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Stephanie Reid Raises Undocumented Immigrants Getting Ripped Off by Manufactured Home Communities Issue

  In a release to the Daily Business News on MHProNews today was a Q&A by Stephanie Reid.  Reid was “formerly on staff with the Senate Select Committee for Manufactured Homes,” said the GSMOEF – the GSMOEF, or the Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners Education Fund, which is affiliated with the …

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Monopolization of America Video, Your Customers, Manufactured Housing, Berkshire News Tip, and You

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The principle of the “Wheat and Chaff” is a time-honored one dating back over 2000 years to ancient Israel and other parts of the Middle East. Separating “wheat from chaff” – the healthy from the unhealthy, the good from the bad – is a highly useful concept in our manufactured …

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“When Rules Don’t Apply” Docudrama Video, How Workers, Others Get Ripped Off By Giants Breaking Laws – Successful Case Spotlighted

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It is the Department of Justice, says the makers of this video, that put the theft of wages workers as 4x higher than the loss to property crimes. 4 times more lost wages to companies – white collar – than to those who steal, rob, vandalize, etc.? That’s the claim …

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Money, Minorities, Manufactured Homes – Foiling the American Dream of Affordable Housing

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At the heart of what’s known as the American Dream is the ideal of home ownership and private property.  While millions may want affordable rentals, what study after study reflects is that the vast majority prefer to own rather than rent. When millions are misinformed about a subject, it begs …

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Remarks by HUD Secretary Ben Carson to the Mortgage Bankers Association

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  Flashing back to 2016, among the former GOP contenders to announce their support for Donald J. Trump to become the 45th president was Ben Carson, M.D. Flash-forward to the present.  Now HUD Secretary Carson has been an earnest and dependable supporter of President Trump and his agenda. While he …

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HUD’s Fair Housing Month – Sexual Harassment Campaign, Training Initiative Announced

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No, this is not a ‘how to’ course by the federal government.  Rather, it is how to avoid a serious problem, and as needed, to report alleged violations. Last July, the Daily Business News on MHProNews reported on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sexual harassment PSAs, or …

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Trump Administration Move on Housing Financing Draws Sharp Manufactured Home Association Response

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MHARR URGES CONGRESS TO PRESERVE DTS IN GSE REFORM LEGISLATION  Washington, D.C., March 28, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), in written testimony submitted to the Senate Banking Committee in conjunction with its March 26-27, 2019 hearing concerning reform of the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) and the domestic …

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HUD Charges Facebook with Housing Discrimination, Official Word From D.C., Secretary Carson

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  The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made headlines by charging Facebook with housing discrimination. Here is a video interview that touches on that topic and another.     Then there is the official statement from HUD, which follows. HUD Charges Facebook With Housing Discrimination Over Targeted Advertising …

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Lesli Gooch, PhD, Manufactured Housing Institute EVP Reveals DTS Financing Con Job

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When asked, manufactured home industry members often say they want more and better lending options.  That’s especially true for personal property, home only, or ‘chattel loans.’  Prospective consumers want more affordable lending. Existing or current manufactured home owners may want to refinance higher rate loans with a Berkshire Hathaway lending …

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HUD Proposes Ending Manufactured Home Formaldehyde “Health Notice”

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Let’s be clear. For years, not only manufactured housing, but other forms of housing had formaldehyde.  The health notices that were required in manufactured homes were arguably discriminatory.  Science says there can be more formaldehyde in parts per million (PPM) in the normal person’s breath than there used to be …

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Urgency Grows, Another City Prepares Ban on Manufactured Homes

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The report of yet another American city considering a ban on new manufactured housing is the most recent warning-flag for an issue that has been growing for several years in states across the country. City of Bryan, TX, District Two Councilman Prentiss Madison, told KBTX that he is getting calls …

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HUD Secretary Carson “HUDdle Conference” Draws Manufactured Housing Issues Engagement

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The Daily Business News on MHProNews learned that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, M.D., kicked off their latest ‘HUDle’ meeting at their Washington, D.C. office building. In a statement to MHProNews, here is what the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) said today. …

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“Potentially Enormous Costs” “Proposed DOE Manufactured Housing Energy Standards” Exposed as HUD PD&R “Whitewash”

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  The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) periodically commissions research on various topics.  That research may be dubbed “Policy Development and Research” or PD&R. As an example of a useful HUD PD&R, one established some years ago that manufactured homes and conventional housing – sited side-by-side in urban …

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Subsidized Housing vs Manufactured Homes, Community Owner Marge Clark Sounds Off

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The website of Marge Clark’s Grand Lakeview Estates website says “FOR forty-four years we have been improving the quality of life and reducing the cost of living for our residents, who’ve downsized from their “big” houses.” The new HUD budget proposal for 2020 is out.  It calls for billions of …

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Federalist’s Harsanyi Argues Senator “Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Break Up Big Tech Would Be Bad for America”

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The debate over the breakup of big mega-powerful corporations is heating up. In the American Republic, a healthy exercise of thoughtful free speech is a good thing. Many of those discussions start with a call to break up Big Tech, which voices on both sides of the left-right political aisle …

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What HUD Will and Won’t Say About Manufactured Housing Programs in 2020 HUD Budget

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The 2020 federal budget was released today, and their official release to the Daily Business News on MHProNews will follow further below. But a HUD spokesperson was asked by MHProNews, “How much funding has gone through the HUD voucher program to manufactured home communities and/or for the purchases of manufactured homes?” Brian …

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Anti-Monopolistic or “Antitrust” Action Heating Up in Washington, D.C., What It Could Foreshadow for MHVille

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  On the left or so-called progressive side of the political aisle, several Democratic candidates for the 2020 race have made strong statements about doing more antitrust action. One of those are linked further below. Then, on the conservative side of the aisle, some Republicans and others are condemning what …

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Canadian-Owned U.S. “Mobile Home Park” Condemned, Residents Must Scramble to Meet Deadline to Vacate

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This troubling story out of the northern U.S. is one that periodically crops up in state-after-state.  As Amy Bliss, the Wisconsin Housing Alliance (WHA) state association executive director recently said to MHReview (MHR),  “The biggest reason for community closures is because the municipality revokes the license to operate because the …

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Rent Control & MH – Politicians “Are Carpet-Bombing Our State With Regulations That Will Deliberately Destabilize The Housing Market And Leave It Obliterated”

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The quotation in the headline is a reaction cited in detail further below to legislation passed in Oregon for statewide rent control. Rent control is often hailed by resident groups in our industry.  The activists at MHAction are just one example of support among manufactured home community (MHC) resident groups.  …

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Housing Policy, and Pragmatism – Bridging the Gap – Conservatives AND Liberals, or Conservatives VS. Liberals?

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MHLivingNews recently featured a report where Democrats and Republicans came together in a bipartisan way to support manufactured homes as an important part of the solution the affordable housing crisis in their state.  That report is linked here and below.  Those lawmakers looked at facts, figures, and the reality of …

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