White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing Requests Info, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

DowJonesIndustrialAverageYahoo1.28.2020ManufacturedHousingIndustryInvestmentReportsManufacturedHomeProNewsThe deadline for comments requested by the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing is now 3 days out. Comments are due 01/31/2020 at 11:59 pm, per the Federal Register website. Comments can be submitted online using their form at this link here.

Why does it matter? Because associations and businesses alike agree that manufactured housing is being limited by artificial zoning barriers. The White House and HUD see the same thing too. With millions of affordable housing units needed in the U.S., it surely looks logical to take this opportunity to sound off. That will be our featured focus this evening.


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Every evening our headlines that follow provide snapshots from two major media outlets on each side of the left-right news spectrum that reflect topics that influence or move investor sentiment. In moments on this business evening report, you can get ‘insights-at-a-glance.’

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Perhaps more important, you will get insights about the industry from experts that care, but also dare to challenge the routine narrative that arguably keeps manufactured housing underperforming during an affordable housing crisis.

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  • Understand the dynamics behind the issues, which can be done in hours or days.
  • Enforce existing laws, including the enhanced preemption provision and other aspects of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (MHIA).

All other forms of affordable housing could require legislative or other fixes. On paper, manufactured housing has a tremendous advantage, because the laws needed to overcome the barriers for affordable manufactured housing already exists.

That almost sounds outrageous. But even MHI and their affiliates admit that point, even though they phrase it in a weak manner.

  • Combat Zoning and Restrictive Land Ordinances – HUD must exercise its preemption authority when local regulatory construction standards and zoning, planning, or development policies adversely affect the placement of quality, affordable manufactured housing. In addition to enforcing HUD’s statutory preemption authority, the Department should work with states and local governments to address state and local discriminatory zoning and development restrictions, which make it nearly impossible to site manufactured homes…

Why would manufactured housing state association’s follow MHI’s lead in failing to use the words “enhanced preemption” when legislators in 2003 and again in 2012 made those words important in their oversight follow-up with HUD?

MHProNews’ L. A. “Tony” Kovach submitted comments that are link here and below.

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MHARR’s comments are linked here and below.


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MHProNews encourages all interested parties to submit comments. Tell your story. Others have done so “anonymously” – so that is an option. But if you feel secure, then use your name, as Tony Kovach and others have too.

One comment letter spotted was one sentence. Others are dozens of pages.

Millions of housing units are needed. Failing to “enforce the law” on “enhanced preemption” or the “Duty to Serve” and other existing laws are collectively an outrage. It costs professionals and investors a fortune. It keeps millions from owning an affordable manufactured home. Speak up before midnight 1.31.2020. Click on the image below or this link here to submit your comments.

White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing; Request for Information

Consistent with President Trump’s Executive Order 13878, “Establishing a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing,” dated June 25, 2019, this document informs the public that HUD requests public comment on Federal, State, local, and Tribal laws, regulations,…

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