Manufactured home production and shipments are a mixed bag for September, 2019 results. Before diving into the facts and analysis, let’s step back for some perspective.
It is entirely normal for individuals, including professionals from the same field of endeavor, to look at the same data, but see something different to emphasize. Furthermore, the premise in medicine or other professional fields of a obtaining a ‘second opinion’ is precisely to discern to what degree two different experts may find as a recommendation for the same patient.
With those analogies as a preface, let’s pivot to the latest new HUD Code manufactured home production and shipment data as provided by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), based upon data collected on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
First, let’s look at the MHARR recap of that data. That will be followed by the MHProNews analysis.
Manufactured Home Pro News Analysis
There is value for MHARR to promote the ‘upside’ of this report, while still accurately reflecting the fact that the overall trends are still down year over year in 2019 vs. 2018. Certainly, the point of MHProNews honing in on concerns over the problems and failure to perform by the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis is for a simple reason.
It’s this. You can’t cure what you don’t understand.
What notable has made that point? How about motivational greats like Zig Ziglar, whose editor provided MHProNews with years of articles while the popular Ziglar was still among the quick.
The manufactured home industry’s potential is nothing short of amazing, but it will not achieve those opportunities by burying heads in the sand over real world problems that are keeping that potential from being actualized.
Businesses operate off of reality, which yes, can and should be coupled with optimism and a ‘can do’ spirit. But accountability is critical too. Who says? Consider this next notable. That ‘can do’ spirit here is exhibited precisely by holding the powerful to account for their failures to lead the industry forward during an affordable housing crisis.
Professor Nussbaum was hardly the first to say something like that, as the Teddy Roosevelt quote reminds us all.
The infographic below is a reminder of just how amazing the potential truly is.
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