Serious-MHARR on DOE Battle, Friday Follies: MHI- Gooch on DOE ‘You Can Trust Us As Much as You Trust Biden Junta on Inflation, Border, Putin or China (Facts, Views, Satire), Plus MHMarkets Slide


There are some issues so serious that they merit serious treatment. That will be the case with the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) news report below which updates the sobering threat to manufactured housing affordability being pressed by the Biden Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE). That will be followed by the Manufactured Housing Institute (also known as Monopolistic Housing Institute, Machiavellian Housing Institute, Manufacturing Housing Insecurity, Manufactured Housing Insult, et al) recent report that updates their readers on the same DOE threat. Oh, pardon us, because that part of this article which will use facts, parody and viewpoints (opinions) can’t quote MHI recently, because MHI has apparently not updated their readers for some time on what they admit is a serious threat from the proposed DOE manufactured housing energy rule. But MHI have updated their countdown to their newly revived annual propaganda and mixers event. That will be this periodic Friday Follies segment which will be followed by the broad slide in manufactured housing connected equities. Yes, on a day when the Dow closed up, most MHVille connected stocks closed down. How that drop in values can occur during an affordable housing crisis is another reason to satirically mock MHI’s claims of “clout.” Oxford Languages defines satire as “the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.” But give MHI and their senior leadership, such as CEO Lesli Gooch, Ph.D., their due. They have been effective at staying out of prison for possible RICO and antitrust violations. Some MHI members are getting sued by their own residents, but MHI itself has not yet been sued by their own independent members for what one MHEC member called MHI’s “association malpractice.” Put differently, what MHI has been demonstrably quite good at is picking their members pockets for dues and meetings while repeatedly holding master classes in paltering and the Big Lie.




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MHI has truly become an insult to all honest trade groups that seek to protect and advance their independent members interests.

MHI has also proven Warren Buffett correct time and again.

  • As Buffett famously quipped, ‘you can’t make a good deal with a bad person’ (or by extension, a bad organization which is made up of corrupt people).
  • Buffett has also been proven correct when he spoke about how harmful the chains of habit can become.

With that overview, the serious from MHARR follows below.  MHARR’s media release to MHProNews will be followed by the seriously stupid, incredibly insulting, unbelievably inept (if MHI’s leadership claims were sincere, which they arguably are not) and demonstrably harmful to independents and consumers actions and inactions.

  • All the while, MHI’s few consolidators that dominate the MHI board, continue to laugh all the way to their respective banks.

From the serious Washington, D.C. based Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is the following release to MHProNews.


 APRIL 7, 2022

                       MHARR STATE AFFILIATES



            The ten states that obtained a nationwide federal district court injunction against the utilization of the “Social Cost of Carbon” (SCC) metric in connection with federal rulemaking proceedings – including the pending U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rulemaking for manufactured housing energy standards – have filed a motion seeking a re-hearing by the entire Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals after a three-judge panel of that court stayed the original injunction in a ruling issued on March 16, 2022. This request for en banc review could result in the re-imposition of the original injunction pending the full appeals process. Significantly, DOE, in filings already submitted to the Fifth Circuit, has conceded that the DOE manufactured housing energy rule would be among the proceedings stayed under the district court’s original injunction.

Meanwhile, DOE, obviously seeking to take advantage of the potentially brief window of opportunity provided by the current stay of the district court’s original injunction, has issued a “final” Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in connection with the proposed manufactured housing energy standards rule.

The nearly 400-page final EIS which, according to DOE, includes information presented in the previously-published draft EIS, “as well as further analyses developed in response to public comments on the draft EIS” was emailed by DOE to select recipients (and posted to DOE’s internet website) on April 5, 2022, just 36 days after the February 28, 2022 conclusion of the public comment period for the draft EIS.  In slightly more than one month, therefore, DOE has supposedly analyzed and addressed, in the final EIS, the 150-plus comments filed in the EIS rulemaking docket, including comments filed by MHARR, which document the utter and complete invalidity of the draft EIS and its various “findings” and assumptions.

More likely, though, as MHARR anticipated and expects to confirm upon a full and comprehensive review of the “final” EIS, is that DOE has unlawfully accelerated publication of the final EIS – without fully and properly addressing the extremely serious issues raised by MHARR and other opponents, as affirmatively required by applicable statute – in order to complete the EIS process and lay the groundwork for the rapid publication of a final manufactured housing energy standards rule before the window of opportunity provided by the Fifth Circuit panel’s decision staying the nationwide SCC injunction closes.

Given its potentially significant impact, MHARR has – and will continue to – closely monitor the Fifth Circuit proceeding in relation to DOE’s destructive manufactured housing energy rule, as part of a carefully-developed approach to this matter.

cc:  Other Interested Manufactured Housing Industry Producers, Retailers and Communities

Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR)
1331 Pennsylvania Ave N.W., Suite 512
Washington D.C. 20004
Phone: 202/783-4087
Fax: 202/783-4075



Additional Information, Mocking and Satirical Analysis of the Manufactured Housing Institute’s (MHI) Often Troubling Failures to Protect Consumers and Manufactured Housing Independents

For weeks, the only trade media that took the time to spotlight the disconnects between MHI’s claims of defending “all segments” of the manufactured housing industry’s interests was MHProNews and MHLivingNews. Reports like the one linked below produced MHI documents obtained from the DOE that demonstrated (sadly, no joke) that the Machiavellian Housing Institute (MHI) was asking DOE to accelerated their rule-making process with their help. So, on the one hand, MHI was similar to MHARR warning about the threat caused to manufactured housing affordability. True enough. But then, contrary to their public posturing to their members, MHI has a demonstrable history of colluding with what MHARR has referred to as “energy interests” to get DOE to do precisely what MHI claimed they were opposing. Want evidence, you say? Here is some, more is linked below it.

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After months of MHProNews periodically hammering away on their scam, the Manipulative Housing Institute (MHI) pivoted.

MHI openly emailed their members and slyly advised them that they were stunningly trying to save the energy rule that they earlier claimed to be opposing, by providing DOE with a template for correcting their flawed rule. It was so egregious that MHARR called out MHI by name and warned them that after the Louisiana vs. Biden 5th Circuit decision that temporarily stayed the DOE that now was not the time to throw the DOE a lifeline.



From the above is an example of what the Manufactured Housing Insecurity association in their own words.


News from Washington

Quoting from MHI documents or showing the MHI logo ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT represent ANY type of endorsement in an apparently CORRUPT and/or INEPT Organization that has a treacherous history that they are repeatedly proven to be unwilling to defend in public debate. Can you blame them? How can they defend the nonsense that they’ve done since early in the 21st century? 

MHI Proposes Alternative Energy Efficiency

Standards to DOE

As part of its comprehensive strategy with the Administration and the Department of Energy (DOE) about energy efficiency standards for manufactured housing, MHI and the industry again reiterated its commitment to supporting energy efficiency conservation efforts and other reasonable environmental protection initiatives so long as they are cost effective and are feasible for the industry from a construction and transportation standpoint. Towards that effort, MHI, in addition to ongoing meetings and outreach, submitted another official comment letter in response to the DOE’s draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which evaluates potential impacts of the Department’s proposed action to establish energy efficiency standards for manufactured housing. MHI’s letter provides an alternative technical proposal for energy efficiency manufactured housing standards focused on improvements that would be feasible in the factory-built environment. Developed by MHI, its members and other industry experts, the technical proposal makes changes to the original DOE proposal that would result in a final rule that achieves the legislative goal of increased energy efficiency, without threatening low- and moderate-income families with losing the most affordable homeownership option in America, manufactured housing, as a result of excessive cost increases and feasibility challenges in the proposed standard.

MHI also argued in its comment letter that the proposed standards do not take into consideration current construction methods and transportation requirements, or testing and compliance requirements. Therefore, the impact of the proposal on consumers and the industry is clearly and significantly underestimated in the EIS both with respect to the expected increase in costs and overall feasibility. Further, MHI states that the proposed rule raises a wide range of legal, policy, environmental, and implementation questions citing a recent court injunction blocking the Administration from using the use of “Social Cost of Carbon” estimates in federal rulemaking. It also fails to comply with the statutory requirement to be cost effective and to adopt a more stringent standard when it would be cost effective. Finally, the proposed rule fails to consult with HUD, as required by statute, and to address the primacy of the HUD Code and the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee’s role in establishing safety and construction standards.

More than 300 comments were submitted as a result of MHI’s Call to Action including letters from state associations, individual company letters, and member responses. Since the release of the proposed rule, MHI has been working with the DOE and the Administration to ensure that any manufactured housing energy efficiency changes are feasible for manufactured housing and will not hurt the availability of manufactured homes for homebuyers.

MHI will continue to actively engage with the DOE and Administration to ensure any manufactured housing energy efficiency standards do not harm this affordable homeownership option. Click here to read MHI’s letter. ##

Goch is a paid mouthpiece for MHI. This pull quote from a letter from Goch is fascinating. On the one hand, Goch says that MHI is working for the interests of all, and wants all points of view. But then, Goch threatens in writing an then MHI member who dared question the association. They can not have it both ways. Part of the irony is that in hindsight, as the evidence mounts, it becomes obvious that MHI has postured efforts for almost 20 years, since the start of the Berkshire era of manufactured housing began. Coincidence? Or just part of a broader plan that has benefited a few at great cost and harm to the many?

Part of a video recorded interview with Nathan Smith, produced before the scandals involving his company became known. In hindsight, his comments may mean more than when they were first said.


MHI Comments Analysis – You Can’t Make This Corrupt Nonsense Up

Let’s unpack those MHI remarks. After months of posturing opposition MHI’s claimed opposition to this DOE energy rule they, Ripperda at TMHA, MHARR, and others have called harmful, MHI themselves stated they are proposing an alternative. What are they thinking? Quoting MHI from the above:

  • A) “Therefore, the impact of the proposal on consumers and the industry is clearly and significantly underestimated in the EIS both with respect to the expected increase in costs and overall feasibility.”
  • B) “Further, MHI states that the proposed rule raises a wide range of legal, policy, environmental, and implementation questions citing a recent court injunction blocking the Administration from using the use of “Social Cost of Carbon” estimates in federal rulemaking.”
  • MHI and their apparently conflicted and corrupt CEO Lesli Gooch might as well have said, ‘Sure you can trust MHI on the DOE Energy Rule! You can Trust MHI as much as you can the Biden Junta on Controlling Inflation, the Border, Stopping Putin, or holding Communist China to Account for the Wuhan Red Death Virus!’

Note: If there are legal, feasibility and even higher costs than are being estimated, then why is MHI offering (yet another) possible roadmap to allow DOE to press for more costly manufactured homes?

But that is obviously what MHI’s own words mean:

  • C) “MHI Proposes Alternative Energy Efficiency Standards to DOE”
  • D) “As part of its comprehensive strategy with the Administration and the Department of Energy (DOE) about energy efficiency standards for manufactured housing, MHI and the industry again reiterated its commitment to supporting energy efficiency conservation efforts and other reasonable environmental protection initiatives so long as they are cost effective and are feasible for the industry from a construction and transportation standpoint.”
  • E) There is in one sense no reason to go further. MHI is blatantly and boldly admitting – even in their cover message – what they are doing. If MHI truly opposedthis rule, they should simply move to ‘kill it.’
  • F) Killing the rule is what MHARR has aimed at doing. Both MHI and MHARR have said that manufactured homes are ALREADY energy efficient. Both admit that consumers can option in “energy star” or other upgraded insulation standards. MHI says that some 30 percent of manufactured home buyers are already buying such enhanced energy efficient homes that go above already energy saving measures.
  • G) What this recent statement means is that MHI has essentially confirmed months of MHProNews reporting and analysison this heated topic.
  • H) But further, MHI is not only tossing the DOE “a lifeline” as MHARR has asserted, which will be shown below. MHI is also giving ammunitionto the enemies and competitors of our industry. MHI’s claims are logically self-contradictory on its face. Then by giving “a lifeline” to DOE, they are de facto admitting there is something to fix. That’s wrong. By MHI saying there is a path that DOE could follow is mistaken, because the path that MHI is offering is also costly. It is a self-contradictory stance. The MHI offered path must therefore be rejected.
  • I) One of the points MHProNews has raised in our analysis is that consumers are being threatened with a loss of choice. Why not let consumers decide how much energy saving features they want to pay for when they buy a new manufactured home?


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  • J) That is precisely what MHARR has done. Let’s examine what MHARR has said in their emails, and then circle back to some additional points from MHI’s underlying document and related information.
  • K) Note that a MHARR emailed memo quoted below essentially lashed MHI’s comments letter.

“MHARR’s supplemental comments strongly object to any characterization of the MHI proposal as an “industry” initiative. First, MHI does not represent the entire manufactured housing “industry.” Any characterization of the MHI “alternative” standards proposal as an “industry” proposal, therefore, is false and misleading. Second, as MHARR’s initial comments in the Draft EIS rulemaking and in the preceding DOE manufactured housing energy standards rulemaking show, mainstream, modern HUD Code manufactured homes are already energy efficient, with average monthly energy costs below those of site-built homes for all tracked energy types. There is no basis, rationale, or need, accordingly, for an “increase” in manufactured housing energy requirements — “judicious” or otherwise – and no representative of any part of the industry should state, suggest, or imply otherwise, particularly when DOE’s energy proposal fails to meet the statutory criteria of both the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 or the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000.”

MHI was given the benefit of the doubt for months and years on end. Perhaps they were just inept. Perhaps they were just smoking too much wacky weed. Perhaps they were tripping on LSD. Perhaps they were weak because in the 21st century it became a revolving door trade group with very little institutional memory, and fewer still staff with any serious manufactured housing experience.

But you can’t make up the number of times that MHI has either fumbled the ball or has done the opposite of what they should have done if they meant what they claim – namely, that they represent “all segments” of manufactured housing, which implies those who don’t have any interest in consolidating smaller brands.

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MHI has been given numerous opportunities to defend their so-called good name in public.

Editorially, we have not hidden our disgust with MHI’s feckless leadership which is either inept, corrupt, or both. But what someone can’t make the case for is that MHI truly has been effective in representing “all segments” of the manufactured housing industry.  To see a simple musing on the concerns about MHI from 8.8.2017, see the below. (August 8, 2017)


The Revised Serenity Prayer

Oh God, please grant me the serenity to accept the things that can’t be changed,

The courage to change the things I can, 

And the wisdom that know the difference,

Without making wisdom an excuse to sit idly by 

while others nobly try,

To correct the corruption that’s in front of the eye,

For all to see who dares and is able,

to challenge the posturing nonsense under the MHI label.



Why is manufactured housing struggling at about 30 percent of its last high in 1998, while mainstream housing is roaring during an affordable housing crisis?  No 3 letters are enough to sum it up, but a good place to start are these three letters. M.H.I. You simply can’t make this level of corruption up. Perhaps that is why the duck in person, public accountability?

MHI has been ducking accountability for years, as these documented examples reflect.

But perhaps if the GOP takes over the House in 2022 after the midterms, maybe, just maybe, they will hold hearings, subpoena documents, and finally recommend prosecution of MHI leaders.  Because MHI’s “code of ethical conduct” is about as big a Big Like Joke as MHI’s antitrust statement. Sam Strommen and those Minneapolis Federal Reserve researchers may just get vindicated if honest lawmakers probe this monstrously corrupt Arlington, VA based group. IF MHI wants to publicly debate their effectiveness, bring it on.










On issue after issue MHI fails to do what common sense dictates. But that would presume that they are honest people, rather than self-serving staffers or often self-serving board members.


If you were writing a ‘based on a true story’ movie about an either inept and/or corrupt trade group, perhaps the template for that could be the 21st century version of MHI. After all, it has often been past or current MHI members that have ripped them on or off the record.

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The sliding manufactured housing equities is documented further below. Sadly, you just can’t make up the ripple effects of the harm being caused by MHI and several of their dominating members. But you can graph it and document it with quotable quotes.

Dated and at times inaccurate or misleading information is available on the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) website, which may explain why MHProNews and MHLivingNews has robust traffic and high levels of engagement when new visitors arrive. That is per third-party metrics. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.
See the related report linked here.

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Next up is our daily business news recap of yesterday evening’s market report, related left-right headlines, and manufactured housing connected equities.

The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates.  Plus, Market Moving Left leaning CNN and Right-leaning (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this daily business report has been evolving over time, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. For instance. 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’ news items.


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

“In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett. That begs a key question. Why don’t more people LOOK at the rearview mirror so they can learn more about the patterns that influence what’s ahead? Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.
Some commentators are saying that the actual rate of inflation in the U.S. is more like 15 to 20 percent. As the value of the dollar erodes, that impact should be considered when looking at stock market performance. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 4.7.2022

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  • Mortgage rates rise, inching closer to 5%
  • Warren Buffett is buying big again
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  • EU Nations OK New Russia Sanctions, Including on Coal
  • Russian Nobel Peace Laureate Muratov Says He Was Attacked With Red Paint
  • Congress Votes to Suspend Russia Trade Status, Enact Oil Ban
  • Ukraine: Georgia Helping Russia
  • UN Assembly Suspends Russia From Top Human Rights Council
  • EU Has Spent $24 Billion on Russian Gas Since War Began
  • Biden, Putin Children Open Targets in Sanctions Over Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister: Russia Wants to Take All Ukraine
  • Ukraine Warns of ‘Last Chance’ to Flee as Russia Prepares Eastern Attack
  • More Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • Newsmax TV
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MHProNews has pioneered in our profession several reporting elements that keep our regular and attentive readers as arguably the best informed in the manufactured housing industry. Among the items shared after ‘every business day’ (when markets are open) is our left-right headline recap summary. At a glance in two to three minutes, key ‘market moving’ news items are covered from left-of-center CNN Business and right-of-center Newsmax. “We Provide, You Decide.” © Additionally, MHProNews provides expert commentary and analysis on the issues that others can’t or won’t cover that help explain why manufactured housing has been underperforming during the Berkshire era while an affordable housing crisis and hundreds of thousands of homeless in America rages on. These are “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use© features and others made and kept us the runaway #1 in manufactured housing trade publisher for a dozen years and counting. 

If it is true, then it isn’t necessarily bragging. By checking the facts and following the money trail, even on controversial topics, MHProNews has provided reports and analysis that stand the test of time. While others – including various examples from mainstream media – have published reports that later need to be corrected or modified in significant ways, reports on MHProNews in recent years have provided a routinely dependable resource for reliable information, analysis, and evidence-based ‘logical’ commentary. There is simply nothing else like it, which is why we have been and remain the #1, despite coverage that often vexes the powers that be in manufactured housing.


Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Equities Closing Tickers

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.

Manufactured Home Communities (a.k.a. ‘Mobile Home Parks’ – SIC) – Exploring UMH Properties; Fellow Manufactured Housing Institute Member Yes! Communities Suits and Settlements; plus MH Markets Updates

Clayton-21st Storm Watch – Sinatra’s Summer Wind Blows Early? – Manufactured Housing Moat Breach – Manufactured Home Values Increasing Faster than Site-Built – Case for Something New in 2022

NOTE: An update has been linked from this post that includes a reply from Leo Poggione.
In cases 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 can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

Sample Kudos over the years…

It is now 12+ years and counting

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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of 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 and honors and also 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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