Only 7 Percent of U.S. Counties have Rentals Affordable on Minimum Wage, NLIHC “Out of Reach 2021 – The High Cost of Housing” Report, Analysis; plus Manufactured Housing Stocks Plunge


A full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a one-bedroom rental in only 7% of all US counties — 218 counties out of more than 3,000 nationwide,” said left-of-center CNN Business in their article on the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) report called “Out of Reach 2021: The High Cost of Housing.” CNN noted that “The federal minimum wage is $7.25,” and added that “…the report showed that a worker would need to earn $24.90 per hour in order to afford a two-bedroom home at Fair Market Rent. And a $20.40 “housing wage” would be needed for a one-bedroom. Fair Market Rents are government estimates of what a person should expect to pay for a modest home in their area.”

The NLIHC is a left-of-center nonprofit that has several ties to organizations connected to Berkshire Hathaway, the parent company of Clayton Homes and their affiliated lenders, 21st Mortgage Corporation and Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance (VMF). There are also appears to be ties to nonprofits connect to the Warren Buffett funded nonprofits.

That noted, the NLIHC 7.14.2021 press release – which their press release and attached report should not be construed as an endorsement by MHProNews of any kind – is as shown below. It will be followed by additional information, MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief.



QuoteSignSymbol100x156“Out of Reach” Rents Compounded Struggle for Low-Wage Workers During the Pandemic

Washington, DC – NLIHC released today its annual report, Out of Reach 2021: The High Cost of Housing, which concludes that millions of low-wage renters were struggling to afford their homes before the pandemic and will remain in an economically precarious position without significant congressional action. The report highlights the mismatch between the wages people earn and the price of decent rental housing in every state, metropolitan area, and county in the U.S. The report calculates the “Housing Wage” a full-time worker must earn to afford a rental home without spending more than 30% of their income on housing costs. This year’s national Housing Wage is $24.90 per hour for a modest two-bedroom home at fair market rent and $20.40 per hour for a modest one-bedroom rental home.

Throughout the pandemic, millions of renters were at grave risk of contracting and spreading the virus as they struggled to pay their bills and stay in their homes, and many accumulated rental debt. One reason the pandemic was also an economic catastrophe for so many households is because, even before the pandemic, they could not afford their homes.

“We all deserve the opportunity to live with security and dignity,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, author of the report’s preface. “The Biden-Harris administration is proud to partner with the National Low Income Housing Coalition in taking bold action to address our nation’s affordable housing crisis head on. Together, we can help put an affordable and stable home within reach for every American.”

“Housing is a basic human need and should be regarded an unconditional human right,” said NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel. “With the highest levels of job losses since the Great Depression and an ongoing global pandemic, low-income workers and communities of color were disproportionately harmed. The enduring problem of housing unaffordability requires bold investments in housing solutions that will ensure stability in the future. Without a significant federal intervention, housing will continue to be out of reach for millions of renters.”

Out of Reach 2021 finds that in no state, metropolitan area, or county can a full-time minimum-wage worker afford a modest two-bedroom rental home, and these workers cannot afford modest one-bedroom apartments in 93% of U.S. counties. Over 7.5 million extremely low-income renters are severely housing cost-burdened, spending more than half of their incomes on housing. Such cost burdens lead too often to housing instability and homelessness. More than 226,000 people in the U.S. experienced homelessness on sidewalks or other unsheltered locations on a given night in 2020, and another 354,000 experienced homelessness in emergency shelters, with limited ability to self-isolate. In addition, more than 2.7 million renters live in overcrowded housing conditions, making social distancing from an infected housemate all but impossible.

The report highlights that housing affordability is a racial justice issue, made clearer than ever during the pandemic. Historic and continuing racist housing policies and practices result in people of color disproportionately facing greater challenges accessing decent and affordable homes. Black and Latino workers earn less than white workers, and Black and Latino households are more likely to spend more than 30% of their incomes on housing: while 25% of white households are housing cost-burdened, 41% of Latino households and 43% of Black households are cost-burdened.  Structural injustices, unequal access to housing and healthcare, and greater exposure in low-wage and frontline jobs have resulted in people of color disproportionately contracting COVID-19 and being at high risk of losing their homes. Throughout the downturn, unemployment rates have been higher for Black and Latino workers than for white workers, and the Census Household Pulse Survey has consistently shown the Black and Latino renters are more likely to have fallen behind on their rent.

Even if the economy recovers rapidly and completely from the downturn caused by the pandemic, millions of renters will continue to struggle without significant congressional action.

NLIHC and our partners throughout the country are calling on Congress to take urgent action to ensure low-wage workers and other low-income renters do not simply return to a pre-pandemic status quo. Solving the housing affordability crisis requires expanding rental assistance to all eligible renters in need and making deep, sustained investments in the national Housing Trust Fund and public housing to create, preserve, and rehabilitate affordable homes. Congress should also create a permanent National Housing Stabilization Fund to provide temporary assistance for households at risk of eviction and strengthen and enforce renters’ protections.

The full Out of Reach 2021: The High Cost of Housing report is available at:” this link here. MHProNews Note: while the NLIHC data may be routinely correct, their advocacy is often wide of the mark. Their stated goal sounds laudable. However, their proposals demonstrably have failed to achieve those goals for decades, as some analysis in brief shown below will reflect.

NLIHC self-description says the following.

About the National Low Income Housing Coalition

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. NLIHC educates, organizes, and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing for everyone.


Additional Information, Followed by More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief

The PDF of the NLIHC Out of Reach 2021 report has some 291 pages. MS WORD reports there are well over 100,000 words in that report. Out of all of those ‘words’ a search of their book-sized document using the MS WORD search tool revealed the following number of references to the following terms:

  • Manufactured home – 0.
  • Manufactured housing – 0.
  • Mobile home – 0.
  • Modular housing – 0.
  • Prefab housing – 0.
  • Factory built housing – 0.

One might wonder – how can a large and well funded nonprofit such as the NLIHC – one that correctly laments the lack of affordable housing in the U.S. – then fail to mention the most proven form of affordable housing found in America today?

Ponder that question and the related thoughts. For example, are they somehow ignorant of manufactured housing? Or is there something else afoot?

MHProNews has contacted and interacted with NLIHC leadership previously. From that and other evidence, this publication can assert with confidence that NLIHC are well aware of manufactured homes and factory-built housing.

As evidence, in another one of their publications, a 2017 “Advocates’ Guide”  book-length coaching document, the NLIHC has section devoted specifically to manufactured housing. That document says the following.


The NLIHC has previously published a document that devotes a segment to manufactured housing connected issues. It correctly says that manufactured homes are the largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing in the U.S. Several of the illustrations shown in this report can be opened in many browsers to reveal a larger size. To open this picture, click the image once. When the window opens, click it again to reveal the larger size photo. Use your browsers back key to return to the article.



Federal resources for affordable manufactured housing. Manufactured housing is largely financed in the private marketplace. However, there are several existing federal resources that support the development, financing, and rehabilitation of affordable manufactured housing, such as HUD- HOME, USDA Rural Development, and Weatherization funds.

Manufactured Housing “Done Right”.  Once shunned by nonprofit housing developers, manufactured homes are now making inroads into affordable housing projects and mindsets. Much of this progress is attributable to a small but innovative group of advocates who challenged assumptions and convention about developing and preserving manufactured housing. Across the nation, several organizations and initiatives are utilizing manufactured homes to provide and maintain affordable housing. These efforts avoid the pitfalls of traditional dealer-based manufactured housing purchase and finance, as well as investor ownership of communities.

The HUD Code. An important factor in the designation of a manufactured home is whether the unit was built before or after June 15, 1976. This date marked the implementation of the

Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act (42 U.S.C. Sections 5401-5426) regulating the construction of manufactured homes and commonly referred to as the “HUD code.” HUD developed and administers the code that implements the statute. These federal standards regulate manufactured housing design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, and energy efficiency. The HUD code evolves over time and has undergone several major modifications since 1976.


Duty to Serve. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) mandates that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) have a “duty to serve” underserved markets; manufactured housing was identified in the Act as one of three underserved markets, along with rural areas and housing preservation. Under the Act, the GSEs are tasked with increasing mortgage investments and improving the distribution of capital available for mortgage financing in these markets. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently issued a final rule on the duty to serve requirements. In a change from the initial and proposed rule, FHFA will now consider personal property or chattel loans for duty to serve credit provided adequate consumer protections are provided. Details of chattel loan protections have yet to be codified, and advocates are encouraged comment and monitor this component of the Rule to ensure that appropriate protections for consumers are in place. The Duty to Serve rule also extends credit to GSEs for activity in manufactured home communities and community preservation.

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (PL 111-203) included several provisions that enhance consumer protections for purchasers of manufactured homes. Dodd-Frank revised the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) to establish specific protections for mortgage loans, origination activities, and high-cost lending. Dodd-Frank also directs the newly created Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) to supervise manufactured housing finance activities.

The Uniform Manufactured Housing Act was passed by the Uniform Law Commission in 2012. This model legislation provides a more uniform system for converting manufactured homes from personal to real property. The act provides a framework for states to develop a system whereby a new manufactured home can be considered real property when located on land controlled by the homeowner.


Advocates should speak to lawmakers with the message that:

  • Manufactured homeowners should be provided opportunities to obtain standard mortgage lending instead of the personal property loans often used to finance this type of housing.
  • Borrowers with personal property loans should be afforded consumer protections consistent with real property or standard mortgage loans.
  • Legislation should be enacted that limits predatory lending practices involving manufactured homes.
  • Policies and programs should be enacted to facilitate manufactured housing community preservation, such as protection from community sales, closures, and rent increases. Residents should be properly notified, and given first right of refusal on the sale of a community.

Improved data collection for manufactured homes should be incorporated into publicly available data

  • resources such as the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), the American

Community Survey (ACS), and the American Housing Survey (AHS). Manufactured home data should indicate property status (personal property or real property) and location information indicating whether the unit is located in a manufactured home community, or on a scattered site lot. The inclusion of these updated and enhanced manufactured home data would provide a much more complete assessment of manufactured housing.


The Housing Assistance Council: 202-824-8600

Rural Data Portal:

Manufactured Homes by County (Interactive Map):

High Cost Manufactured Home Loans by County (Interactive Map):

CFED I’M HOME: 202-409-9788 manufactured_homes/

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): cfpb-finds-majority-of-manufactured-housingborrowers-have-expensive-loans/ ROC USA: 603-856-0246

AARP: 888-687-2277 housing.pdf

National Consumer Law Center: 202-452-6352

National Manufactured Home Owners Association: ##


Note that the NLIHC link to the NMHOA is incorrect. They cited the Seattle Times report on Clayton Homes. That is an example of data or references that often slam – at times, correctly so – predatory and other problematic aspects of manufactured housing.

In fairness, there are aspects of that which the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) – ostensibly pro-growth manufactured housing industry trade group, has made some points that MHProNews has not seen made by the Clayton Homes backed MHI trade group. Specifically, NLIHC is correct in saying that certain research – which should include the U.S. Census – needs more specific and granular level data. If MHI won’t do it, why don’t they at least advocate for it as NLIHC has done?

That noted, there are no obvious references by the NLIHC in the above to sites that are strongly pro-growth, pro-white hat businesses in manufactured housing, that also believes in consumer, white hat business practices, and small business protections.

It is entirely understandable that they would not plug MHI – they take positions at variance with their own. That noted, why didn’t they reference pro-consumer and independent interests platforms such as:

  • The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR)?
  • Or why didn’t they reference MHLivingNews or MHProNews?
To be clear, the NLIHC report has numerous useful points that are based on facts and evidence. That said, they have seemingly inexplicably failed to point out what they in a prior report indicated was the most proven form of affordable housing in the U.S. Namely, HUD Code manufactured homes. Are they seriously trying to advance the cause that they claim? See the full MHProNews report for details and analysis. Several of the illustrations shown in this report can be opened in many browsers to reveal a larger size. To open this picture, click the image once. When the window opens, click it again to reveal the larger size photo. Use your browsers back key to return to the article.


Part of the NLIHC Takeaway? 

The NLIHC cannot claim ignorance of manufactured homes specifically or factory built housing in general. But they also favor groups that have a leftist vs. centrist or center-right bent. Indeed, they have made remarks that self-identify them as a left-leaning or “progressive” group.

Among the statements in their Out of Reach 2021 is a forward by HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. Fudge, along with the balance of their report, also failed to mention manufactured housing as part of the affordable housing solution. That’s troubling, given that Fudge heads up the agency that is the primary regulatory of affordable manufactured homes. Thus another takeaway is this. Despite MHI’s apparently playing footsy with Fudge and teeing up nearly meaningless softball questions for her, unlike former HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Fudge has not yet mentioned manufactured housing in a context apart from MHI involvement.


Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) President and CEO Mark Weiss, J.D., has thus far politely raised concerns about HUD Secretary Fudge’s apparent failures to spotlight manufactured housing when logical opportunities have arisen. Additionally, while not regulated by HUD, the Modular Home Builders Association Executive Director Tom Hardiman has called out the Biden regime for ‘political payoffs’ and proposals that are arguably harmful to his members’ interests. Yet, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) is oddly silent.

Despite the self-described “progressive” agenda of NLIHC leadership, their proposals rely upon programs that have proven not to work for decades upon end. The plugs by Fudge of her agencies programs likewise ironically have proven not to have meaningfully reduced the lack of affordable housing in the U.S.

There are ties between Buffett- and Berkshire-bucks and MHI housing “coalition” partners and the NLIHC. The apparent failures of MHI to stand up for their stated purpose of increasing the manufactured housing market is worse than troubling. It is arguably perjury.


To learn more, see the report linked here and here:

There are numerous additional possible takeaways. But beyond those already noted, there are some organizations that posture the search for a solution, but when carefully examined, they in fact are locking into place advocacy that is proven not to solve anything. Who says? How about Poverty Inc? Or Warren Buffett’s son Peter Buffett in his surprisingly candid admissions, each found in their respective linked reports below.


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Still and quote from the docudrama Poverty, Inc.


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Still and quote from the docudrama Poverty, Inc.
Credit: YouTube.


Still from video interview posted at the link below. Text graphic by MHProNews.
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When the status quo is merely accepted, instead of thoughtfully questioned, several things can occur. The system has had a stacked deck for years, as the Arianna Huffington’s book reminds us. How effective has the system been for the masses of Americans? If the system isn’t working as advertised, isn’t it time to plan for healthier changes?
Ironically, NLIHC and Prosperity Now share several similar views. Yet, NLIHC failed to mention manufactured homes in their Out of Reach 2021 report? See his context and the full ‘debate’ context in the report, linked here.
During both Democratic and Republican administrations, despite claims by both that they desire to see more home ownership, the overall rate in the U.S. is lower today than in 2000. This is but one of several possible examples of why failure to implement the 2000 Reform law matters.


Posturing is not the same as sincere solution-oriented advocacy.

As a former advocate involved in such programs previously told MHProNews, there is an odd dynamic at such organizations. A true solution would eventually put such a group out of business.  So, instead, they posture efforts that if logically examined will never solve the problems they claim to be seeking to correct. With decades of such advocacy, the level of home ownership and the level of affordable housing in the U.S. is lower today than in 2000. That speaks volumes. Who benefits from that pattern? It is often the consolidators and market manipulators, some of whom demonstrably support such groups, directly and/or through more obscured financial channels.

To learn more, see the linked reports.

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Next up is our business daily recap of yesterday evening’s market report and related left-right headlines.

The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates.  Plus, Market Moving Left (CNN) – Right (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this business daily report has recently been modified, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. The headlines that follow below can be reviewed at a glance to save time while providing insights across the left-right media divide. Additionally, those headlines often provide clues as to possible ‘market moving’ items.


Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…

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Weeks before others in the mainstream media began to flash their ‘inflation warnings,’ MHProNews added first the top, then later the second notice above. When someone has even a basic understanding of the principles of economics, ‘inflation’ was predictable. The question is, will hyper-inflation follow? There are voices on both sides of that debate.

Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business = evening of 7.19.2021 [Notice: the multiple typos below are in the original from CNN, in fairness, we get typos too, but then, we don’t have CNN’s billions]

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  • Homeowners have another chance to refinance
  • Many buyers are dropping out of the market
  • Opinion: Why housing demand is about to weaken
  • Ddesperate buyers are paying $1 million over asking price

Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax – evening of 7.19.2021

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Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.

                          • 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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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards, honors and recognition in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position, and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.


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