MHAO, TMHA Facts – Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) May 2022 State-By-State Singles, Multi-Sectionals, Total Shipments – State Dips Despite Promo Videos; plus MHVille REITs, Equities Update


A source connected to the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MHAO) provided MHProNews with their summer 2022 newsletter which included the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) May 2022 “economic report.” It also included a regional snapshot that per MHAO data revealed that a state has witnessed a modest drop in shipments despite their pro-manufactured housing industry video promotion. That and more are found in the information provided, which also seems to reflect a disconnect between data provided by MHAO and data per their newsletter’s MHI sourced data. Meanwhile, the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) has provided their June 2022 data snapshot, which is shown below. These facts are provided with the knowledge that ‘official’ federal data collected on behalf of the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for new national manufactured housing production will be provided later this week. Thus, additional cross checks on facts are available for this analysis (see further below) and/or other possible follow up expert commentaries and viewpoints.


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Manufactured home shipments to Texas retailers expanded in June coming in on the high side of the forecast and topping last month’s seasonally adjusted peak by moving up an additional +5% over May.

The raw total of shipments came in +251 homes above the forecast.

The product mix remained at the 51% multi-section mark, with shipments of multiple section homes beating single-section shipments for the fourth month in a row.

Compared to one year ago shipments were up +26.6% for June, and both years had the same number of production days.

Last month we called out that retail sales were not showing the expansion that shipments had in May, but with the titles processed so far June sales are tracking very high.

Shipments Singles Multis Total
Total for June: 979 1,004 1,983
Change from May (Raw %): 12.9% 12.2% 12.5%
Change from May (Raw Units): 112 109 221
Change from May (SA %): 6.5% 5.1% 5%
Change from June of 2021 (%): 40.5% 15.5% 26.6%
Change from June of 2021 (Units): 282 135 417

Per the MHAO (MHProNews Notice: in several browsers or devices, you can click on the image and follow the prompts to open the illustration to a larger size):


Per the data above, the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association’s now multi-year video promotional effort was insufficient to keep shipments from falling modestly. Loyal MHI member, Darren Krolewski made the argument that the volume of bad news is a factor that limits manufactured home sales and counters positive efforts or news. For more, see the reports linked further below.


Per MHI in May 2022:


This data should be carefully considered in the light of the reports linked below.

State-by-State, Regional, National Manufactured Housing Data for Production, Shipments for May 2022, Compare Manufactured Home to Conventional Housing, Other Research Reports; and MHStock Updates

ICYMI or need a refresher, as a teaser, the data from this pair of economists and the related analysis clearly demonstrates that manufactured housing could be doing multiples of the current levels of production. The potential could set new high-water marks for the manufactured home industry.’

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Which begs the question; why isn’t the post-production side of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) pushing to achieve that significant potential documented above in a dramatic way?

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At the time of this graphic, Berkshire owned dozens of newspapers. They have since been sold, but Berkshire reportedly holds the paper on the note and lease on the real estate for those newspapers. Meaning, Berkshire still ought to have influence with their former media assets. Per ABC News: “Berkshire Hathaway is providing about $576 million in long-term, 9% financing to Lee, which it will use to pay for the Berkshire properties and refinance Lee’s approximately $400 million in existing debt.” and as part of the agreement, Lee will enter into a 10-year lease for BH Media’s real estate.”

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MHI leaders and attorneys were asked to respond to the 7.31.2022 Sunday report linked above that cites them. That inquiry was sent via email Monday afternoon. They were also asked to explain why they don’t publish manufactured housing industry data as other trade associations routinely do for their professions. MHProNews received confirmation from a source deemed reliable that MHI leaders and attorneys received those inquiries. If MHI responds, MHProNews will plan to report their response.

MHI has been ducking accountability for years, as these documented examples reflect.

National manufactured housing data will be produced for June 2022 later this week. Stay tuned for the latest facts, figures, analysis and more expert commentary – like the above – found here on MHProNews.

Lawmakers Approve Affordable Home Ownership Study, Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Affiliate Alerts ‘Predatory’ Conduct by Deep Pocket Investors; plus Manufactured Home REITs, Equities Update


Next up is our daily business news recap of yesterday evening’s market report, related left-right headlines, and manufactured housing connected equities.

The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates.  Plus, Market Moving Left leaning CNN and Right-leaning (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this daily business report has been evolving over time, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. For instance. The headlines that follow below can be reviewed at a glance to save time while providing insights across the left-right media divide. Additionally, those headlines often provide clues as to possible ‘market-moving’ news items.


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Biden Admin officials announced inflation is now ‘officially’ at 9.1 percent, but many believe that the actual rate of inflation is about double that claim. The Washington Examiner said that a historic record 88 percent now thinks that the U.S. is on the wrong track under Biden. As the value of the dollar erodes, that impact should be considered when looking at stock market performance. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 8.1.2022

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  • A woman shops in the supermarket isle of a Target store in the Queens borough of New York City, NY, July 21, 2022.
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  • Why Old Spice, Colgate and Dawn are locked up at many drug stores
  • Is this as good as it gets for Big Oil?
  • ‘Drill, baby, drill’ is back in Europe as gas crisis looms
  • Your pay increase won’t go that far
  • Mark Zandi: Energy and health care bill will nudge inflation lower
  • Evergrande has failed to deliver the debt restructuring plan it promised
  • S. Bank fined for opening ‘sham’ accounts for customers
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  • What’s next for the US housing market
  • A popular sunscreen is being recalled because it may contain a carcinogen
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  • How inflation pushed KFC to put chicken feet on the menu in China
  • Content by The Ascent
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  • Help wanted: $78,000 a year to taste candy while sitting on your couch
  • A customer purchases at a farmers market in Chicago, Illinois, US, on Saturday, July 16, 2022.
  • Why some people actually want a recession (and others say that’s crazy)
  • Morning commuters pass 20 Fenchurch Street, also known as the Walkie Talkie, in the City of London, U.K., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.
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  • A Boeing Co. T-X trainer aircraft is seen at the Boeing Defense, Space & Security facility in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., on Monday, July 24, 2018. Capping off a contentious contracting tussle with President Donald Trump, Boeing Co. received a $3.9 billion contract to continue development, modification and testing of two new aircraft to serve as Air Force One, according to two people familiar with the decision.
  • Boeing averts strike at three defense plants, for now
  • Boeing delivers a 737 Max to airline that suffered crash
  • US approves Boeing to resume 787 deliveries
  • Delta to buy 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10 planes
  • This counts as good news for Boeing
  • Rendering of Gatto Bianco by Fancy Feast
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  • Tide and Dawn owner have a warning about the economy
  • Hershey won’t be able to meet Halloween demand
  • Glossier is coming to Sephora

Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax 8.1.2022

  • Taiwan Girding for Chinese Invasion as Pelosi Plans Island Visit
  • In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan military forces conduct anti-landing drills late last month near New Taipei City. (AP)
  • Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • US: Russia Using Ukraine Power Plant as ‘Nuclear Shield’
  • Poles Mark 1944 Uprising Against Nazis; Compare to Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Russian Troops Committing Genocide
  • Putin: No One Can Win a Nuclear War
  • ‘Relief for the World’ as Ukraine Grain Ship Leaves Odesa
  • Putin Declares United States Main Threat to Russia
  • Ukraine Attacks Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ
  • Russian Missile Hits Ukrainian Grain Tycoon’s Home, Kills Him
  • More Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • Newsmax TV
  • Burchett: China Won’t Be ‘Ridiculous’ Over Pelosi | video
  • Dick Morris: Biden ‘Weak Puppet’ Over Pelosi’s Asia Trip | video
  • Hartzler to Newsmax: No Other Candidate Voted as Much With Trump | video
  • Pat McEnroe: LIV Tour Success Depends on Investments of Saudis | video
  • Ahmad Rashad to Newsmax: Bill Russell Was ‘Our Hero’ | video
  • Arizona’s Lamon: Biden’s ‘Little Gaps’ of Wall Won’t Help | video
  • Lamon: Will Work to Codify Remain in Mexico | video
  • Newsfront
  • Michigan Court Allows County Prosecutors to Enforce 1931 Abortion Ban
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  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday called Russia’s actions [Full Story]
  • Biden Their Time? A Dozen Democrats Who May Run in 2024 If Joe Doesn’t
  • Even before President Joe Biden’s recent bout with COVID-19, the [Full Story] | Platinum Article
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  • Elon Musk’s father admitted he is not proud of his Tesla founder son [Full Story]
  • US Emergency Crude Stockpile Falls to Lowest in 37 Years
  • The U.S. emergency crude oil stockpile fell by 4.6 million barrels [Full Story]
  • US Manufacturing Sector Slows Modestly
  • S. manufacturing activity slowed less than expected in July and [Full Story]
  • Griner’s Trail Resumes Amid Intensified Diplomacy
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  • The United States should not expand its security commitments in [Full Story]
  • PGA Tour Bumps Prize Money to $415M Next Season
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  • An upcoming Netflix show depicting Keri Russell in the role of a [Full Story]
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  • Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad on Monday was informed [Full Story]
  • Report: Pelosi to Visit Taiwan Despite Warnings
  • U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit Taiwan, despite threats [Full Story]
  • Putin: No One Can Win a Nuclear War
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday there could be no [Full Story]
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  • Venture capitalist Blake Masters holds a significant lead over his [Full Story]
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  • Texas Worried Migrants Blocking Mexican Highways Could Threaten US Supply Chain
  • The Texas Department of Agriculture is becoming increasingly worried [Full Story]
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  • Ahmad Rashad to Newsmax: Bill Russell Was ‘Our Hero’
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  • The raging floodwaters that left dozens dead or missing in eastern [Full Story]
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  • Veteran Chicago prosecutor James Murphy harshly criticized Cook [Full Story]
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  • Finance
  • PGA Tour Bumps Prize Money to $415M Next Season
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MHProNews has pioneered in our profession several reporting elements that keep our regular and attentive readers as arguably the best informed in the manufactured housing industry. Among the items shared after ‘every business day’ (when markets are open) is our left-right headline recap summary. At a glance in two to three minutes, key ‘market moving’ news items are covered from left-of-center CNN Business and right-of-center Newsmax. “We Provide, You Decide.” © Additionally, MHProNews provides expert commentary and analysis on the issues that others can’t or won’t cover that help explain why manufactured housing has been underperforming during the Berkshire era while an affordable housing crisis and hundreds of thousands of homeless in America rages on. These are “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use© features and others made and kept us the runaway #1 in manufactured housing trade publisher for a dozen years and counting. 


If it is true, then it isn’t necessarily bragging. By checking the facts and following the money trail, even on controversial topics, MHProNews has provided reports and analysis that stand the test of time. While others – including various examples from mainstream media – have published reports that later need to be corrected or modified in significant ways, reports on MHProNews in recent years have provided a routinely dependable resource for reliable information, analysis, and evidence-based ‘logical’ commentary. There is simply nothing else like it, which is why we have been and remain the #1, despite coverage that often vexes the powers that be in manufactured housing.


Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Equities Closing Tickers

Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.

                            • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
                            • NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
                            • NOTE: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of  the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.

Manufactured Home Communities (a.k.a. ‘Mobile Home Parks’ – SIC) – Exploring UMH Properties; Fellow Manufactured Housing Institute Member Yes! Communities Suits and Settlements; plus MH Markets Updates

NOTE: An update has been linked from this post that includes a reply from Leo Poggione.
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    • 2022 Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage and other factory-built housing industry suppliers.
      · LCI Industries, Patrick, UFPI, and LP each are suppliers to the manufactured housing industry, among others.
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      Enjoy these ‘blast from the past’ comments. MHProNews. MHProNews – previously a.k.a. – has celebrated our 11th year of publishing and have completed over a dozen years of serving the industry as the runaway most-read trade media.HowardWalkerEmergenceOfTonyKovachsPublicationsProfessionalsFilledVacuumDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews-575x399

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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards and honors and also recognition in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.






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