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Obstacles and Opportunities in Affordable Housing – October 2016

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The front lines of the struggles for affordable housing are a routine backdrop to the news, tips and commentary found on MHProNews.  Our industry’s professionals know the solution is hiding in plain sight. What’s next? How does that message advance more broadly into the public sphere? No one can fix or accept what is overlooked, ignored or …

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Superior September 2016, How Manufactured Housing Can Do It Better

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We as an industry have the superior solution, and while we’re collectively growing nicely, manufactured housing is still just a fraction of its former production levels. ICYMI (in case you missed it), that relatively low level of production is both a threat and an opportunity in disguise. Reality Checks Divisions have always been a part …

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40 Years of Manufactured Housing, 240th Birthday for America, July 4, 2016

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“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” – Warren Buffett “Superficiality is the curse of the modern world.” ― Matthew Kelly There are both keen truths and potent tensions between the two quotes above.  The subject is easy, but we’ll avoid an overly superficial look at the …

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Human Progress, MH Progress and May Preview

Let’s start today with this quote, sent by a reader. “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. I have to agree, this quote ‘fits’ what MH is and has …

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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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Independent Business Survey, MH and the American Political Climate

“Cool Cal Coolidge” once said to a group of journalists that: “After all, the chief business of the American people is business.” This is often misquoted as ‘The business of America is business,’ explains Robert Dies, who brings that topic into focus in an interesting article, linked here.  Dies cites longer excerpts from that president’s talk, …

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America’s and the Manufactured Housing Industry’s Crossroads, July 2015

As regular readers know, the first Masthead  blog post of the month is devoted to ‘introducing’ the Featured Articles on our MHProNews.com home page. Every month, we list them all, and this month will be no exception. There are times when a theme emerges or is planned for a given month. Last month, it was …

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