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Influencing the Narrative – Policy, Billionaires and Quality, Affordable Manufactured Housing

Public policy and the media impacts business, domestic and international affairs. How policy is influenced by the news can be done in many ways. Influencing the narrative the mainstream or social media carries to the public often drives sentiment one way versus another. The ISIS bombing in Paris and the Syrian/Middle Eastern refugee crisis are …

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Justification June 2015 – The State of the Manufactured Housing Industry

The five year recovery is real from the bottom hit by manufactured home producers, yet tepid compared to the MH potential.  We can cheer every baby step forward, while challenging all to see that we are surrounded by opportunities to grow many times faster than the MH Industry has been.   The facts, figures, videos …

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CFPB, GAO, HUD, CFED and Manufactured Housing Industry Professionals

Among the “great calls” was a respected CEO who told me that many issues in MH are so complex, it makes the eyes of lots of industry professionals glaze over. The caller asked me to keep things as simple as possible, so more ‘get it,’ and based upon improved understating, they can act properly. To …

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Manufactured Home outperforms conventional site-built house in hurricane wind test

NBC's Today Show aired a report this morning of an IBHS Research Center wind test done in a South Carolina facility on manufactured homes; one showing a properly installed carport and the other view was of an improperly installed carport. There was also an Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) test performed on two …

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Is a Billion Dollar + Manufactured Home Community US-Canadian deal hanging fire?

Before describing the allegedly pending billion-dollar MHC deal, let me express the reason to discuss this at all. Manufactured housing is on a four year new home shipment incline, but we are still at historically low levels. As the Wisconsin Housing Alliance (WHA) Executive Director, Ross Kinzler, noted near the close of the Federated States …

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