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HUD Monitoring Contract Solicitation

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Attached for your information and review is an MHARR communication with HUD Assistant Secretary/Federal Housing Commissioner, Brian Montgomery, regarding the recently-published HUD monitoring contract solicitation and more, specifically, the unnecessarily truncated response time for the submission of bids. The MHARR letter, which is self-explanatory, is another action by MHARR to …

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MHARR Urges Congress to Preserve DTS In GSE Reform Legislation DBN

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Washington, D.C., March 28, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in written testimony submitted to the Senate Banking Committee in conjunction with its March 26-27, 2019 hearing concerning reform of the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) and the domestic housing finance system, has called on Congress to maintain …

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HUD Proposes Rule to Adopt EPA Formaldehyde Standards — Eliminate Formaldehyde “Health Notice”

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in the March 22, 2019 edition of the Federal Register, has issued a proposed rule that would amend the Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards (24 C.F.R. 3280) and Procedural and Enforcement Regulations (24 C.F.R. 3282) to incorporate formaldehyde emission …

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HUD Secretary Carson HUDdle Conference Features Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform Engagement on Zoning, Placement, and Financing

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development, on March 20, 2019, held the latest in a series of “HUDdle” conferences with invited HUD-program stakeholders.  The conferences, which are an initiative of — and hosted by — HUD Secretary Ben Carson, focus on emerging issues at the Department, including, but not …

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MHARR Analysis Exposes HUD PD&R Energy Costs “Whitewash”

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Washington, D.C., March 19, 2019 –The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has filed an analysis and comments (copy attached) with the federal Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) exposing a blatant whitewash of supposed manufactured housing energy regulation costs developed at the request of the MHCC by the Department …

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Court Rules That Sierra Club Has Standing to Sue DOE Over Manufactured Housing Energy Standards

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COURT RULES THAT SIERRA CLUB HAS STANDING TO SUE DOE OVER MANUFACTURED HOUSING ENERGY STANDARDS In a development that was not unexpected, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied a motion by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club, …

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New Proposed Energy Standards Rule Should Apply To Manufactured Housing Energy Rule making

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new proposed rule in the February 13, 2019 Federal Register (copy attached) that would significantly modify its procedures for developing new or revised energy conservation standards and related test procedures for consumer products, “appliances,” and certain commercial and industrial equipment. While …

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Independent National Manufactured Housing Post-Production Association Takes Major Step

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Washington, D.C., January 8, 2019 – The National Association of Manufactured Housing Community Owners (NAMHCO), a new, independent association representing a key manufactured housing industry post-production constituency, has announced a major step in its initial organization and the start of national-level advocacy activities to better and more effectively represent the …

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President Trump Announces Nominee Dr. Mark Calabria to Become New Director of Federal Housing Finance Agency

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President Trump, on December 12, 2018, announced the nomination of Dr. Mark Calabria, currently the Chief Economist for Vice President Mike Pence, to become the new Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), when the term of current FHFA Director, Melvin Watt, expires in January 2019. The nomination to …

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HUD Publishes Final Revised Rv Exemption Rule

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TO:HUD CODE INDUSTRY MANUFACTURERS, RETAILERS, COMMUNITIES, STATE ASSOCIATIONS AND PRESS FROM:MHARR RE:HUD PUBLISHES FINAL REVISED RV EXEMPTION RULE The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published a final rule in the November 16, 2018 Federal Register (copy attached) amending the exemption of certain recreational vehicles (RV) from regulation …

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MHARR Communication with HUD Assistant Secretary Brian Montgomery Regarding Program Monitoring Contract

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October 26, 2018 VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS Hon. Brian Montgomery Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Suite 9100 451 7thStreet, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20410 Re: Manufactured Housing Program Monitoring Contract Dear Secretary Montgomery: As the national representative organization for small businesses within the comprehensively-regulated manufactured housing industry, the …

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HUD “Clarification” on Frost-Free IB Offers More Questions and Confusion Than Answers

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OCTOBER 17, 2018 TO:                 MHARR MANUFACTURERS                      MHARR STATE AFFILIATES                      MHARR TECHNICAL REVIEW GROUP (TRG) FROM:           MHARR RE:                 HUD “Clarification” on Frost-Free IB Offers More Questions And Confusion Than Answers As a follow-up to the MHARR memorandum sent earlier …

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GSEs’ “Duty To Serve Underserved Markets” Plans

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OCTOBER 3, 2018  TO:   INDUSTRY MANUFACTURERS, RETAILERS, COMMUNITIESAND FINANCE COMPANIES FROM:           MHARR  RE:                 FHFA REQUESTS INPUT ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO  GSEs’ “DUTY to SERVE UNDERSERVED MARKETS” PLANS Attached for your review and information is a copy of a notice issued by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on October 3, 2018, seeking public …

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MHARR Exposes GSES’ Failure On Chattel Financing Before Congress

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     Contact: MHARR (202) 783-4087 Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in a submission (copy attached) to the House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee in conjunction with a September 27, 2018 oversight hearing on regulation of the two “Government …

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Washington Update – MHARR September 19, 2018 – an Exclusive Report and Analysis

[vc_row][vc_column][td_block_trending_now][vc_column_text]EXCLUSIVE REPORT AND ANALYSIS  IN THIS REPORT:                                                   SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 MHCC DELIVERS STRONG REBUKE TO HUD MHARR COMMENTS FURTHER OPPOSE DOE ENERGY RULE  MHCC REJECTS HUD ACTION ON MULTIPLE ISSUES The statutory Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), meeting in Washington, D.C. from September 11-13, 2018, tackled a lengthy agenda of …

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MHARR to DOE: Only Three Choices for MH Energy Rule – Abandon, Complete Start-Over, Or Face Legal Action

[vc_row][vc_column][td_block_trending_now][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     Contact: MHARR                                                                                                                            (202) 783-4087 Washington, D.C., September 17, 2018 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) filed written comments (see, copy attached hereto) on September 17, 2018 responding to an August 3, 2018 Notice of Data Availability and Request for …

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