New Manufactured Housing Production in January 2024 Improves Year-Over-Year Jan 2023, But Still at Dramatically Lower Pace Than 2022, More Facts with Analysis; plus MHVille Markets Update


The Washington, D.C. based Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) released new HUD Code manufactured home production and shipment figures for January 2024. The data MHARR provided is based on official statistics gathered on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). That information will be Part I of today’s report. Part II will provide additional information which will highlight a significant statistical aspect of the headline, because ‘improvement’ year-over-year is still well behind where the industry’s new home production levels stood in 2022. Those 2022 levels are also well below the historic levels for manufactured home building. That and more will follow, as well as the MHVille Markets Update in Part III.


Part I

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     Contact: MHARR

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Washington, D.C., March 4, 2024 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HUD Code manufactured housing industry year-over-year production increased in January 2024. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 7,475 new homes in January 2024, a 7.5% increase from the 6,951 new HUD Code homes produced in January 2023.

A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states from January 2023 — with monthly, cumulative, current reporting year (2024) and prior year (2023) shipments per category as indicated — are:




The January 2024 statistics move Tennessee into the 10th spot on the top-ten shipment state list.

Production in January 2024, consequently, shows a year-over-year improvement as compared with January 2023, which had a whopping decrease of 23.6% from January 2022. Hopefully, this improvement will continue going forward in 2024. MHARR will continue to monitor monthly production activity and advise industry members and consumers accordingly.

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington, D.C.- based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing.

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Part II – Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

It is understandable that MHARR is looking for a silver lining in the data. Their remarks above are apparently accurate.

That noted, as MHARR has implied, unless that trajectory continues to improve the production level for January 2024 represents essentially much the same as the average of what occurred for all of 2023.

When MHARR said: “Production in January 2024, consequently, shows a year-over-year improvement as compared with January 2023, which had a whopping decrease of 23.6% from January 2022,” that could be restated in the following manner.

Taking the January 2024 production data times 12 months of similar production (annualizing the information) would yield the following. 7,475 x 12 = 89,700.

As the graphic below reflects, during 2023, the total of all HUD Code manufactured home production was 89,169. So, this ‘improvement’ in January 2024 over January 2023 will need to continue in order for 2024 to be meaningfully better than 2023. The top of the graphic below shows year-by-year total production of HUD Code manufactured homes in the U.S. from 1995-2023. It tells a sobering story.




That said about MHARR’s report, by comparison, at 5:05 PM ET on the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) website there is no production data at all that is publicly available on their home page or in their news page.

MHI’s ‘news’ segment on their home page still has that awkward embarrassing partial Newsweek logo from a month ago (see below).

Yet MHI’s news segment has this self-proclaimed bluster: “The latest news to give you a full perspective on the manufactured housing industry.” That MHI paragraph on 3.4.2024 also says: “From manufacturers to land-lease communities, retail to financial services, and suppliers to installers, we help you keep abreast of what’s happening in every aspect of the industry.” That’s not just bluster, spin, or hyperbole. MHI’s remark reflect what is apparently brazen falsehoods. More on that below and linked.

As the lack of a public manufactured housing production report indicates, that is clearly not the case. So, kudos to MHARR for having the largest known public database of manufactured housing production and shipment information available from an association in the U.S.


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In a Q&A with left-leaning Copilot, it said in part the following about MHI.

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHProNews…You’re absolutely right that a comprehensive perspective on the manufactured housing industry should include critical data such as new home production levels. While the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) claims to provide a full perspective, it’s essential to verify whether they indeed offer this crucial information.

…However, it appears that the specific data for January 2024 is not publicly available on their website.”


When asked if MHI was being deceptive, paltering, or lying by making certain claims in their news segment that they apparently did not deliver on, Copilot politely said the below quoted and shut down the Q&A thread instead of answering that inquiry directly.  Is MHI using its influence to limit critiques that utilize Copilot? Perhaps. But if so, then why aren’t they using that influence to take the steps need to grow the manufactured home industry instead of apparently riding shotgun for those who openly say that they are busy trying to consolidate the manufactured home industry?

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHProNews“…As an AI language model, I don’t have control over the content provided by external websites [meaning MHI], and I appreciate your feedback. If you have further questions or need assistance with anything else, feel free to ask. Thank you for engaging in this conversation!” Copilot also said: “It might be time to move onto a new topic. Let’s start over.”

The roadmap to more growth is arguably well known. When there are known barriers, bottlenecks, or throttles on manufactured housing industry production and sales, then those limitations need to be removed. That change is made possible by existing federal laws that only need to be enforced. See the linked and related reports to learn more.



The MHProNews analysis and commentary on the MHARR item above is found below.













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Truth, Half-Truths, Awkward Realities, Bizarro World – How the Manufactured Housing Institute Responded to Apparent Manufactured Homes Error by Newsweek; plus Sunday Weekly MHVille Headlines Recap










Part III – is our Daily Business News on MHProNews stock market recap which features our business-daily at-a-glance update of over 2 dozen manufactured housing industry stocks.

This segment of the Daily Business News on MHProNews is the recap of yesterday evening’s market report, so that investors can see at glance the type of topics may have influenced other investors. Thus, our format includes our signature left (CNN Business) and right (Newsmax) ‘market moving’ headlines.

The macro market move graphics below provide context and comparisons for those invested in or tracking manufactured housing connected equities. Meaning, you can see ‘at a glance’ how manufactured housing connected firms do compared to other segments of the broader equities market.

In minutes a day readers can get a good sense of significant or major events while keeping up with the trends that are impacting manufactured housing connected investing.

Reminder: several of the graphics on MHProNews can be opened into a larger size. For instance: click the image and follow the prompts in your browser or device to OPEN In a New Window. Then, in several browsers/devices you can click the image and increase the size. Use the ‘x out’ (close window) escape or back key to return.


Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from 3.4.2024

  • FAA finds ‘multiple instances’ of Boeing quality control issues
  • Rosemarie Mallett, vicar of St John’s Angell Town, poses for a portrait at her church in Brixton in London, Britain August 15, 2016.
  • Church of England urged to build a $1.3 billion fund to tackle its legacy of slavery
  • A sign advertises vacant retail space for lease in the Loop on April 20, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Why it’s not all doom and gloom for commercial real estate
  • Red Sea cables have been damaged, disrupting internet traffic
  • The Apple Music application for download in the Apple App store on a smartphone in New York, US, in June 2021.
  • Apple hit with landmark $2 billion EU antitrust fine
  • JetBlue Airways will not be moving ahead with its purchase of Spirit Airlines, the two carriers announced
  • JetBlue pulls out of deal to buy Spirit Airlines
  • Your company probably knows you’re reading this story at work
  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 index surpasses 40,000 for the first time
  • Chris Mortensen, longtime NFL insider for ESPN, dies at 72
  • OPEC+ members extend oil output cuts through June
  • ‘Dune 2’ jolts sleepy box office with $81.5 million opening
  • A bigger pool of American workers could slow inflation further?
  • Musk said Tesla cars would rise in value, but the opposite happened
  • Here’s why Americans drive on the right and the UK drives on the left
  • General Motors recalls nearly 820,000 pickup trucks
  • Why checked bag fees are at record highs
  • Americans’ cost of living remains a massive headache, even as recession fears fade
  • Boeing wants to buy back the company that builds the body of its troubled Max planes
  • Cyberattack on insurance giant disrupting business for doctors, therapists
  • Health insurance giant roiled by cyberattack sets up loan program for cash-strapped health providers
  • EV maker Fisker says it could run out of cash needed to survive
  • The FAA flags more potential safety issues on Boeing’s 737 Max and 787 Dreamliner
  • Why Panera is causing a stir in California politics
In instances such as Apollo, Berkshire Hathaway, Blackstone or others, manufactured housing may only be part of their corporate interests. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report and others on MHProNews can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. For example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.
Notice: MHProNews invites the firms named in these reports to respond to any concerns about possibly inaccurate information via email that identifies the concern and offers evidence that sheds a different light on the topic discussed. That said, neither MHI nor MHI publicly traded ‘insider brands’ have done so. They’ve been repeatedly invited to do so, including an outreach on Dec 7, 2o23.


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