The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) has collected data for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). IBTS data thus becomes “official” federal data.
What follows following the recap of the national totals reporting in October and are for the manufactured home “Shipments and Production Summary Report 08/01/2020 – 08/31/2020.” The totals of that state-based data were reported earlier this month in an MHProNews report an analysis.
Additionally, MHARR provided in the report linked above an aggregate of the national data, plus the top states and compares the cumulative totals.
But what about the state-by-state data for the other 40 states? That is the data that follows below, with credit for the data to IBTS.
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In the production data that follows, IBTS said that (*) “These States Have Fewer Than Three Plants… Totals To Protect Proprietary Information.”
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Conventional Housing Soaring…Affordable Manufactured Housing Struggling,
But There Is More to Know…
American Enterprise Institute Housing Center Director Edward Pinto, J.D., has issued a warning that the strong rise of conventional housing pricing and costs are not sustainable. Their data points to a need for manufactured housing to step up and meet the industry’s long-stated potential.
But there is no such surge, why? After years of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) bragging about their various ‘promotions’ via advertorials, videos, social media, and so on…why is it that manufactured housing is lagging, even by their own admission?
What some don’t know, or may not want to see, is that during the first years of the Trump Administration, the rate of minority home ownership rose over the rate from the eight year Obama-Biden era.
It is still too low, but during the first term of the Trump Administration, the rate of minority home ownership was moving in the right direction. Data from CNN Business and Fox Business reflect an improvement for minorities, women, and all Americans.
While conventional building confidence is soaring, why is manufactured housing snoring? The reasons are many.
See the reports above and those that follow to get a more complete sense of the answer to that question.
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.com.
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