June is National Home Ownership Month, as MHProNews readers were recently reminded. On Thursday afternoon, June 9th and then June 10-12th, 2022, the Innovative Housing Showcase (IHS) will be revived after its hiatus during the proclaimed COVID19 pandemic. IHS began during the tenure of HUD Secretary Ben Carson, in June 2019. Given the change of leadership and politically charged life in Washington, D.C., perhaps it is no surprise that Dr. Carson’s name is not mentioned in the HUD and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) releases that follow.
The NAHB promotional page on their website says the following about IHS 2022. Notice what is and is not mentioned by the NAHB in their press release.
Innovative Housing Showcase
June 10-12, 2022
The Innovative Housing Showcase is a three-day event featuring new building technologies and housing solutions that are making housing more innovative, resilient and affordable for American families. More than 2,500 people, including policymakers, housing industry representatives, media and the general public, are expected to attend.
The Showcase will be open to the public and free of charge.
The Showcase will include exhibitor demonstrations, entrepreneurs and leaders in the housing industry. There will be more than a dozen exhibitors, including full-sized prototype homes, displaying innovative building technologies that address affordability, resiliency and the future of housing.
Additional opportunities to participate:
The Innovative Housing Showcase is made possible thanks to the funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development* and the National Association of Home Builders.
“I’m so glad that we are able to bring back the Innovative Housing Showcase after a long two years. The 2022 Showcase will more innovative and even more exciting than the 2019 event. The National Association of Home Builders is proud to partner with HUD to present the newest innovators and entrepreneurs in the affordability, resiliency, energy-efficient and forward-thinking sectors of the home building industry. You will be able to see, touch and experience the future of housing at the Innovative Housing Showcase.” — Jerry Konter, 2022 Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.
* The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development did not solicit and will not receive any of these funds. The National Association of Home Builders will not profit from the financial contributions made by the supporters.
Co-hosted by NAHB and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the inaugural Innovative Housing Showcase drew more than 5,000 people June 1-5, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The Showcase featured state-of-the-art building technologies and housing solutions that can make homeownership more affordable for American families, and homes more resilient during natural disasters. The 12 exhibitors included prototype homes displaying innovative building technologies that address affordability and resiliency.
The Showcase included panel discussions and on-stage interviews with Administration leaders, members of Congress, and leaders in the housing industry. ##
While the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) periodically touts to their members that they are part of a ‘housing coalition’ that they claim can benefit manufactured home industry interests, it is interesting to note that NAHB doesn’t even mention manufactured housing being presented at this IHS event.
It is curious that IHS expects 2500 to attend this year, but they said that more than 5000 attended the IHS event from June 1-5, 2019. That noted, HUD’s promotional video seems to focus more on 3D Printed Housing, but at least gives a nod to the manufactured homes that were featured in 2019 and will be shown again later this week.
Innovative building technologies are crucial if we’re going to confront some of our nation’s greatest housing challenges.
— Department of Housing and Urban Development (@HUDgov) June 3, 2022
HUD provided the following schedule.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, June 9th
- 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM| Virtual Event on Addressing Housing Supply Shortages Through Innovative Building Technology with HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter
Friday, June 10th
- 9:00 AM| Secretary Marcia L. Fudge will welcome IHS attendees and offer remarks during the Opening Ceremony on the National Mall, open to all.
- 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM| The Showcase will run on the National Mall, open to all.
- 10:00 AM| HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman will offer remarks at and participate in “Research at HUD: Past, Present, and Future of Offsite Construction – Virtual Event.” You can tune-in on HUD’s YouTube.
Saturday, June 11th
- 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM| The Showcase will run on the National Mall, open to all.
Sunday, June 12th
- 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM| The Showcase will run on the National Mall, open to all. ##
HUD’s press release/promo said the following.
HUD’s 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase
Please join us for HUD’s 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase! The Showcase is a three-day HUD event on June 10-12, 2022, on the National Mall between the Air & Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art – West Building. The theme for this year’s event is “Better Building for All.” The event will be open to the public and free of charge.
This year’s Showcase will highlight innovative designs and technologies that have the potential to increase housing supply and lower the cost of construction and ownership. The Showcase will feature full-sized, tourable housing units. We hope to have several different housing types on display, including manufactured housing, modular housing, insulated concrete forms, and a container home, as well as live demonstrations of a 3D concrete printer.
Additionally, we hope to have participation from several other federal agencies, such as FEMA.
Please visit hud.gov/innovative_housing for more information. We hope to see you on the Mall! ##
Quote from the Secretary
- “To expand access to affordable housing and homeownership, we must reduce the time and cost to build new homes. Innovation in housing design and construction technology is a vital part of this effort and one that HUD has advanced since its founding. Through the Innovative Housing Showcase and its ongoing research and thought leadership, HUD is making housing more affordable, resilient, and sustainable for Americans everywhere.” – Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of HUD
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Per HUD, the following statement was supplied by MHI CEO Lesli Gooch.
Quote from Lesli Gooch
Perhaps it would be bad form for Gooch to use her provided quote to critique the Biden Administration in the say way as she did just days ago in her op-ed comments, linked below. Gooch politely pointed out that the Biden White House’s recent comments in support of manufactured housing and more affordable housing were contradicted in short order the Biden DOE’s manufactured housing energy rule.
NAHB’s Chairman was credited by HUD as saying the following.
Quote from Jerry Konter
“I’m so glad that we are able to bring back the Innovative Housing Showcase after a long three years. The 2022 Showcase will be more innovative and even more exciting than the 2019 event. The National Association of Home Builders is proud to collaborate with HUD to present the newest innovators and entrepreneurs in the affordability, resiliency, energy-efficient and forward-thinking sectors of the home building industry. You will be able to see, touch and experience the future of housing at the Innovative Housing Showcase.” – Jerry Konter, 2022 Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders
Additionally, HUD provided the following quotation from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) association president, Doug Bibby.
Quote from Doug Bibby
“NMHC is proud to once again be a collaborator in support of the Innovative Housing Showcase. At a time of historic housing demand, it has never been more important to discuss novel solutions aimed at the housing affordability issues facing so many communities across the country. From supply chain issues, costs of materials and labor, to outdated regulatory barriers and NIMBYism, the challenges to the development of new housing are myriad. But, by working together with lawmakers at all levels of government and the private sector, we can lower the cost of housing and expand housing opportunities.” – Doug Bibby, NMHC President
Neither NAHB or NMHC mentions manufactured housing by name. So much for MHI’s ‘housing’ allies? Meanwhile, MHI’s Gooch fails to mention the federal preemption of HUD Code manufactured homes. There is no known record of Gooch or others for MHI raising the topic face-to-face with Dr. Carson in 2019. There is a record of HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge rejecting Gooch’s view that manufactured housing should be able to count on HUD for support for manufactured housing overcoming local zoning and placement barriers by using federal preemption. Besides the obvious – and arguably, embarrassing – disconnects between MHI’s prior or recent remarks, Secretary Fudge has a similar problem of self-contradictory remarks. She told Congressional representatives about 11 months ago that “Until we start to address this (zoning placement) issue, we are going to be perpetually in this kind of situation.” That comment was captured on CSPAN video. But for the purposes of this event, Fudge is playing the role of cheerleader. She claims HUD is making more housing available through IHS and other efforts.
MHI member Skyline Champion (SKY) announced that they will provide two of the HUD Code manufactured homes for this year’s IHS. Per their Champion division media release via Berkshire Hathaway owned BusinessWire: “WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Champion Homes is exhibiting two manufactured homes at this year’s Homes on the Hill Showcase by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). Taking place June 10-12, the Innovative Housing Showcase is returning to Washington, D.C. The event will display the value of manufactured homes to lawmakers and consumers. Champion Homes will exhibit two HUD-code homes on the National Mall – the award-winning Odyssey model, and an accessory dwelling unit (ADU).”
HUD’s Policy Development and Research (PD&R) is involved in IHS 2022. MHProNews has previously pointed out the severe disconnect between remarks made by HUD PD&R researchers Pamela Blumenthal and Regina Gray’s on 9.7.2021 about decades of posturing on housing by public officials.
To the points made by Blumenthal and Gray, the Biden White House touted manufactured housing some 18 times in their recently announced housing plan. But within days of that plan’s announcement, MHI’s CEO Gooch admitted that the new Department of Energy (DOE) published manufactured housing energy rule contradicts the Biden pledge to make housing more affordable and accessible.
Further, as was previously mentioned, despite Secretary Fudge’s polite words toward manufactured housing, she vigorously pushed back on the notion that HUD would use its legal resources to facilitate the placement of HUD Code manufactured homes were local zoning and placement barriers kept that from occurring. This despite a letter from Democratic lawmakers that asserted that HUD had the authority to overcome local zoning barriers when it involved HUD-regulated manufactured housing. The now late William Wade “Bill” Matchneer, J.D., told MHProNews that for years, HUD’s office of General Counsel “would not enforce” HUD’s “enhanced preemption” authority.
So, manufactured housing independent producers – one of those who are not a ‘big three’ producer – find themselves in the vexing scenario that MHI asserts a legal right, but will not push for it in a robust public fashion when the opportunity arises. The pull quote by Gooch above is an example of that: why didn’t Gooch say something like: ‘The Innovative Housing Showcase gives public officials an opportunity to see why Congress gave HUD enhanced preemption authority to overcome local zoning and placement barriers when it comes to HUD Code manufactured homes.’ MHARR offered to team up at the state level with an MHI affiliate to engage in legal action to get “enhanced preemption” enforced.
But MHARR later reported that not a single state association accepted their offer.
In testimony to Congress, Cavco Industries (CVCO) engineer and corporate officer Manuel “Manny” Santana complained that “HUD has failed” manufactured housing by failing to enforce “enhanced preemption” under the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (MHIA).
Despite such complaints, MHI’s ‘big three’ continues to posture rather than act. Who says? Former MHI VP turned MHARR founding president and CEO, Danny Ghorbani. Ghorbani is now a MHARR senior adviser. He has ripped the large manufacturers and MHI for feckless photo ops that produce no measurable results.
Samuel Strommen with Knudson Law, after examining and citing the evidence, said he believes there is a case for antitrust action. He specifically named MHI, Clayton Homes, Skyline Champion, and Cavco Industries as being involved in a scheme to manipulate the manufactured housing market by failing to be effective advocates for the industry at large.
The evidence has seemingly boxed MHI and their dominating brands in. They can claim they want good existing laws enforced, but they have for years declined to invest in litigation that could cause HUD and/or other public officials to enforce the MHIA’s preemption authority. Instead, they continue to mouth polite words without matching those words with forceful action. The drum beat for a new association to supplant MHI, if they persist in ignoring the obvious, continues. Prior reports on those topics are linked below.
See the related reports linked above and below to learn more.
How Baby Formula Shortage Crisis Is a Warning for Manufactured Housing Professionals, Affordable Housing Requirements, Those Who Need Low-Cost Manufactured Homes – Facts, Comparisons, Analysis; plus MHMarket Updates
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- Russian Invasion of Ukraine
- Ukrainian Sniper Allegedly Takes Out Putin’s Private ‘Executioner’
- Ukrainian Forces Baffled by Some Potent Weapons From West
- Ukraine’s Zelenskyy ‘Very Happy’ About UK PM Johnson’s Political Survival
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- Macron Draws New Wave of Criticism Over Russia Comments
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- Russia Vows to Take More of Ukraine If West Provides Long-Range Missiles
- More Russian Invasion of Ukraine
- Newsmax TV
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- 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.
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