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S 2155, Manufactured Housing,“Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” Back Story

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S. 2155 is poised to pass the House today.  It’s styled “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.”   Should the bill pass – and Skopos Labs/GovTrack say there is a 56 percent chance of enactment – then the following is what you can expect from the Arlington, VA based national manufactured housing association …

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Anti-MH Industry MHAction Protesters Have Struck Manufactured Housing Again, and Again

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In the aftermath of last year’s Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) annual meeting, an MHI advocate metaphorically taunted MHProNews for our reporting on looming protests of their meeting. That skeptic isn’t doubting the forecast of MHAction protests any more. MHAction initially targeted the MHI annual event in Orlando last year.  But a combination of disruptive factors …

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HUD Secretary Carson, Advocacy Groups, Politicos, & Manufactured Housing Shock

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  Affordable housing, including manufactured homes, is not a partisan issue.   At least, it shouldn’t be. When HUD Secretary Ben Carson, M.D., and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) shared the brief exchange below, there was an energy in Carson’s words.     It’s an energy – “a shock” – that many have experienced over the …

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What Tim Williams, Dick Jennison, Rick Robinson, Lesli Gooch, et al, Taught Me About the Manufactured Housing Institute

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    Hindsight is twenty-twenty. Warren Buffett doesn’t need to convince me or gain my agreement with him on that point.  On that and the value of history, Mr. Buffett and this Masthead writer would agree. Buffett and we agree too on the value of research, reading, asking, listening, probing, and understanding. For the record, …

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Terry Decio, Skyline Homes, “The Secret” – The Rest of the Story

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“I’m tired of being the best kept secret. I’m ready to help house America.” – Terry Decio, Skyline Homes, to MHProNews. What happened? The Rest of the Story, 1… Several of the brands that the industry knows today are not the same brand as they were a decade or more ago. Palm Harbor. Fleetwood. Champion. …

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That’s Debatable – Affordable Housing, Manufactured Homes, Trillion$ Await

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It was 15 years ago, but back then, MHI was correct to quote Harvard’s Eric Belsky. What happened to Belsky’s prediction, that kept manufactured housing from reaching its promised potential? That’s debatable.   We outlined in a cross-referenced, fact-based analysis and commentary part of what allegedly happened to the then-and-now potential for federally regulated, HUD …

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Andy Gallagher, “Ousting” Pam Danner, MHI, Clayton’s RVP, WVHI – “Transparency”

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First, the readers digest version, then the details. Last week, the WVHI sent out their newsletter with a column apparently written by their co-president, George Gunnell.  Gunnell is an RVP for Clayton Homes.  That article and others in the same newsletter indicated that MHI wanted Pam Danner ousted from her role at HUD. That’s not …

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“The X Factor” – Manufactured Housing’s Surprising Solution$

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It should go without saying that the readers of MHProNews span the political, economic, religious, gender, ethnic, and other spectrums. That means there are some that will love a statement they read on X (fill in the blank on what X is), while others oppose that same statement on X. Still others with a furrowed …

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Staff Shakeup! What’s Next – Good and Bad – at the Manufactured Housing Institute?

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Let’s begin with several examples of good news, before we get into the headline concerns.   •   A huge, new manufactured home community has broken ground, and is underway.  That upscale MHC project, linked here, joins Scott Robert’s and his team’s big MHC project, linked here. •   A new, independent HUD Code home manufacturing center …

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The Manufactured Housing Industry’s March Madness

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It’s not just basketball! The Manufactured Housing Industry has its own version of March Madness. For example, there’s the rapidly approaching Tunica Manufactured Housing Show. The pace leading up to and through the show can be intense. To learn more about the largest event in all of manufactured housing, see Dennis Hill’s two articles. One …

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