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“No Good Deed” – Brad Pitt, Make It Right Foundation Sued for Defective Modular Housing, NBC News, More Video

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  There are some things you can’t make up. There are not many that would accuse Brad Pitt and the Make it Right Foundation he helped establish of purposefully providing modular homes that have been drawing negative media attention for the last few years. It seems like a fit for …

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Warren Buffett’s ‘Charitable’ Billions – Has Clayton’s Boss Funded Millions of Deaths by Abortion?

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  “What’s Wrong is that We Don’t Ask What’s Right.” – G. K. Chesterton.   “Donations to Abortion Rights Organizations: Buffett is a liberal and is pro-choice. In an effort to lend his support as an abortion and reproductive rights advocate, the billionaire has donated $1.2 billion to abortion rights …

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RV/MH Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Inducted in Gala Ceremonies

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  The Class of 2018 includes: (Back row left to right) Bill Wilson, Cherry Hill Mobile Home Park and Indian Hill Estates; Roger Faulkner, General Coach Canada; Mike Cirillo, Star Management; John Evans, CMHI. (Front row left to right) Derald Bontrager, Jayco, Inc.; Joan Cohron, accepting for Darrel/Harrel Cohron, Dealer …

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Inside Scoop Mulvaney-CFPB and MHI, Berkshire Hathaway Company Meeting Detail$

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Some weeks ago, MHProNews teased in an article that MHI ought to attempt to meet with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).   Given the new leadership under pro-business, and less-activist acting director Mick Mulvaney, such a meeting could prove useful to the industry’s lenders, and all those who used …

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Was the Urban Institute Misled, Duped, or Part of a Manufactured Housing Industry Scam?

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    Introduction When you do the math, it is far more than a $64 billion dollar question, as an upcoming report will outline.   But that $64 billion dollar number – roughly ten times the retail output for all of manufactured housing in 2017 – will help industry readers …

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“Follow the Money” – Controversial Urban Institute Report on Manufactured Housing

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  Warren Buffett gave billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.     Accordng to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation website, that organzation in turn gave millions of dollars to the Urban Institute. The Urban Institute (UI) recently published a report on manufactured housing.   The Urban Institute …

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Warren Buffett’s Role in a “Perfect Storm,” per Oxfam Research

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Warren Buffett is closely watched by several in the manufactured housing industry, with good reason. His Berkshire Hathaway brands with stakes in manufactured housing include Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage, Berkadia, Wells Fargo, Shaw, NAI, and other suppliers, and businesses engaged in the factory-built housing industry. So, a recent …

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21st Mortgage Doc-Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, & Manufactured Housing Industry’s ‘Smoking Gun?’

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At the root of the word ‘responsibility’ is the simple idea of ‘an ability to respond.’ Is there some degree of responsibility within parts of the manufactured housing industry for the crash post-2008? Teeing Up the 21st Mortgage Corp Document To set the stage for understanding the importance of a …

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Bipartisan Praise for Hurricane Irma Preparation, Behind the Scenes Look

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Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), state and federal officials are praising the pre-storm response coordination for Hurricane Irma per reports on Fox News and USA Today. Nelson speaking on Fox, called the federal response, “seamless” with state, local officials and first responders. Irma is reportedly one of …

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Manufactured Homes Repurposed in Costly Housing Market

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In a story that the Daily Business News originally covered here, the Village Mobile Home Park in Sebastopol, California is going to help provide housing to those who are at risk of, or are already, homeless. Back in March, the city committed to invest $258,000 into the project to create …

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Manufactured Housing Delivers Hope for Families in Need

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In Grand Rapids, Michigan, a long-standing issue throughout the U.S. has been brought to the forefront, along with a solution. According to WOOD TV, the gap for families who earn too much money to qualify for low-income programs, but not enough to afford the reality of high rents, results in many families falling …

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UPDATE: Manufactured Home Community Saved

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In a hotly contested property rights versus residents rights case, originally covered by the Daily Business News in September, and then again in December, the five-year journey for residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto, California has come to a favorable end for all parties. In a case that …

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FEMA Manufactured Homes Finally Arrive

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In June 2016, the massive Erskine Fire near Bakersfield, California displaced a number of families. After a long wait, thirteen families, who resided in manufactured homes prior to the blaze, were finally able to move into new FEMA units this week. According to Bakersfield Now, Kern County, which includes the …

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TV Star Donates Modular Home, Provides Industry Recognition

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In Detroit, Michigan, Shamayim “Mama Shu” Harris had a dream. That dream was to create a sustainable eco-village in the heart of her Highland Park neighborhood. “I converted my neighborhood from blight to beauty,” said Harris. Another part of that dream was a main building to handle things. Nationally syndicated …

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Community Assists Manufactured Home Residents

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Long-time community owner and award-winning industry professional, Marty Lavin, has said that many of the industry’s residents are “financially fragile.” Alongside numerous others in the industry, Lavin’s not alone in his concerns for the economically vulnerable residents of manufactured homes. There are also those outside of the MH Industry willing to …

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