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Rumble over Anti-MH Law-State Association, Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), Clayton Homes, and MHARR

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  Local zoning, ordinances, and barriers-of-entry have been one of the significant factors limiting manufactured home sales. That’s a widely held view, which virtually all state associations, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), a Clayton Homes’ attorney, and the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) would broadly agree upon publicly. …

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Plan for New 296 Site Metro Manufactured Home Community

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PND 3001 Investments has proposed developing a 296 manufactured home development in South Elgin, IL. It is about an 88-acre site.   The plan is for an adult, 55 plus community.  Planners are positioning a comparison to Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake, IL, which Chuck Fanaro developed, and years later, Hometown …

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Anti-MH Bigotry, Prejudice, and Possibly Illegal Action on Display in Manufactured Housing’s Birthplace?

  Indiana in many ways was the ‘birthplace’ of the RV and MH industries. Recreational vehicle (RV) production is still robust in Indiana.   Manufactured homes are still built in Indiana too.  But production of manufactured homes has become more diversified.  States like Texas and Alabama far outproduce Indiana.  Oddly …

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Chinese PreFabs, Modulars Are Selling in the USA, Here’s an Example

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  The Daily Business News on MHProNews has spotlighted Patrick Kennedy with Panoramic Interests before.   Tiny Prefab Builder Takes His Show on the Road Kennedy is keen on using modular/prefabs in multifamily projects to save time and costs. As thousands of factory-built housing professionals know, he’s not alone. Cities …

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Rising Prices and Rates Cool Housing Sales, MH Industry Pro Sounds Off, New Data & Video

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  “In addition to the steady climb in [existing] home prices over the past year, it’s evident that the quick run-up in mortgage rates earlier this spring has had somewhat of a cooling effect on home sales,” said Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors® to the …

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Some Manufactured Homes Included, as Metro Weighs Opening Additional Land for Homes Amid Housing Crunch

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  “The Metro regional government is headed without much fuss toward a decision on whether to open more land for development,” said the Oregon Live (OL).   The evaluation of whether to expand the Portland metro’s urban growth boundary, beyond which development is tightly restricted rarely avoids controversy. “Metro estimates …

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“Thou Shall Not Steal,” $2 Trillion Annually Lost to Lack of Affordable Homes, Making the Manufactured Home Case

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After years of arguably failed polite talk, perhaps more direct and blunt words are needed.   The logic of research economists Chang-Tai Hsieh and Enrico Moretti is that improper land use policies are costing the nation some $2 trillion dollars a year. The reasoning of National Association of Realtors (NAR) …

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Manufactured Housing Industry Potential – Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Reports, Headline News Recap 7.22.2018 to 7.29.2018

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What’s Keeping the Manufactured Housing Industry from Attaining Is Full Potential? Years before the Urban Institute asked last January, “Manufactured homes could ease the affordable housing crisis. So why are so few being made?” MHProNews and MHLivingNews explored that very topic,  day by day, story by story, video by video, …

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Race, Equal Opportunities, Affordable Housing, CNN’s Lydia DePillis, and the Dinesh D’Szouza Reality Check

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  “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” – George Orwell, per Goodreads.   What does that quotation mean?  “The meaning of this statement is that someone can redefine who they are and, in fact, what a society is by being able to …

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Lawsuit Filed Against City to Defend Manufactured Home Owners Rights, led by Equal Justice Non-Profit

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NEWARK, ARKANSAS – on Tuesday, 7.17.2018, Equal Justice Under Law – a national civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C. – filed a federal civil rights complaint against the City of Newark for blocking and banishing residents simply because they do not own an expensive home.   “In 2015, the …

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“Unconstitutional Taking,” “Gentrification on Trial” in Recent Oak Hill Manufactured Home Community Ruling

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  “Easy doesn’t pay well.” – John Bostick, Sunshine Homes   “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we’ve been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by …

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How “Location, Location, Location” in Housing Can Shift, and Manufactured Home Industry Impact

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One of the challenges facing manufactured housing for years falls under the heading of “Location.”   In real estate, there is an axiom that the three most important things about a property are location, location, and location. Per the Real Deal, “the “Yale Book of Quotations” found the phrase used …

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Manufactured Home Communities, Retailers, Developers Face Disruptive, Troubling Trend

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There’s an old axiom that describes the purported three options that someone faces when confronted with a threat. “Fight, flight or deal with it.”   Marty Lavin, JD, is one of a few voices in manufactured housing who has publicly called out in digital print the problem of discrimination against …

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Coldwater, Tall Grass, P&Z Battles, Manufactured Home Community Plan OK’d – Manufactured Housing and the Don Westphal Back Story

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“The Coldwater Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the City Council approve rezoning 20.6 acres from the township R-3 to the city’s AA — Agriculture Residential – for a 102 lot manufactured home subdivision,” said the Daily Reporter. Leading the charge was Don Westphal. “The petitioners from Farrell-Roeh of Littleton, …

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Manufactured Home Nonprofit Affordable Housing Initiative Brings Joy, But Hits Wall

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Melissa Lugo thought owning a home “was just not feasible, being a single mom with two kids,” says the Cortland, NY LoHud. She’s a 34 year old New York City school teacher, and grew up in this town north of the Big Apple.   In 2017, she applied for every …

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“Trapped. Threatened. Scared.” “Mobile Home [SIC] Owner’s Fears Reflect National Crisis”

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“Trapped. Threatened. Scared. That is how thousands of people across the Front Range are feeling and they all have one thing in common: They live in manufactured homes,” says Denver 7 in their report on a manufactured home community in Thornton, Colorado.   At a time when about half of all manufactured homes …

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“Ignorance” at Work, Proposed Code Change Would Impact Thousands

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There is “ignorance” – or prejudice – arguably at work in the Texas city moving to limit manufactured homes in their jurisdiction.  By their own estimates, thousands will be impacted.   The City of Kilgore, Texas Planning and Zoning Board approved changes “unanimously recommended,” per the Longview News Journal. “Manufactured …

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Manufactured Housing – Regulatory, Other Roadblocks and Potential Solutions, Up for Growth Research, plus Urban Institute Report Revisited

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  “Sadly, the growing recognition of [restrictive zoning for housing] by scholars and policy analysts across the political spectrum has so far not resulted in much political action.” — Libertarian law professor Ilya Somin, per the Up for Growth National Coalition, April 2018.   “Manufactured homes could ease the affordable …

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