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MHBA’s Hardiman Rips “Global Banking & Finance” Article Entitled, “Why Does Your Bank Not Finance Modular Homes?”

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  “Wow, I’m not sure which is worse; the writer’s understanding of the modular home industry or grasp of basic grammar and writing skills. This article is a complete mess and only serves to continue to spread misinformation about the modular home industry.  I found no meaningful or helpful information …

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Vanguard’s Carl Bennett Honored by Modular Building Institute as 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee

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The Modular Building Institute (MBI) has announced the induction of Mr. Carl Bennett, into its Hall of Fame at World of Modular 2018 in Hollywood, Florida.   Strong support for this public recognition of Mr. Bennett, and the celebration of his achievements for more than 35 years, comes from prominent …

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State Grants for Businesses Attracting New Modular Builder, Tech Companies

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Technology companies and a new modular home builder are among those that have obtained grants, or applied, to create more high-paying jobs over the next two years in, per the Missoulan, in Montana. “Nicole Rush, the grants manager for the Missoula Economic Partnership, spoke to the Missoula City Council last …

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“Every Day has been a Fight,” Comparing Conventional with Modular Homes in New York City’s Build it Back, Post-Superstorm Sandy

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The New York Times, and others like the Sarasota Herald Tribune carried a recent news story about using modular construction in NYC’s “Build It Back” program.  The story provided an opportunity to highlight the pros and cons of off-site construction in a storm surge prone zone. “We are excited to …

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“Controversial Modular Home” Will Be Removed From Development, Industry Reactions

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Social media lit up with comments from factory-built housing professionals. They were commenting on what local media claimed was a nearly completed modular home that was being forced out off its home site and out of a reportedly hostile neighborhood. “A new home erected in an Allendale Township neighborhood less …

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MBI Exec Tom Hardiman on Modular Placement Hassle

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Green Living Homes modular builder, Frank Dertzbaugh, brought his concerns about a modular home placement problem to the attention of the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) Tom Hardiman. Dertzbaugh, a Daily Business News on MHProNews reader, cited the article linked below, as he explained to Hardiman – the executive director of …

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Here are the Counties Where the Working Class Can’t Afford to Live in the U.S. 

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In recent years the cost of living has skyrocketed throughout the United States. Rising rents have contributed to the creation of over 8 million “worst-case” renters across the nation. The Daily Business News has reported on the rising cost of rent in the country. A map infographic created by How Much (below) …

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What Americans May Learn from Brits – Prefab and Modular Housing in London, Major Cities

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“I’ve always believed there must be a way to get better quality and build quicker,” says Tom Bloxham, chief executive of Urban Splash. The need for more affordable housing in London has been more apparent since the Grenfell Tower fire, according to City Metric. That globally publicized fire tragedy caused …

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Chicago – Massive Modular Project by European Operation Coming

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“This agreement is a major milestone towards converting an unused stretch of land that represents Chicago’s industrial past into a vibrant community that will contribute to Chicago’s economic, cultural and recreational future,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a press release to MHProNews. The Windy City’s mayor addressed the plan to build …

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Micro Solar Mods for Millennials

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It’s been less than two weeks since the Daily Business News reported on Legal & General’s (L&G) announcement that they were entering the modular housing industry in the United Kingdom. L&G, which has ties to U.S. based Cavco Industries, is a giant insurance-focused company that has been advocating for the …

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Meet the Modular Housing Builder Google Picked, and their “Industrial Cathedral”

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A little more than a month ago, the Daily Business News reported on Google’s plans to build modular housing to be used as temporary employee dwellings. The plans are clearly moving forward, as Rick Holliday’s Factory_OS facility on Mare Island was touted in a local report by the Times Herald as …

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Hawaiian Modular Housing Advances

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Kahau’iki Village is shaping up as all-too-rare collaboration of state, county and private sector parties coming together to provide affordable housing for those in the community who are struggling. “It’s a dream come true, hopefully, for those who maybe felt powerless and disenfranchised.  We want children to see a brighter future …

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The Affordable Housing Crisis and the State of Off-Site Housing, Expert’s Commentary

Gallions Reach in East London, UK, is home to an unused gas plant, a deteriorating shopping center and a floodplain that reaches out to the Thames River as it leaves London, an open area that gives one a slight sense of desolation, according to Inside Housing. In the middle of …

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Modular Housing may be Key for Students

Where is the lack of affordable housing not an issue? It is particularly severe in urban areas of California. People are renting garages to live in in some neighborhoods around Los Angeles. The Mercury News reported in April, 2017 the median price for a single-family home in the nine-county Bay …

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News June 18 to June 25, 2017

The New June 2017 articles on the MHProNews.com home page are live, with the full line up on display at this link here. If you’ve been super busy, traveling, have been on vacation, or are new to the Daily Business News  on MHProNews, welcome to our weekly recap of the Manufactured Housing Industry’s “News, Tips …

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City Expanding Affordable Housing

In a move reflecting a growing trend across the nation, the city of San Bernardino, CA is partnering with Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services “to ensure that persons of all walks of life have opportunities to find suitable and affordable housing in San Bernardino,” according to a report from the city’s …

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Modular Housing Scandal? HUD Investigating, Senator McCain Blasts, Wants Reforms

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The AZ Republic has been reporting on a brewing scandal that could make FEMA’s embarrassment over their Louisiana placement of Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) pale by comparison. The Navajo Housing Authority spent $12 million building 91 new homes, all but one was later demolished. Then, “After failing to spend nearly …

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Michael Geller, Making a Home for Manufactured Housing, a Vision for America

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Europeans, Asians, Canadians and others world-wide are among those who come to the U.S. – and/or research online – about the differences and similarities between their version of factory crafted housing with what is found here in the United States. That same exercise is useful in reverse.  It’s helpful to …

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