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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

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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 housing. In late September 2021, MHProNews reached out to the Associate Press (AP) Stylebook editors. Several questions and issues where brought to their attention.  If implemented, they could improve the …

“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 Read More »

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

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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 been provide to MHProNews. This report will explore aspects of his life that those who knew him should recall. But in reviewing the reflections provided by others in the wake …

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 Read More »

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

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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 that they suspended, apparently due to the embarrassing failure of Clayton and Big 3 MHI producers backed CrossModTM homes to increase production.  Thankfully, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform …

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 Read More »

“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

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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 of sometimes strongly worded statements that blast HUD for having “failed” “manufactured housing.” That claims of failure, per Santana on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Institute and obviously for his …

“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 Read More »

“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

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“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 (CVCO), per the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) case pleadings. The evidence of apparent illegal insider trades at Cavco Industries (CVCO) and related corruption, per the SEC complaint pleadings found …

“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 Read More »

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

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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 facts in mind. There were some 9,430 new HUD Code manufactured homes produced in June 2021. That total 9,430 single and multiple section manufactured homes was a 24.6% increase over …

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 Read More »

“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

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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 response to the various Biden White House, HUD, and FHFA statements that are found in detail at the link below.     “These are the same ole bullsh-t and Washington-speak …

“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 Read More »

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

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“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 Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is making a clarion call to act to stop the looming and “costly” DOE energy rule for manufactured homes, by contrast, MHI is …

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

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

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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 the party’s over.” But “The Party” unofficially ended for many Americans circa March 2020. Millions who were experiencing the best economy of their lives just a few weeks earlier had …

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

“Not Rocket Science” After Flak FMHA Ayotte Attack! Exposes Tim Williams/21st Kevin Clayton Joe Stegmayer/Cavco-Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)–“Ridiculous” MHI“Vendetta” Facts+Analysis

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“It’s not rocket science” said the Florida Manufactured Housing Association (FMHA) Executive Director Jim Ayotte. “The FMHA press release was issued to elevate Florida’s worsening housing affordability problem, to make the case that factory-built housing needs to be part of the solution…” Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) FMHA affiliate executive Ayotte admits that things are getting …

“Not Rocket Science” After Flak FMHA Ayotte Attack! Exposes Tim Williams/21st Kevin Clayton Joe Stegmayer/Cavco-Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)–“Ridiculous” MHI“Vendetta” Facts+Analysis Read More »

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