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Manufactured Housing Institute

Manufactured Home Communities – aka ‘Mobile Home Parks’ [sic] – should be 100% Occupied

Investors, take note.  Manufactured Home ‘Street’ Retailers, your report is coming.  But for the next few minutes, we will look at why manufactured home communities (MHCs) – incorrectly still known by too many as ‘mobile home parks’ ([sic] – since no mobile homes have been built in the U.S. since June 15, 1976) ought to …

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Favorite Issues for the Manufactured Housing Industry’s two National Associations

As thousands of MHPros know, the manufactured housing (MH) industry is represented in DC by two different associations. There is MHI – the Manufactured Housing Institute and MHARR – the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform. Each of these is currently pursing rather different courses of action. MHI MHI’s primary focus has been Dodd-Frank reform. …

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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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Where there is Smoke…is there Manufactured Housing Institute Fire?

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Some of the hardest working, savviest professionals in manufactured housing bear the title ‘state association executive director’ – or in some cases – ‘state association president,’ etc.. State associations are at the grass roots level of the industry’s representation. No matter how fabulous a national association might be or become, they would still require those …

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What is MHI’s and the Manufactured Housing Industry’s Leadership’s Strategy?

There are leaders of companies of all sizes involved in the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). Some are huge in MH, others as small as one person and all sizes in between. We routinely get questions related to MHI’s decisions, communications, actions or the seeming ‘absence of action’ which we’ll explore for the next few minutes. …

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Subsidized Housing – Our Secret Enemy?

Let's begin by stating that those who favor subsidized housing, or other programs for lower income households, routinely do so with “good intentions.”  The questions that ought to be asked are many, but we will focus on why manufactured housing professionals ought to sit up and take notice of facts, challenges and “opportunities in disguise” …

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