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Manufactured Housing Compromise? Carrots and Sticks, and Mutual Victories?

March 22nd, 2019



The approach often deployed by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) and their industry acolytes is one of sounding reasonable. It’s also the voice of polite compromise.


But unfortunately, it’s been demonstrated time and again to be ineffective. A recent example is the article linked below.


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MHI participated in the same HUDdle linked further below, and at other meetings that the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) likewise attends. MHI postures efforts, but when closely scrutinized, where are their results? 

If Arlington, VA based MHI was effective at their job, why did NAMHCO and their members break away from that trade group?  Indeed, if MHI was doing their job, why would the manufactured housing industry face declining sales during an affordable housing crisis?

The time for talk and watching the troubling trend-lines ought to be over. A few big companies that are MHI members may benefit from the headwinds that MHI may posture efforts against, but in fact does nothing effective at stopping.  These are serious times, serious allegations, and the time to examine and discuss them – with MHI, Clayton and their allies invited for the first session – is asap. 

The time to meet, and organize an effective post-production trade association is going to start at next week’s Tunica Manufactured Housing Show. Hundreds of independents will already be there.  Why not stay an extra half-day, and start charting a course for a brighter future?

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Fix MH Industry Trick$ – Special Meeting at Tunica Show

That’s this morning’s wake up call.  There is strength in numbers. Come to the Tunica Show.  Stay for the special session linked above on Thursday March 28. That’s manufactured housing “Industry News, Tips and Views Pros Can Use,” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © See the related reports for more details. ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)



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