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Bill Matchneer

Making Affordable Manufactured Housing Appealing and Great Again

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Actions speak louder than mere words.   Let me give a personal example in order to make a point that will relate to many others that you will doubtlessly know. My wife Soheyla Kovach’s dedication to our industry ought to be self-evident to regular readers of MHProNews and MHLivingNews. Trained as a physician, an MD, …

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Chris Steinbert’s Farewell – Manufactured Home Industry – Then and Now

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. One of our thousands of faithful readers sent me the attached scanned copy of prior Manufactured Housing Institute President, Chris Steinbert’s ‘farewell’ …

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Sparks Fly as NY SAA for HUD Code Manufactured Housing meets with Industry Members

Days before the start of the New York Housing Association’s 65th Annual Meeting, word was circulating in manufactured housing industry circles about challenges arising from controversial statements and positions taken by George Moorehouse, a NY Department of State Code Enforcement Official.  To grasp the flavor of the issues that have stirred MH industry members and …

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Retired Federal Official Sounds Off on Manufactured Housing 

“Long overdue.” “Great Interview!”  “Powerful!” “Very helpful.” “If this video is widely shared, it has the ability to influence many…” These are a sampling of comments that have come in on the interview we did with Bill Matchneer, a prior administrator for HUD Code manufactured housing. Matchneer is unique in a variety of ways, including …

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MHRetailer to MHPro – “We had our guts kicked out of us in 2008-2009 and haven’t recovered”

“Please, oh, please just leave me alone to my little corner of the world. I just want to be able to sell a few houses and try to keep my park full, that’s all.” So said one community owner at an MH industry meeting, as he emotionally spoke about the impact of regulations on his …

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New Financing for MH in 2015; Plus DC, Tunica and Louisville Updates

A lender who’s firm originated hundreds of millions of dollars in mortgages in December is poised to enter manufactured home (MH) lending. That lender holds a high level management role. Our source has been talking to us for about 2 1/2 years, as part of their expanding their understand of the MH space. He tells …

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Forbes and Research by Investors, Home Shoppers, Public Officials, Non-Profts and the News Media on Manufactured Housing

Just as you, I or a colleague might go online to research a restaurant, product or topic, obviously the same happens with investors, news media, government officials, non-profits, educators and the public when it comes to housing and related issues. We'll begin with an example to illustrate a concept, then spring-board to make an entirely …

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