Stop Insanity, Subtle to Big Lies with KISS – “Keep It Simple, Smarty” – Truth About “Superb” Manufactured Housing Industry Advocacy; 8 Min Reality Check; plus, MHMarket Update & Analysis


If affordable housing and manufactured home professionals hope to stop some of the insanity that has taken root in much of our society, that effort must begin ‘at home.’ That requires a meaningful reality check in our own manufactured housing profession. There are in various ways competing views of reality in America, and that applies to our profession too. This report and analysis will establish reality with a simple, effective KISS approach. ‘Keep it Simple, Smarty.’ This is how it will be accomplished. In the last few weeks, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has managed to get into mainstream media several times. The Washington Post, HousingWire, and a regional North Carolina TV station are among them. Some MHI supporters may find these to be examples of what MHI affiliate, the Ohio Manufactured Home Association (OMHA) Executive Director Tim Williams, called MHI’s leaders “superb” advocacy boils down to measuring MHI by their own words, facts, and hard data. Everything else, however nice sounding, for the purpose of this outline of the true state of the Manufactured Housing Industry in the fall of 2021 can be set aside.

  • So, what are MHI’s claims?
  • What have MHI leaders said before on the same issue?
  • What are MHI leaders saying now?
  • Then, check those MHI claims and their cheer leaders notion of “superb” advocacy against MHI’s own statements and known facts. That’s an objective system that is based upon reality.

In this report and analysis, MHProNews will look at these Keep It Simply, Smarty (KISS) basics.

  • Hard data. That data is as measured by new manufactured home shipments and other similar facts.
  • Implementation of favorable existing laws, considering MHI’s own words.
  • Manufactured housing image in the marketplace, again, considering MHI leaders own words.
  • Comparisons between manufactured homes to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) sales and Recreational Vehicles (RVs, which include towable as well as motorized RVs), and why that comparison matters.

With that outline, let’s begin.


I. Hard data.

In 1998, total Manufactured Housing production was 373,143, per federal data collected for HUD as reported by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).

In 2021, total Manufactured Housing production year to date through August 2021 is 70,410 homes, per MHARR’s total. Note that for whatever reason, MHI stopped sharing this data publicly. Annualizing an average of 8,767.5 homes per month YTD in 2021 could be some 105,201.

So, if that pattern holds, the manufactured home industry today is about 28.2 percent of its prior 1998 high water market of 373,143.


II. A) Implementation of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act (MHIA) of 2000 (or 2000 Reform law).

  1. As MHProNews exclusively reported with the actual documents, MHI leaders said about a decade ago that the MHIA is not fully implemented. See that, linked here.
  2. Fast forward to 2021. In their own recent interviews and commentary to mainstream media, MHI’s CEO Lesli Gooch and President Mark Bowersox admit that zoning and placement barriers are real.
  3. In comments letters, Gooch has said that HUD has not implemented the MHI on its enhanced preemption. On September 7, per Gooch in an op-ed (longer letter to the editor) to HousingWire “…NIMBYism with respect to manufactured homes is unfortunately alive and well in many local communities.” NIMBY is an acronym that means “not in my back yard.”

So, by MHI’s own words and admissions, some 21 years after the MHIA was enacted, has not occurred.


II. B) Implementation of More Competitive Home-Only Lending from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or FHA/Ginnie Mae.

There has long been a Duty to Serve (DTS) affordable housing for the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs or Enterprises) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That Duty to Serve or DTS specifically included manufactured homes in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

  1. MHI on paper says that DTS must include personal property, “home only” or “chattel” lending on single family HUD Code manufactured homes.
  2. MHI leaders on paper also say that there is no such home only lending at present available for manufactured homes.
  3. Even though there was supposed to be a “pilot project” for home only or chattel lending by both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, neither GSE actually delivered. Again, MHI CEO Gooch, admits that.
  4. With respect to FHA Title I home only lending, in years gone by, that used to be a robust lending program for manufactured homes. But that reality eventually ended in the Berkshire era of manufactured housing. Per Gooch in an op-ed (longer letter to the editor) to HousingWire, “FHA also needs to rejuvenate the Title 1 chattel loan program, which only financed 33 homes last year [2020]…”

Let’s sum up those first two issues and 3 items. According to MHI’s own statements and leaders, there has been effectively

  • no positive change on the MHIA, especially on key issues like enhanced preemption which if properly used, could overcome zoning/placement barriers.
  • The manufactured home industry is running at only about 28 percent of its prior high.
  • The industry has less lending options that the federal law provides for; how can any of that be considered superb performance by MHI?
  • Note that the evidence strongly suggests that the only winners in this scenario are consolidators.

Next, for comparison’s sake how have Accessory Dwelling Units fared in California following their change in state law that allowed for state-based preemption of local zoning. While RVs are obviously different than manufactured homes, they are considered ‘cousin’ professions by some, as they share the same roots.


III. Manufactured Housing Industry Image.

In an interview with a North Carolina regional TV station, “The stigma is real. The design can help remote the stigma,” Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin told WRAL.

For years, manufactured housing has carried a stigma of lesser quality, not as durable and with a value that depreciates over time,” said WRAL. “Mark Bowersox, the president of the Manufactured Housing Institute, said things have changed.” “That’s been the knock, but the reality is that’s simply not the case,” said Bowersox.”

But MHI commissioned several studies on how to change the image. Time and again, effectively nothing was done or practically changed, as the production figures reflect. Despite new promises in 2018 that what was later rebranded as CrossModTM homes would be the ticket to changing manufactured housing’s fortunes, following that plan’s roll-out, there was 2½ years of declining new manufactured home sales.

Per a source at FHFA exclusively to MHProNews,On background, based on the annual reports submitted by the Enterprises and published on the Duty to Serve website, Fannie Mae purchased 19 MH Advantage loans between 2018 and 2020, 6 of which were eligible for DTS credit.  All of these loan purchases were in 2020 (see p. 4 of this document).” That same source at FHFA to MHProNews, “Freddie Mac has not reported or sought DTS credit for any CHOICEhome loan purchases during the period 2018-2020.”

The above only takes about 4 minutes of reading. It sums up these vexing but evidence-based realities.

  • Our manufactured home industry has shrunk dramatically during an affordable housing crisis.
  • Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) leaders, elected and appointed, have admitted that favorable laws for manufactured homes (MHIA, including enhanced preemption or HERA’s DTS) continue to be thwarted. FHA/Ginnie Mae lending in 2020 was only 33 loans, said Gooch.
  • Not that anyone who has worked on the front lines of our industry for a year or more needs a reminder, but manufactured housing has a stigma or “image issue.” It was part of the premise of the WMAL report.

Despite years of talk, nothing has effectively changed. The popular definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things the same way and expect a different result. 

Before proceeding on to section IV, let’s look back at a reality check dated January 23, 2019. See if it still fits the facts above.

Motion – or, more accurately, activity – in and of itself, is not necessarily synonymous with, or equivalent to, real progress, or, in fact, any progress at all.  Recent reports emerging from elsewhere within the universe of organizations representing the manufactured housing industry paint a uniformly rosy picture of almost non-stop engagement, dialogue, meetings, conferences, photo-opportunities (presumably to prove the reality of the supposed engagement, dialogue, meetings and conferences) and other related confabs, particularly at the national level. This “good news” all the time meme, in turn, is replicated, repeated and touted by those who, for whatever reason, have determined that it is to their advantage to do so. Indeed, an entire new publication has appeared with the apparent mission of wet-nursing this meme. Meanwhile, others touting and promoting the new meme, urge industry-wide “boycotts” – the intellectual equivalent of book-burning — of anyone who dares question the legitimacy of the meme, or the possible motives of some of its proponents.”

The above was not written by MHProNews. Let’s note that the calls for boycotts came from pro-MHI voices against this publication. That said, let’s pick that writer back up where we left off.

As President Ronald Reagan famously said, though, “facts are stubborn things.”  And the irrefutable facts that are emerging from behind the veil of “group-think” (defined as “a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome”), unfortunately, show that the happy-talk is just that – talk — a veneer designed to create an “illusion of motion” regarding the critical issues that helped tank industry progress and prosperity a decade ago and continue to needlessly restrain and undermine its recovery, growth and development years later, even as the need for affordable, non-subsidized homeownership reaches new heights every day.

So, instead of the endless hype and happy-talk that industry members can get elsewhere if they wish, let’s take a look at those stubborn facts and what they actually mean for the HUD Code industry and the millions of lower and moderate-income Americans who rely on its affordable, non-subsidized homes.”

The rest of that is found in “The Illusion of Motion Versus Real-World Challenges,” written by Mark Weiss, J.D., President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).


Note that voices in MHARR warned in 2019 that some in “the industry” involved at MHI, apparently in concert with insiders at HUD, were working together to ‘run out the clock’ on the Trump Administration’s efforts to elevate manufactured homes.  That notion came to pass.

While much of the U.S. economy roared back to life during the Trump years – due to tax cuts, regulatory mitigation, tariffs, enterprise zones, and new trade deals, etc. – by contrast, almost [dark] magically, manufactured housing declined. That’s just the hard facts.

During the Trump years at HUD, MHProNews made clear – then and now – that there were mixed results and problematic players. On the problematic side where Brian Montgomery or Pam Danner, to name but two that seem to fall in that category. But Montgomery and Danner were promoted or effectively defended by MHI. Indeed, Danner was – per sources – “parachuted in” to her ultimately harmful behavior at the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) by MHI.

On the more positive side, there was Dana Wade, who along with HUD Secretary Ben Carson, M.D.

In the case of Secretary Carson, he was the most positive promoter of HUD Code manufactured housing in the 21st century history of that federal agency. Yet, speeches by Dr. Carson delivered to MHI at MHI events are not found on the MHI website.

Certain ‘big boy’ brands, often working in concert and/or behind the cover of MHI, have worked to thwart the industry from inside. This has been the consistent position of MHARR. The facts seemingly bear that out.

One need not look further then “MHI in Action” with current HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, who despite “happy talk” about manufactured housing, flatly told a U.S. Congressman in a statement recorded on CSPAN video that unless something is done, nothing will change. Fudge also de facto denied she had authority to override local zoning through manufactured housing “enhanced preemption.”

This is reality of manufactured housing today. It happens to fit the thesis of third-party researchers such as Minneapolis Federal Reserve researcher James A. “Jim” Schmitz Jr. and his colleagues. That reality check also happens to confirm what Samuel Strommen at Knudson Law said the industry’s woes routinely traced back to brands involved at MHI. These, per Strommen, were apparent cases of “felony” antitrust, possible RICO, and other legal issues.

With those points noted, let’s pivot to other data that reveals just how much manufactured housing could be growing, IF the root issues of underperformance are navigated.


IV. ADU and RV Sales Data, What That Tells Manufactured Housing Professionals.

Look at RV industry data in 1998 vs. 2021. Compare that to manufactured housing (MH) industry data for that same period. Both industries experienced ups and downs. But

Following partial to more widespread COVID19- connected shutdowns in 2020, the RV industry plunged, as did other professions. But as lockdowns eased, the RV industry has strongly rebounded. In fairness, so too has manufactured home sales, due largely to an extreme lack of new and resale housing inventory.
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MHI member Sun Communities (SUI) Gary Shiffman said that the RV industry projects575,000 RV sales in 2021.” Some in manufactured housing think the MH industry will break 100,000 for the first time in over a decade by year’s end. Others think that maybe 120,000 new manufactured homes  may be produced by year’s end. But as noted above, the current trend would be less than that figure.

  • So, In 1998, MH outsold RVs by a ratio of some 3 to 2.
  • Fast forward to 2021. The ratio could be more like 4 RVs to 1 MH.

Note that at times the big three producers and MHI are talking about ADU sales. Understandable. But what they haven’t said is that ADU’s soared in California following their implementation of statewide preemption.




If federal HUD Code “enhanced preemption” were successfully applied to manufactured housing, that 6- fold increase could yield some 600,000 to 700,000 annual production for MH.

What the facts reveal ought to be troubling for the open-minded who sincerely desire manufactured housing industry growth. MHARR’s Mark Weiss is among those who have said that it is there are some in industry itself that have subverted manufactured housing. Ironically, the Modular Home Building Association (MHBA) Executive Director Tom Hardiman has effectively said similarly as he accused the industry of turning’s its back on mainstream manufactured homes. Hardiman also ripped the Biden-regime plans for housing, while MHI’s Gooch is effectively praising it.

The above word-count, per Capitalize My Title takes about 8 minutes for the average person to read. That’s simple. Every fact happens to fit the contentions and concerns raised here in recent years. They also happen to fit the concerns raised by MHARR and others.

Note that the MHIA was supposed to increase home ownership rates in America. That is written in the bill. But the facts reveal that this has not occurred. The reasons, largely can be attributed to the lack of manufactured housing sales.

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.


Summing up.

Sweeping the dirt under the rug has never been a solution for those who want to solve a problem. Manufactured housing industry independents have suffered under arguably duplicitous or tragically ineffective leadership from MHI, take your pick. Either one is a problem.

Some who are cashing out in the community sector may think they are in high cotton. Perhaps. But what would their properties have been worth a decade ago, in the absence of apparent leadership failures and/or market manipulation? What would they be worth now in the absence of a steady stream of bad news that routinely traces back to MHI members?

That’s KISS. Learn more at the links that follow. The solution is simple. Enforce existing laws. But how is that accomplished, when some in the industry, by accident and/or design, are apparently part of the problem? Perhaps by next week, the solution to this blizzard of betrayal and/or bungling by leaders involved at MHI will be unveiled.



The links and related reports – above and below – each document the various facts and claims. After this KISS wrap, will be our business daily market snapshot and left-right headline bullets. There has been, and continues to be, only one source of ‘straight talk’ and authentic reality checks in manufactured housing trade media. You are looking at it.

Perhaps those fact- and evidence-based realities and common sense analysis, popular or not with the powers that be, are why the runaway largest professional audience is also right here.



There are individual corporate members of the Manufactured Housing Institute that merit scrutiny for antitrust, RICO, Hobbs Act, and other possible legal violations. But the association has its own unique status. MHI as a trade group must be held up to its own claims. When the association’s claims are examined in the light of contradicting facts and evidence, that should trigger federal and/or state investigations. Affordable housing shortages impact every state 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.

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Next up is our business daily 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 (CNN) – Right (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.


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(UT-R) has accused the Biden team of implementing policies that harm the poorest and middle class more while enriching the wealthy. 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.

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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.


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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 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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