Pros on “Huge Void” in Loss of “Innovative” Tireless Fighter for MH Industry–Rare Roberson Video from pre-Clayton Homes Days

David Allen Roberson, the former longtime president and CEO of Addison, Alabama based Cavalier Homes, has died. Several messages about his passing into eternity have …

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August 2021 Manufactured Housing Production, Shipment Data Reveals Darkness, Shadows, and Light for HUD Code Manufactured Home Industry, Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform – Facts & Analysis

Some time ago, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) quietly stopped publishing what for years was their version of this report. It was a data point …

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“HUD has Failed…Manufactured Housing”-Manufactured Housing Institute, Cavco Exec Hits HUD Failure to Enforce Manufactured Housing Improvement Act, “Enhanced Preemption,” more – HUD, Competing Claims – Facts & Analysis

In certified “truth in testimony” to a U.S. House subcommittee for Financial Services, Manuel “Manny” Santana, P.E., Director of Engineering for Cavco Industries, made pages …

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“Project Saturn,” Code Name “Monarch” SEC v. Cavco, Stegmayer, et al. Federal Suit Revelations About Cavco, Skyline-Champion, Other Manufactured Housing Brands, Apparent Monopolization Scheme Involving Manufactured Housing Institute Members

“Project Saturn.” Code Name “Monarch.” These and other cloak-and-dagger terms where used by Joseph “Joe” Stegmayer, Daniel “Dan” Urness and apparently others at Cavco Industries …

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Sobering MHI Tipster’s Forecast of a Downturn Now Reality, July 2021 New Manufactured Home Production-Shipment Facts Reveals Slide, New Moat Method Explored – Facts & Analysis

When digesting the latest facts and data provided by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) to MHProNews shown below, keep the following additional …

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“Same Ole BS and Washington Speak” Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) “Must Publicly Call Out HUD” FHFA and Biden Administration – MHI Must Push to Implement Industry’s Two Good Laws

In a call and email from a frustrated Manufactured Housing Executives Committee (MHEC) voice on 9.2.2021 is the following to MHProNews. These remarks are in …

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Wrath of Khan? “Critical Time” “Support…Manufactured Housing Industry” Says Manufactured Housing Institute – Claims “Protecting Your Business and Expanding Opportunities” – Facts, Fiction, FRAUD-Analysis

“Support the Manufactured Housing Industry,” the headline from the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) email of 8.30.2021 boldly proclaimed under an oversized MHI logo. While the …

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Unpacking “When the Party’s Over” – Billie Eilish Animated, Live, Lyric Videos – The Cold Reality of What’s Next

Millions did not get the memo. Millions who think they did missed it too. Performer Billie Eilish may or maybe not agree on precisely “when …

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